Thursday, October 17, 2013

Journey Across America: Maryland

This post is part of a 50 state Journey Across America. For information on the basics of this project check out this post.

The Books:
We began by reading B is for Blue Crab and then Bean used the information she learned to make a notebook page for her United States scrapbook.

Also, Bean read Kat Finds a Friend, which is a sweet chapter book that tells a story about St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.

Waterman's Child and By the Dawn's Early Light: The Story of the Star-spangled Banner were also on the list, but apparently I forgot to take a picture of our books for this week!

Finally, we taught the kids about Maryland using the Our United States of America: Catholic Social Studies textbook.

The Food: 
For the Blue Crab State we had Maryland crab cakes!

Yes, these were store bought. Sometimes we are just going for the effect.

The Craft:
Inspired by Family Crafts, we made egg carton blue crabs. Most people thought they were spiders, but that's okay.

Our next state is South Carolina!

Be saints, it's worth it!


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