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The Star-Spangled State Book
by Joel F. King
Join us as we travel from coast to coast, learning about the 50 states! From the
disappearance of England’s first American settlement to California’s population explosion of 1849,
you’ll experience the growth of a new nation. From Plymouth Rock to Pearl Harbor, you'll follow the
course of American history and geography! And when you're done and you think you've learned
everything you can... Well, crack your knuckles, take a seat, and turn the pages to one of our
challenging brain games. Trust me, if you want to stay in the know, the four GeoQuizzes are for
you! Great for children 4th grade on up to adult! The State Book contains 80 glossy full-color
pages! The coordinating workbook that turns the State Book into a 36 week curriculum is 264
The Star-Spangled State Book + Workbook
Grade Level: 4-8
Page Count: 80 full color book /
264 page workbook on CD-ROM
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think first? Here are some reviews...
"If one of your goals for your child's education is for him to learn all about the 50 States, then
you'll definitely want to check out this book! The author, Joel King, a homeschool dad has created
something that will get both children and parents excited about learning the 50 states!
With 3 boys ages 5-14, I've seen plenty of curricula over the years, but this is truly the first
that I've seen to take such a thorough approach to teaching the 50 states. It is just packed with
information! My family absolutely loves the colorful pages with clip art and quick facts. I've
never had a book that was such a complete resource. The Star-Spangled State Book gives the capital,
the date the state entered the Union, the state's population and population ranking, the state's
land area and land area ranking, the names of the 3 most populated cities, a picture of the state,
the state flag, and then some other quick facts. That's a lot to learn, but this book will make it
Nancy Carter, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine
The Star-Spangled State Book is a great U.S. geography resource book. It contains a wealth of
information on each of the 50 states, and the pages are colorful and fun to look at. The
Star-Spangled Workbook is designed to be used with The Star-Spangled State Book. When used
together, these two products form a very thorough and interesting U.S. geography curriculum. These
products are written specifically for homeschoolers in grades four and up.
The Star-Spangled State Book organizes the states in alphabetical order. For each state, it tells
the capital, the date the state entered the union, the state's population and population ranking,
land area and ranking, the state's three most populous cities, a picture of the state and its flag,
two interesting stories, and a list of facts about the state. The book also contains
"Geoquizzes"--fun but challenging ways to test your knowledge of the 50 states. The Geoquizzes
cover state recognition (by shape), capitals, borders, and trivia.
This 36-week course is divided into two semesters. It is based on a 4-day-per-week schedule. By the
end of the course, students should be able to identify all the states and capitals, locate them on
a map, recall basic state facts as well as some trivia, and know which states border which. All the
lessons are contained in the Workbook, which also includes the answer key and a progress
I am very impressed with this course! I cannot wait until my daughter is a few years older and can
use these geography lessons in our homeschool. The author has thought of everything and included it
in these two books. All you need to supply are some pencils and crayons and maybe a U.S. map and/or
These products are available individually (for those who need to purchase workbooks for multiple
children) or as a combo package (which contains one copy of each book). If you are looking for a
solid U.S. geography curriculum for your upper-elementary student, and if a Christian worldview is
important to you, I encourage you to check out The Star-Spangled State Book and The Star-Spangled
Product review by Heidi Strawser, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, LLC, October
At some point in every school career, a child must learn about the states of our country. This
eye-catching, colorful book will surely be a hit!
States are covered in alphabetical order with all the necessary information, including the capital,
date they entered the Union, population, land area, populous cities, a picture of the flag, two
stories about the state, and a state facts box. Additional pages include information on the
thirteen colonies, the Presidents, a summary of abbreviations, a blank map to label states,
quizzes, and more.
Along the bottom of most pages is a Geoquiz challenging the student to recall information in other
places of the book. The student is asked questions about the states, such as capitals, borders, and
I love the little special information and stories included for each state. For example, my home
state of Illinois includes information about the birthplace and life of President Ronald Reagan.
The delightfully illustrated page also includes a strip on Chicago's O'Hare International Airport,
the busiest airport in the world.
Students will learn their state facts and much more in this exciting book.
Product review by Christine Field, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, LLC, October