Oct 16, 2009

Around the World: Beginning at home: the U.S.

We started our tour of the world in our own front yard... the United States. For several reasons we did not do a lot about the U.S. It was the first week of school, for one thing, and we were getting adjusted to the new schedule. Another reason was that there was so much information about the country that I was overwhelmed. But mostly because we are going to study the U.S. in-depth next year, so I saw little need to trot out a lot this year.

Here is what we did do:

I got some books from the library:
The Train of States by Peter Sis The Scrambled States of America by Laurie Keller
America, A Patriotic Primer by Lynn Cheney
The United States of America, A State-by-State Guide by Millie Miller and Cyndi Nelson
Soaring with the Wind -- The Bald Eagle by Gail Gibbons
The Story of the Liberty Bell by Natalie Miller
F is for Flag by Wendy Cheyette Lewison

We read from the book I bought: Children Just Like Me

We looked at our atlas of the world.

We colored a map and flag sheet that I copied from our jumping off book.

We played with animals that can be found in North America and looked at cards of animals that can be found in North America. We put together a puzzle of the United States, played with paper dolls and sorted landmark cards.

We played online at Play Kids Games and Kbears.

We cooked cornbread.

In all, it was a good start to our journey around the world.

1 comment:

One More Equals Four said...

sounds fun! Can't wait to hear about the next leg of the journey!


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