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50 States, 50 Capitals

Learn all 50 states and the 50 state capitals with educational rap | learn the 50 state abbreviations with the online RRR video.

Contains: 4 versions of the song, lyrics, worksheets, and answer keys in PDF format. Price: $3.99

This song lists all 50 states and their capitals in alphabetical order. After memorizing the song and using the worksheets, you'll be able to name all 50 states and the 50 state capitals of the United States easily. In addition to the Original Track, Downtempo Track (slower tempo), and Instrumental Track, this song features two Recall Tracks™ (one missing names of states, the other missing names of capitals). This entertaining feature allows students an opportunity to recite the missing information while reinforcing associations between specific capitals and their states. Carefully selected online teaching resources, including the RRR video, offer useful supplements and activities to round out lesson plans. Worksheets, quizzes, and crossword puzzles accompany this song and assist students in spelling and pronunciation with clever devices that aid memorization.

This song is suitable for all grades.
Verse I
Listing capitals is so much for for me
In Alabama, you've got Montgomery
and in Alaska, you know Juneau's the boss
Phoenix in Arizona; Little Rock in Arkansas

In California, we've got Sacramento
Then we go to Denver out in in Colorado
Hartford, Connecticut; Dover, Deleware;
Listing all the state capitals everywhere because...

Chorus
50 states got 50 state capitals
All around the country, man, it's transnational
Trying to list them all might sound irrational
But, you gotta start somewhere

Verse II
Down in Florida, we got Tallahassee
Atlanta in Georgia; Honolulu, Hawaii;
Boise, Idaho; I don't know the next one
Capital of Illinois? Springfield's the correct one

Indianapolis, Indiana; Des Moines, Iowa
And then Topeka down in Kansas
Frankfort, Kentucky; then Louisiana's got Baton Rouge
And we keep running through all the...

Chorus
50 states got 50 state capitals
All around the country, man, it's transnational
Trying to list them all might sound irrational
But, you gotta start somewhere

Verse III
August, Maine; Annapolis, Maryland
Boston, Massachusetts and Lansing, Michigan
St. Paul, Minnesota then Jackson, Mississippi
Then in Missouri it's Jefferson City

Helena, the capital of Montana
Lincoln, Nebraska; Carson City, Nevada
Concord, New Hampshire; Trenton, NJ
Then down in New Mexico we've got Sante Fe

In New York, we're talking about Albany
Then Raleigh, NC; Bismarck, ND
In Ohio, Columbus leads the way
Then Oklahoma City in the state of "OK!"

And Salem is the capital of Oregon
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; let's keep it moving on
Next is Providence in Rhode Island
Then Columbia down in South Carolina

Chorus
50 states got 50 state capitals
All around the country, man, it's transnational
Trying to list them all might sound irrational
But, you gotta start somewhere

Verse IV
Pierre, SD; Nashville, Tennessee;
Austin, Texas; Salt Lake City, UT
Montpelier, Vermont; Richmond in Virginia
The state of Washington with the city of Olympia

Charleston, West Virginia; we're almost done
Wisconsin's capital: you know it's Madison, then
a city in Wyoming that's called Cheyenne
But let's let the chorus come 'round again, it goes...

Chorus
50 states got 50 state capitals
All around the country, man, it's transnational
Trying to list them all might sound irrational
But, you gotta start somewhere

Activities & Games


Sheppard Software
These state and capital review games are divided into beginner, intermediate and expert levels, meeting the needs of students who have varying levels of knowledge about the 50 states and capitals. Highly interactive and fun.

Beginner and intermediate levels are probably the most helpful and engaging.

I Like 2 Learn
This online game helps students to match states and capitals. Provides the capitals and prompts students to click on the correct corresponding state. A very straightforward activity that will help students solidify their knowledge of state/capital pairs.

Excellent for 4th grade and above

Fact Monster
This is an interactive US map: click on each state to learn fast facts, state landmarks and flags and other “Americana.” Each profile also includes the state capital, postal code information, and features links to other useful, smart sites pertaining to the state. Great for extra credit projects.

Great for 5th grade and above

KidsGeo.com
A multiple choice game that prompts students to identify the capital of a highlighted state on a map.

Good for younger students

Quiz Hub
Prompts students with state names and their capitals, and asks them to click on the corresponding state on the interactive map. A good way to learn states, capitals and the statesʼ locations in the US.

Great for beginners and younger learners There are many excellent sources for this topic available. Here is a representative group that we have selected as having particularly interesting content.

Quiz Hub
The equivalent of electronic flashcards, students match the state with the capital by clicking on pairs. Excellent for students who have learned their states and capitals, but who still need a reinforcing activity.

Good for review

Quiz Hub
The equivalent of electronic flashcards, students match the state with the capital by clicking on pairs. Excellent for students who have learned their states and capitals, but who still need a reinforcing activity.

Good for review

Sporcle
See if you can name all 50 states! This timed activity allows students to demonstrate mastery of the 50 states by naming them all on an interactive map. This timed activity is particularly good for middle school students.

Best for 5th grade and above.

America's Library
This online exploration site is a great way to help students learn about the 50 states. You can “go” to any state on the map for fast facts and state information, but the site also includes thoughtful links to stories and articles about each state.

Excellent for all ages

Wikipedia
An incredible resource. Lists the dates of statehood for each state, and includes an interactive map that shows the progression of inclusion into the US. As each state is highlighted, a sophisticated timeline shows the date statehood was achieved.

Good introduction for 5th grade and above into Wikipedia resources.

Mapsorama.com
A well-done topographical map of the US. States are not labeled, but will provide solid understanding of regional landscapes.

4th grade and above.

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