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Tour of the USA: Lessons, Activities, Books & Free Printables

Oh my! Here it is! Our long-awaited Tour of the U.S.A.: Lessons, Activities, Books & Free Printables. In this lesson, we read books about the U.S.A., used our set of printables cards (free to you) and learned so much about this country that we love.

Be sure and take a look at what we did and feel free to grab the awesome free printable set, just in time for the 4th of July. And don’t forget to see our book list hub! It is full of lists of books on all kinds of topics on all subjects! You will love it and find it very helpful!

Tour of the USA: Lessons, Activities, Books & Free Printables

Ready for the tour of the U.S.A.? Let’s get started!

These are the places we have listed in our tour:

  • The Alamo
  • The American Flag
  • Bald Eagle
  • Capitol Hill
  • Empire State Building
  • Gateway Arch
  • Hoover Dam
  • Liberty Bell
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Mount Rushmore
  • Statue of Liberty
  • White House

Tour of the USA: Lessons, Activities, Books & Free Printables

Building Up the Excitement

First off, I printed out our free printable set (card booklet and map) in color. I printed ours out on cardstock. Lamination is optional. We got our U.S.A. Toob and our small American flags out. We were so excited about taking a tour of the United States of America. It was so sweet to see them get ready mentally for this lesson.

Tour of the USA: Lessons, Activities, Books & Free Printables

The Books We Read

 The House That George Built F Is for Flag (Reading Railroad) Story of the American Revolution Coloring Book (Dover History Coloring Book) Spin’s Really Wild U.S.A. Tour The American Flag (U.S. Symbols)
 The 50 States: Activity Book: Maps of the 50 States of the USA

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Tour of the USA: Lessons, Activities, Books & Free Printables

Printables Activities

As you will see in the file, you can print the cards and keep them together as a booklet. Or you can do what I did: I printed the cards out in color and on cardstock and used a guillotine to cut them up into individual cards. Print the U.S.A. map in color as well. Lamination is optional.

Tour of the USA: Lessons, Activities, Books & Free Printables

First, Brother took the stack of cards and set them out on our gym mat. Next, Sister took the miniature replicas of each of the places in our U.S.A. tour and matched them to the cards. As she matched the replica, we would read the information on each card. When we were done, Brother took our U.S.A. studies books and he matched up the book with the cards.

Tour of the USA: Lessons, Activities, Books & Free Printables

Tracking our U.S.A. Tour

For this part, we used the map (your free printable) that was printed in color and some glass beads. We took one card and the matching miniature replica and read the information on the card to find the location of that place. Once we found it on the card, we would add the glass bead to the map. We did that with all the cards (except for American flag and bald eagle).

Tour of the USA: Lessons, Activities, Books & Free Printables

Lastly, I asked Brother and Sister which book was their personal favorite. Both of them immediately reached out for The House the George Built. So we read it again. It contains great information and humor. We all recommend it.

USA State Study Notebooking Pages

Tour of the USA – Lessons, Activities, Books & Free Printables

Tour of the USA: Lessons, Activities, Books & Free Printables

Free Printable Set

Time for your free printables! You have three great printables here. The first one is the set of cards, the second printable is the U.S. map and the third printable is a lovely poster with the Pledge of Allegiance. I hope you enjoy them all and share this link with your friends!

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Comments

  1. Hi – your map of the U.S. is bright and colorful BUT….Oregon is SOUTH of Washington, not north. Washington borders Canada. Just thought you might want to correct it! Thanks from a Washington state resident 🙂

  2. Tried to download the the Tour of the USA: Lessons, Activities, Books & Free Printables
    but it didn’t work: it said: “Unable to authenticate.” Can you email me a working link?

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