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The Star-Spangled State Book by Joel F. King

Now Available

With both the State Books and the Workbooks now here and available, we are ready to take orders and that means a special offer for you!

First, however, we would like to whet your appetite by providing a free sample from each of the books that you can download today for free.  Give your kids a head start on the states in the union that begin with the letter A.  Do you know how many states start with A?  Download these two samples and find out!  (Scroll down for image of Workbook.)

Download your State Book sample pages here!

Download your Workbook sample pages here!

Like these samples?  Then you will LOVE the book!

The Star-Spangled State Book

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 jam-packed pages.

Quantity:  $18.95


The Star-Spangled Workbook w/ reproducible CD

Quantity: $29.95

I want BOTH printed bound books at the special rate of $39.95 & save $8.95

Quantity: COMBO $39.95 (Reg. $48.90)


Like to hear what others think first?  Reviews to follow...

"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 fun!"

    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 report.

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 a globe.

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 Workbook.

Product review by Heidi Strawser, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, LLC, October 2006


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 trivia.

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 2006

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