Learn the States and Postal Abbreviations

One thing that is lacking in most curriculum is a good way to teach postal abbreviations.

Sure, postal abbreviations don't sound very important at first, but think about how many times you see them? On the news. In books. In the mail. At the airport.  Knowing the difference between MI, MO, and MT is probably more useful that we realize. Furthermore, it's absolutely necessary that our children learn the locations — and not just the names — of each of the states in the U.S.

Several months ago I decided to take matters into my own hands and write a curriculum unit to help teach my children the postal abbreviations and the locations of the states. And I'd like to make it available as a free download to my readers for their own use.

Learn the States and Postal Abbreviations
This 29-page ebook includes everything you need to teach your children the states and postal abbreviations — lesson plans, worksheets, flashcards, printable maps, and more. Written to be used with children of any age, this ebook will equip your children with information much more useful than learning just the states and capitals.

Download the free ebook here.

Sample Pages:


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  1. Andrea says

    Thank you so much for sharing this. My son is learning his states now and this will be a great addition for him.


  2. says

    Just found your blog through a post on Facebook. This is a wonderful resource! I fear I will be spending much of my free time here over the next several days! :)


  3. says

    I am new to this site but I love this download. That is such a great resource. The more I explore the more I love your blog, thank you for writing and providing such great resources to homeschooling moms. BTW I love the test pages and the way you set them up, I used to work in a public school years ago and this a much more informative and helpful way for children to learn the states than we used.
    Again thank you



  4. Debra from GA says

    Joy, I want to thank you for this e-book. We did this about 3 months ago (Jan. 2012)waiting on some new curriculum to come in. I have a 11 yr old and a 17 yr old(many learning disabilities…reading on 2nd grade level). Well, we are in our 3rd week of our new curriculum and they had to fill out an US map with the names. Our 11 year old did all but 3 correct (the M states, MI, MO, MN), our 17 yr old with many learning disabilities was able to do 23 STATES!!!! WOW, after 3 months and they both retained the states. Joy you ROCK!


  5. Michelle Blanchette says

    Thank for this ebook! Excited to use this with my four girls! Loving your website. :)


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