Thursday, January 16, 2014

Journey Across America: North Carolina

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 T is for Tar Heel and then Bean used the information she learned to make a notebook page for her United States scrapbook.

Next we read a few North Carolina picture books: My Great-Aunt Arizona and The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree.

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

The Food:
We used a Pork Barbecue, North Carolina Style recipe from for our state food this week, however I replaced the pork with chicken. The recipe calls for 1 cup of vinegar, which consequently made for a very strong taste in the sauce.  So, if I were to make it again, I would cut back on the vinegar.

The Craft:
Each year Banner Elk, North Carolina hosts a Woolly Worm Festival with 20,000 in attendance. It's believed that the thickness of the center band on the woolly worm predicts the upcoming winter weather.

For our state craft we made our own little woolly worms by wrapping pipe cleaners around pencils and using lots of glue!

Now on to Rhode Island!

Be saints, it's worth it!


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