For geography this year we are studying the U.S. Each of the kids has a notebook and we are doing 2 states a week. For each region the kids are filling out a chart with the 5 fundamental themes of geography: State name and nickname; location; place; people and environment, movement, and regions. It actually took some time to look up the answers and consider what was most important. Cub had to concentrate to fit everything neatly into the spaces and spell correctly, but in the end I think that it will be something he'll be proud of. I am also printing off blackline outlines of each state and they are having to add geographic features. It was a fun way to start the day.
We started with the North Atlantic states. Sure brought back memories! Camping in NH with the Sr.Girls. Standing on the coast of Maine with Viking Man, awed by the wild majesty of it! Eating lobster at "The Place" in CT, $4 per, eaten at picnic benches, served with corn-on-the-cob and cheesecake. The week-end mini-trip we took to the Berkshires, staying at a lovely Bed and Break and paying for everything with dollar bills (waitressing tips!). Tanglewood with Mike and Beth, exploring Boston with Jan when we visited her at
Harvard. New England is a lovely place! Lots of good memories and good friends from there, and of course, we came away with Miss. R!