Sunday, October 12, 2014

Journey Across America: Arkansas

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

For our Arkansas picture books we read Good Morning, Granny Rose and There Goes Lowell's Party.

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

The Food:
Each year in Little Rock, AR there is a cornbread festival. Yes, a cornbread festival. Here's why: “Cornbread is an integral part of our southern heritage, and we live in a community steeped in history and tradition. It just seems to be a good fit for a festival in Little Rock.” - Anita Davis, founder of the cornbread festival

In honor of the festival, we made cornbread for our Arkansas food. I didn't like the recipe we tried, buy I think you'll be able to find your own.

The Craft:
Sticking with the festival theme, we made a watermelon craft and learned about the annual Watermelon Festival held in Hope, AR. The festival dates back to the 1920's and has over 50,000 in attendance!

I found this craft using a google image search, but when I clicked on the link it redirected to a cigar shop. Pretty sure, their site got hacked. So rather than send you to the cigar shop, I'll let you hone in on your crafty side and figure this one out on your own. Here's a tip, all you need is construction paper.

Michigan is next in line for our Journey Across America! 

Be saints, it's worth it!


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