Teachers can use the map without state names, or the map without capital names, as in-class or homeowork activities for students. Researching state and capital city names and writing them on the printed maps will help students learn the locations of the states and capitals, how their names are spelled, and associate names with capital cities. The combination of research and writing is a very effective way to help students learn. This research can be done using online or reference book maps. GeoShops, the parent company of waterproofpaper.com has an online map of the United States on their geology.com website that can serve as a good reference.