OCT
05
2011

Road Trip USA: Maryland

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Here are some things we learned about this week:

  • Located Annapolis, MD on our Wall Map
  • Read National Geographic US Atlas and located Annapolis, MD using the mapping grid
  • Reviewed the first two verses of the next verse to our 50 States and Capitals Song
  • Learned about the Mason-Dixon line
  • Learned about the State Flag of Maryland
  • State Boat: Skipjack, we made our own model of these!
  • State Bird: The Baltimore Oriole
  • State Flower: The Black-Eyed Susan
  • Continued reading If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution
  • State Crustacean: The Blue Crab
  • Famous Landmarks: USS Constellation
  • Famous People: Harriet Tubman and the Combahee River Raid
  • State Food: Smith Island Cake, and www.fishers-popcorn.com
  • Additional Reading: Who Was Harriet Tubman? By Yona Zeldis McDonough

 

We added our flag of Maryland to our Travel Log:

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We read through our state facts and the kids colored their Maryland worksheet:

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We learned about the Maryland Skip Jack boats, then made our own version! Tutorial to follow ;o)

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Since this was a review week, we reviewed the state facts for all of the states we’ve learned so far by playing a game of Jeopardy. I put points on our Jumbo Magnetic Spinner from Educational Insights and then gave them questions in random order.

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We finished up our mini-books for Maine and Maryland:

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Then we added them to our Northeast Binder divider in the student workbooks.

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And that wraps up our Maine study! If you’d like to come along with us on our Road Trip USA journey, click the image below to learn more!

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Comments

  1. Always a fun time at your house. Love the ideas. My 11 yr old step son is supposed to come live with us and wants to be homeschooled so I will definitely be using some of these ideas =)

  2. Erica, we are loving the Road Trip USA curriculum this year. My daughter is almost 7 and my son is 4 1/2 plus a teeny tot and a newborn and we are having a blast! We live in DC and were able to visit the Archives this last week to look at the original Declaration of Independence and the Constitution! I know one day they will really understand the importance of all of this! I really appreciate all your hard work and sharing it with all of us! Our kiddos LOVED making the boats and your kids looked like the had fun too!! Thanks again! We are finishing Massachusetts today!

  3. FYI, upon moving to MD when we were first married (now in PA, just over the line, by DE too) I was amazed at how many flew the MD flag…it really stands out, and there is much pride in that flag!

  4. I think that is so much fun to do the subjects together as a family. What subjects do you do together and what subjects do you individualize (like math…)?

    • Hi Caren with a “C”!
      I find that I HAVE to do math, reading/phonics, typing, handwriting and English separately. I do Bible, Science, History/Geo, PE, Art, Music together.

  5. Great ideas! Very cute! :)

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