Item description for 50 States (Fandex Family Field Guides) by Thomas J. Craughwell...
Overview A portable, information-filled atlas of the United States, with customs and culture, natural wonders and treasures of all 50 states plus Washington, D.C. Individually die-cut cards are the perfect tools for learning and identifying each of our great states.
Publishers Description Combining 50 individually die-cut cards with full-color illustrations, plus hundreds of intriguing facts, stories, statistics, and trivia, Fandex is the newest breakthrough in information-packed, family publishing. "50 States": It's a portable, information-filled atlas of the United States. Alabama's hospitality. Texas' feistiness. Alaska's frontier spirit. California's innovation. More than just capitals, mottoes, and state birds and flowers, 50 States is a fresh collection of in-depth profiles featuring customs and culture, personalities and anecdotes, natural wonders and treasures, state by state (including Washington, D.C. ). Taken together, it's a guide that weaves a rich mosaic of the United States. Includes custom-designed maps.
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Studio: Workman Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.77" Width: 4.09" Height: 0.96" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 1998
Publisher Workman Publishing Company
Grade Level Multiple Grades
Series Fandex Family Field Guides
ISBN 0761113991 ISBN13 9780761113997 UPC 019628113993
Availability 0 units.
More About Thomas J. Craughwell
Thomas J. Craughwell is author of more than two dozen published works. Among them are his highly acclaimed Saints Behaving Badly (Doubleday, 2006) and Saints Preserved: An Encyclopedia of Relics (Image, 2011). Craughwell's book, Stealing Lincoln's Body (Harvard University Press, 2007), has been adapted into a History Channel documentary. His articles have been printed by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Inside the Vatican, and Our Sunday Visitor. A popular speaker, Craughwell has appeared on EWTN, CNN, and Ave Maria radio to discuss saints, the canonization process, and Catholic history. He writes out of his home in Bethel, Connecticut.
Thomas J. Craughwell currently resides in Sleepy Hollow, in the state of New York. Thomas J. Craughwell was born in 1956.
Reviews - What do customers think about 50 States (Fandex Family Field Guides)?
Fun, easy learning Jul 5, 2006
We bought this as a gift for our soon-to-be first grader. We have been traveling a lot this summer and the fandex is a fun, easy way for our daughter to look at the states we have been through. Concise and easily manipulable for little people.
Great deal Sep 4, 2005
The 50 States Fandex cards were in excellent condition and arrived quickly. I have a 4 year old who is learning so much from them.
Fun and Educationally Stimulating May 12, 2005
As a curriculum developer, I am constantly on the lookout for educational products that will enhance textbook study. I must say that the Fandex Family Field Guide 50 States far exceeded my expectations! Having enjoyed history and geography in school, I was surprised by how much I learned while reviewing this guide. It is full of interesting facts and tidbits about each state while also presenting important information that students should know.
Each card has a topographical map of the state and lists when it was admitted into the union, nickname, capital, motto, bird, flower, and has a small picture of the flag. The topographical maps are detailed enough to be able to get a grasp on how far it is from San Francisco to Los Angeles, CA, for example, and important national parks and monuments are also included. A small outline map on the back of each card shows the state in relation to the continental U.S. Information on each state's industry is included in the text.
Overall, I was impressed by the amount of information presented in such an interesting format. Students who enjoy history and geography will find 50 States particularly interesting, but the unique format will engage even more reluctant students.
Fabulous for Fifth Graders Mar 22, 2002
This was the perfect start-of-school present for my 5th grader. her teacher loved it too and everyone wanted to borrow it. The state reports were a snap.
A cute format for learning about the States... Feb 24, 2001
My kids find the Fandex format easy to use, and the information on them accessible. We have several, and they're fun for all of us to use together.
I like the fact that each state has a map, as well as pertinent info: Admitted to the Union; if and when Seceded from the Union; if and when Readmitted to the Union; Nickname; Motto; Capital; Bird; and Flower. There are also several paragraphs of pertinent information about each state, with some history and a description of the character and things, which make it unique.
The only quibble I have about these decks is that sometimes when they're completely fanned out, the edges of the illustrations get caught up in each other, making it hard to close them properly. But other than that, they're cute, informative, and a nice format for kids.