Saturday, July 25, 2009

New England Lapbook

Here is our first lapbook of our study of each state. In order to break down the information into manageable portions, we decided to study each state by region. Our first region was New England which includes Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode island and Connecticut.

For each state we made three mini-books. One book of symbols including a picture to color of the state bird and flower, state quarter, state seal plus two other symbols such as state insect, gemstone, shell, folk hero or tree. Our flag mini-book includes statehood information such as date admitted into the union, the state's nickname and motto. Our map mini-book includes information on the capital, postal abbreviation, products of that state, the origin of the name, geography and climate. We also looked at pictures of each state online and in books (our 8 yo son was excited that I came home from Goodwill last week with a book full of photographs from New England) and found some musical montage videos on You Tube of the New England area.

On to the Mid-Atlantic states next--New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland! I see New York-style cheesecake, hoagies, Philly cheese steak, succotash and crabcakes for dinner in the coming weeks.

1 comment:

mshel333 said...

A fun way to learn! I love reading what you all are doing. Maybe the kids can show us their books on Skype.