Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Journey Across America: Alabama

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

The kids and I then read A Picture Book of Helen Keller (she was born in Tuscumbia, AL) and Wind Flyers.

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

The Food:
For an Alabama treat we made Alabama Fried Cherry Pies. (Although, we actually baked ours :).

The Craft:
After reading A Picture Book of Helen Keller, the kids created their own braille messages using... hole punched dots... I really don't know what to call them. We used this braille chart to show us how to create the letters.

And up north we go next to Maine!

Be saints, it's worth it!


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