Draw the USA
Most adults can probably do a rough sketch of Texas, Florida, and California. But unless you or a loved one lives in Iowa or West Virginia, you may be at a loss if asked to sketch those states. Draw the USA will give your child an opportunity you probably didn’t have while significantly increasing his knowledge of the United States.
Learn in Small, Incremental Steps
With small, incremental steps your student will work through the entire USA, drawing each state as it connects to its neighbors until he can draw it all from memory. Students will especially appreciate the author’s brief comments such as “Appropriately, Louisiana (LA) is shaped like a thick L,” which give them a hook to hang their memory on. Draw the USA is a fun, easy way for your child to learn the states so that he can connect them to weather, history, and current events. Non-consumable.
Such a fun way to learn US geography. This beats out sitting down and memorizing a map any day. I am super excited that this book was a part of the fifth grade curriculum kit.
This is genius. I wanted this for art. But it’s more for geography. Actually it’s both. It helps cement the state shapes in my kids’ minds. I learned a lot from this too!
Great book for the hands on learner. I purchased this to go along with People and Places of America history curriculum.
I must admit when I bought this I was confused on the concept. It turns out it is cooler than I thought as they are drawing the entire US together piece by piece. My 3rd grader was struggling to learn the locations of states but this has been really helpful. I find it relaxing to work on it side by side with her on my own! My daughter seems to be retaining the information she is learning very well doing it this way!
This is a great way to learn about the USA. Not only are you drawing the state to create the entire United States including Alaska and Hawaii, but they give great facts about each one as you learn to draw each one.