Saturday, February 1, 2014

Study America Saturday ~ Minnesota and Missouri


This week in our Road Trip USA unit study, we traveled to Minnesota and then snuggled right into our home state of Missouri.



Minnesota

We started out our studies by going through the materials in Road Trip USA and coloring our notebooking page. Then we went on to watch the segment about Minnesota from "The States" dvd.

We read Minnesota Facts and Symbols by Bill McAuliffe. (I highly recommend The States and Their Symbols series of books.)


While our cinnamon apples were baking,


we did a really great Monarch butterfly art project. I thought these turned out so cool!



Missouri

Again for Missouri we read our Road Trip USA materials, colored our notebooking page, watched the Missouri segment of "The States", and read Missouri Facts and Symbols by Emily McAuliffe.


I learned something new … Missouri was the first place for the Olympics to be held outside of Europe. It coincided with the World's Fair in St. Louis.

We were feeling under the weather on the day we learned about Missouri, so we watched a Netflix movie called "The Adventures of Mark Twain" and then some videos on Youtube about Halley's Comet. Did you know that Mark Twain was born while Halley's Comet was visible in the sky and died when it was visible in the sky. He always felt a special connection to it.




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