Books and Resources for Teaching American Cities and States
From Unit Plan: Our City and State
The following books are helpful for teaching students a variety of facts about the 50 states.
Fabulous Facts About the 50 States by Wilma S. Ross
A roundup of key information about the geography, economy, and outstanding features of each state.
Classroom Tip: This book can be used as a resource to provide students with important facts unique to the state in which they live.
The United States of America by Millie Miller and Cyndi Nelson
A beautifully illustrated look at our nation, this book provides information on each state's points of interest; state bird, flowers, insects; plus other fun facts.
Classroom Tip: Use this as an additional reference tool for detailed information about each state.
1001 Things to Spot in the Town by Anna Milbourne; illustrated by Teri Gower
Readers embark on a lively, whirlwind tour of towns around the world.
Classroom Tip: This book can be used during the Anticipatory Set to pique students' interest and excitement at the prospect of researching their city.