Browsing Category : Southeast

Road Trip USA ~ West Virginia


Hi and welcome to our Road Trip USA week on West Virginia!   West Virginia became the 35th state on June 20, 1863. It was given statehood status with the “agreement” that the citizens would phase out slavery. It was named “The Mountain State” due to the rugged terrain of the scenic Allegheny Mountains that cross the state. It is…

Road Trip USA ~ Virginia


Hi and welcome to our Road Trip USA week on Virginia! Virginia became the 10th state on June 25, 1788, and was one of the original 13 colonies. It was nicknamed “The Old Dominion” referring to complete ownership of a particular piece of land or territory during Colonial times. Virginia’s Assateague Island is home to a group of wild ponies…

Road Trip USA: Tennessee


Hi and welcome to our Road Trip USA week on Tennessee!   Tennessee was named the 16th state on June 1, 1796. It is known as “The Volunteer State” as thousands of Tennesseans enlisted during the War of 1812. Reelfoot Lake, Tennessee’s largest naturally formed lake, was created when the New Madrid Earthquake of 1811-1812 caused the Mississippi River to…

Road Trip USA ~ South Carolina


Hi and welcome to our Road Trip USA week on South Carolina! Today we’ll start off by letting the Teeny Tot be our tutor. She likes to point out the states, after showing us where South Carolina was, she went on to talk about all of the others. Some I’d  never even heard of before, I guess she’ll have to…

Road Trip USA: North Carolina


Hi and welcome to our Road Trip USA week on North Carolina!   Here are some of the things we learned about this week: Located North Carolina on our wall map Read our National Geographic Atlas and located Raleigh, NC using the map coordinates. Worked on our 50 States and Capitals song U.S. Presidents: Andrew Jackson, James Polk, Andrew Johnson…

Road Trip ~ Mississippi


Hi and welcome to our Road Trip USA week on Mississippi!   Here are some of the things we learned this week: Located Mississippi on our wall map Read our National Geographic Atlas and located Jackson, MS using the map coordinates. Worked on our 50 States and Capitals song Learned about the state and it’s flag State Waterfowl: The Wood…

Road Trip USA ~ Louisiana


Hi and welcome to our Road Trip USA week on Louisiana!   Louisiana was the 18th state admitted to the Union on April 30, 1812. It is known as “The Pelican State” for the abundance of Brown Pelicans found along the coast. Louisiana is also known for it’s state capital which is the tallest state capital in the U.S. The…

Road Trip USA: Kentucky


Hi and welcome to our Road Trip USA week on Kentucky! Kentucky is the 26th state and known for it’s finest thoroughbred race horses. It is also known as “The Bluegrass State” due to the vast expanses of Bluegrass across part of the state. They also have underground deposits of limestone which make the bluegrass in Kentucky famous! Also located…

Road Trip USA ~ Georgia


Hi and welcome to our Road Trip USA week on Georgia! Georgia was named the 4th State on January 2, 1788, and was one of the original 13 Colonies. It is known as “The Empire State of the South” which represented a determination in the Georgia citizenry to be leaders in industrial and economic development in the southern tier of…

Road Trip USA: Florida


Welcome to Florida, a.k.a. “The Sunshine State”! We had a great time on Road Trip USA and I’m excited to share our activities with you! You know we start off by locating our state.   What you don’t know is the Teeny Tot has taken it upon herself to take over as “teacher” and make sure that people are finding…