Bringing Geography Home with the Education App Stack the States
I was eating breakfast today and I started teaching my son about the states. Never mind that he’s not yet able to read. And by teaching, I mean we played Stack the States. Here’s why: learning the states and capitals when I was a kid was a grueling process.
I remember a series of fill-in-the-blank tests and not doing so hot on those. So my mom sat with me at the dinner table for hours after school for more geographical reinforcement. She flipped flashcards over and over again. I complained, groaned, and crossed my arms, nothing would budge my mom to let me get out it. Finally after hundreds of flashcard flips, I learned all 50 states, capitals, abbreviations, locations and bordering states. I was something of a U.S. geography wiz and it was all thanks to my mother.
My mother has the patience of a saint, I tell you. I don’t. So I’m kicking off the geography lesson with a little help from technology. Stack the States has four different game types, interactive maps and hundreds of questions. And it’s fun. I’m brushing up on my geography lessons as I prep for a painless (I hope) geography lesson for my son.
How did you learn your geography?