This is an outline of our State Studies Unit 1 :: Week 7 Mid-West States. It is the eight 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-West States light green. 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 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 Great Lakes States dark green.
Community Enrichment Book: Hanging Off of Jefferson’s Nose: Growing Up on Mount Rushmore
Community Life Book: Life in a Farming Community pages 12-24
Activity Page: This week’s activity page focuses on Mount Rushmore. Click here to get the Mount Rushmore Activity Page.
Read Aloud: Bud, Not Buddy chapters 18-21
Student Reader (3-4 grade): Homer Price chapters 4-6
Narration: Complete a narration on either Hanging Off of Jefferson’s Nose or your student’s daily reading from Homer Price. 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 Hanging Off of Jefferson’s Nose or the Bud, Not Buddy for copywork.
Art Project: Modern Art Sculptures
Cooking: Make the recipe from The United States Cookbook: Macaroni and Cheese
Picture Study: Choose 1 image from Come Look With Me: Art in Early America to study.
Poem for Memorization: You will have four weeks to memorize “The Pasture” by Robert Frost. Remember to review “The Sandpiper.”
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 8 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!