| Memory Tricks
for Learning the 50 States
Frameworks for America's Past
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Chef MIMAL is your guide!
To start learning the 50 states, first find the figure we'll call Chef MIMAL. He is colored green in the maps below, and I've added an eye to his face to make him easier to recognize. Look for his hat, face, belly, pants, and boots. Each letter of his name helps you remember the states just to the west of the Mississippi River.
Next, look for the states that tell you about Chef MIMAL's story:
The pages below give some more map memory tricks.
Memory tricks for the
western part of the U.S. map
Chef MIMAL is shown again on this map, still colored green.
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