Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Journey Across America: Indiana

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

For picture books we read The Floating House and Log Cabin in the Woods.

We also taught the kids about Indiana using the Our United States of America: Catholic Social Studies textbook.

The Food:
For a quick snack we had some Orville Redenbacher popcorn, because Orville was born in Brazil, Indiana.

We also made Indiana Bread Pudding from The United States Cookbook. The book selected bread pudding for it's Indiana recipe because Indiana is a leading producer of eggs. This was an easy recipe for the kids to do without much adult help!

The Craft:
Indianapolis is home to the Indy 500, so we made some race cars! I found these cute toilet paper tube cars on a hungarian blog. While I couldn't read the directions, the blogger took detailed pictures so I was able to figure it out! We also watched the highlights of a recent race on youtube. 3 to 3.5 hours compressed into 16 minutes... perfect.

Mississippi is up next!

Be saints, it's worth it!


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