This is an outline of our State Studies Unit 1 :: Week 9 Mid-West States. It is the ninth 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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Week 9 is mostly a review week. We are only adding 1 new state this week and have no new activities. Take this week to finish up any projects that you might have missed. Finish reading any books that you haven’t completed yet. Study for your quiz. I have added a full unit weekly schedule pdf to the overview page. You may want to print that out and add it to your journal. Just to let you know, it will be a couple weeks before I start posting the unit 2 guides. I haven’t found all the books that I would like to use yet… but it is getting close. Stay tuned.
Map: Add the 1 new states to your United States Study Map. We color Pacific States yellow. 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 Pacific States yellow.
Community Life Book: Life in a Farming Community pages 25-end
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. We are doing pretty good filling in our map. We are down to missing just 3 states and a few territories.
Quiz: Study all of the states and capitals you have learned throughout the unit. 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 9 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!