Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Journey Across America: Virginia

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 O is for Old Dominion and then Bean used the information she learned to make a notebook page for her United States scrapbook.

For our picture books this week we read The Promise Quilt and The Relatives Came. Bean also read two chapter books: Misty of Chincoteague and Boxcar Children's The Mystery in Washington, D.C. (I know D.C. is not really in Virginia, but it is kind of.) You can also read American Girl's Felicity series, as Felicity lived in Virginia.

Last suggestion, although it's not a book... Episode 11 of Liberty's Kids is on Virginia born George Washington and you can watch it on youtube!

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

The Food:
In the back of The Mystery in Washington, D.C. there was a recipe for Apple-y Ever After Pancakes. Bean was so thrilled about the idea that we had to use it for our Virginia food and I'm so glad we did because it was simple and so delicious! I would compare it to apple pie, but WAY less work!

Here is the recipe:

The Craft:
The Flowering Dogwood is both Virginia's state tree and flower, so we used this template from Catholic Inspired to make a Dogwood flower craft. The post explains the legend of the Dogwood and how it relates to our faith!

We are headed to New York next!

Be saints, it's worth it!


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