Sunday, September 1, 2013

Study America Saturday ~ Maine and Maryland



This post is a day late because we have had a busy weekend of hanging out as a family. Here is what the kids and I did this week studying Maine and Maryland with Road Trip USA.

Maine:

  • Found capitol on map
  • Colored state sheet with facts
  • Learned about the Portland Head Light
  • Made lighthouse art (it started out as a specific lesson but turned into individual projects)
  • Read: Birdie's Lighthouse and Sea Chest
  • Read 50 States and learned that Main is the toothpick capitol of the world and the largest paper producer
  • The state animal is the moose, so the kids made "antlers" with yard sticks and balloons and then walked around the house, and ran outside, to see how difficult it might be to carry around those heavy, bulky antlers
  • Baked blueberry muffins


Maryland:

  • Found capitol on map
  • Colored state sheet with facts
  • Read books about Harriet Tubman: Minty and Moses
  • Read 50 States
  • Looked at scrapbook pages from Rick and my trip to Baltimore and Fort McHenry
  • Talked about Star Spangled Banner and Francis Scott Key
  • Looked at pictures of USS Constellation

If you are one of my followers who is using our "America: The Study of Us" lesson plans, my friend Laurie informed me that you can now access all of the Episode Guides I refer to in my posts by Googling "America the story of us episode guide" and then the episode number. It will bring up a pdf including all of the vocabulary words and discussion questions.

That's it for this week. If you have any post regarding your American history studies, please leave a link to your post in the comments.

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