Great Ideas: “Stately” Reminders

Image credit: (2013), CC0/PD

From the TCT archives: a fun geography review

As a wrap-up to a study of the 50 states, each student was assigned a state picked at random, cut out its shape, and posted on it photos or drawings of important products, rivers, cities, and the state capital.

Each then hung the state symbol around his or her neck in a special presentation, introducing him/herself in the first person: e.g., “I am Wisconsin.” Some products were brought in and shared, such as peaches from Georgia and cheese from Wisconsin.

~ Submitted by Sr. M. Barbara Gedman, CSFN  (at time of original publication, Our Lady of Calvary School, Philadelphia, PA)

This great idea was originally published in our October 2010 issue.

Have a great idea to share? Share it with us!

All content copyright © Today’s Catholic Teacher/ All rights reserved. May be reproduced for classroom/parish use with full attribution as long as the content is unaltered from its original form. To request permission to reprint online, email