Critique of Links
Latest update to this document: 4 November 2003
All of the links on the previous page would be useful when you are studying a unit on the 50 United States of American but there are a few that are more effective than others. The three that are most effective are Fact Monster: US, the Internet Public Library, and America's Story: Explore the States. I think that the last link, Fact Monster: US, is a good page because it has tons of information and is very well organized. Also it doesn't just show you the text and expect you to read it, its got games activities, and quizzes. The Internet Public Library is also a very good and useful page; it too had lots of information. It'd got all the general facts for each state like population, capitol, governor, and much more. It also has a separate link that shows the size of each state by ranking. It's got lots of information thatís good to know about the country in which we live. The last link that I think is very effective is the States Web Games link. This page has quite a few links to games which can help you review and study some of the facts about the states you have already learned. This web page has games for the location of the states, their capitols, and state abbreviations. There are also three links that are less efficient. One of these links is America's Story: Explore the States. It is less efficient because it doesnít have a lot of useful information; it's just a few stories about the state. These stories are interesting but they aren't always important to the history of the states. Another link that is less effective is the link to the Fifty Nifty United States Word Puzzle. This page is fun and it does get you familiar with the states names and their spelling but it doesn't actually give you any actual information for you to think about. The last least effective link is the link to 50 States.com: Fast Facts and Trivia. This page is really fun to look at and it is really interesting but the information isn't the typical information that teachers teach their students. It is good knowledge and fun to learn but it may not be as useful to know.
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