NOV
14
2012

Road Trip USA: Idaho

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Hi awesome readers! I hope you are having a wonderful day, this week we took a little trip to Idaho for our Road Trip USA studies!   Idaho was named the 43rd state on July 3, 1890. It was named “The Gem State” because of its abundance of natural resources and scenic areas in the state. Hell’s Canyon, which was carved by the Snake River, is the deepest gorge in America. This canyon is about 10 miles wide and 7,993 feet deep.   Here are some of the things we learned about this week: Located Idaho on our wall map Read our National Geographic Atlas and located Boise, ID using the map coordinates. Worked on our 50 States and Capitals song Learned about the state and it’s flag State Bird: Mountain Bluebird State Fish: Cutthroat Trout State Flower: Syringa State Landmarks: Hell's Canyon, Minnetonka Cave. Famous People: Sacagawea & The Lewis & Clark Expedition. Food: In 2002 state legislature declared the potato to be Idaho’s state … [Read more...]