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
  • Additional Reading: Who Was Harriet Tubman? By Yona Zeldis McDonough


We added our flag of Maryland to our Travel Log:



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



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



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.



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



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



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!



  1. 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!

    1. Hi Susan,
      Yes, there are no religious assignments in the Road Trip USA. It is mostly state symbols, facts, and information. If you choose to use the history reading portion included, there is information on the religion of those who founded the USA as well as throughout its history in the reading.


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