This is an outline of our State Studies Unit 1 :: Week 3 Mid-Atlantic States. It is the third week of a 9 week homeschool unit. Read the State Studies Unit 1 Overview to learn more about the program and catch up on past weeks.
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Map: Add the 3 new states to your United States Study Map. We color Mid-Atlantic States dark blue. They are colored coded on the quizzes. Number the states on the map to coincide with your state list (it gets too hard to fit all the state names directly on the map).
Color: Dover Coloring book page or State Information Page (coming soon) for each state. We like to add a couple of extra notes about the state in the margins. These are things that we learned about in our readings. Again we color Mid-Atlantic States dark blue.
Community Enrichment Book: Queen of the Falls
Community Life Book: Life in a Fishing Community pages 24-end
Activity Page: I have made these for the first few weeks of the unit but I’m not sure if I will continue them making. Let me know if you like them. I’ve used these to go along with the Community Enrichment Books. This week it is about Niagara Falls.
Read Aloud: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankeweiler chapters 7-10
Student Reader (3-4 grade): Windcatcher chapters 16-end
Narration: Complete a narration on either Queen of the Falls or your student’s daily reading from Windcatcher. You can use the Reading Journal or any of the other free Journal Page that you would like. If you need help with learning how to incorporate narrations into your studies, I recommend the book The Complete Writer: Writing With Ease. The Reading Journal includes space for your student to choose several words from his reading that were unfamiliar to him to use as vocabulary words.
Copywork: Use sentences from Queen of the Falls or the Mixed-Up Files for copywork.
Art Project: Faux Salt Glazed Pottery (directions coming soon)
Cooking: Make the recipe from The United States Cookbook: New York Waldorf Salad
Picture Study: Choose 1 image from Come Look With Me: Art in Early America to study this week (we chose Painted Kas).
Poem for Memorization: You will have four weeks to memorize “The Sandpiper” by Witter Bynner. Try to learn one stanza per week.
State Quarters: Another fun activity to add to this unit is collecting Quarters from all 50 states. You can display them in a quarter map.
Quiz: Study the 3 states and capitals you have learned throughout the week. Your student should be able to identify each state on the map, along with its capital and postal abbreviation. You can use your map or flashcards to study.
Week 3 Map Quiz
If you are following along with us and completing the State Studies activities at home we would love to hear about your adventures. You can leave a comment here with a link to your blog. If you don’t have a blog or just want to share more photos we would like invite you to join our Wee Folk Art Homeschool Flickr group. Have fun!
Photos MB 2/28/14-3/15/14