Learning all of the states and their capitols can be a quite a task for students. Making this material interesting is a formidable challenge for teachers. All around, state capitols present a bit of a learning hurdle.
Today's students like technology and croon over colorful, stimulating, and interactive lessons. Throw in a catchy tune, and whatever topic you are teaching just became ten times more interesting.
Tour of the States is a video on YouTube by Marbles the Brain Store. In this video, each of the fifty states and their corresponding capitols are introduced in a catchy song. An interesting fact about each state is drawn while viewers watch. It is virtually impossible to stop watching this video once it has started.
The song has an R&B quality that hides its academic nature. This video will work with younger students, but will also appear to older students. This broad appeal is a rarity, as many resources on this topic only cater to younger students.
Teachers can view more videos by Marbles the Brain Store or subscribe to their YouTube channel by clicking the red subscribe button underneath the video (viewers must have a YouTube account to subscribe.) Links to new videos are directly emailed to channel subscribers.
If your pacing guide includes covering the fifty states and their capitols, consider incorporating this great resource. Your students will surely want to view the Tour of the States video more than once.