Tuesday, May 8, 2012

{State Study Books}

Along with our Five In A Row studies for next year we will be rowing our way through the US. I've created a list with books from FIAR volumes I, II, and III and categorized them by area so while we spend just one week on a FIAR book we may spend five weeks in the Appalachia area.
We won't be covering every state this go around but will be touching on at least one state in each region. I plan to do more extensive state studies in a couple of years.

Enchanted Homeschool Mom recently did a post in which she shared her resources for their upcoming school year and it includes some great sites and books you might want to consider.
So far this is what I've put together. I'm sure I will add library books and others that I find along the way but these are the ones that are ready and waiting.

The Arrow Book of States
The Arrow Book of States. This one is older but includes quick reference for each state with inspiration for possible go along studies.

I spent forever looking around online for some good state coloring pages and finally found some decent ones via Crayola.com. Then when I was going through my bookshelf I found this gem in the form of an old Dover coloring book. I LOVE Dover. I made a copy of each state we would be covering and put them in our weekly file. I will be using these pages again in the future so I didn't want to color directly in the book.

America: A Patriotic Primer. Another of those books that I've just collected along the way. The pages are full of illustrations and bits of information.

The Cornerstones of Freedom. I love this series, and I've collected a few here and there. They are full on information in an easy to read format with plenty of illustrations. We will be reading these as they fit. 

Childhood of Early Americans series. This is a great series for biographies. These were purchased when I was homeschooling, my nieces and nephew used them, and now they are back at our house. I'm not stressed about getting through the entire series, I've picked a handful out that I thought Bubby would enjoy like Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone. 

The Scrambled States of America. We have read the book and also watched an illustrated move from the library that is really fun.

Other things we'll be using:

USA (with names)

State Cubes from Mama Jenn's Education Cube series

   Geography report thumbnail
State Study page from Enchanted Learning 
I may or may not actually use these this year as I think it's still a bit over Bubby's head. I will most likely save them for our later studies but we'll see.

US Flag book from Enchanted Learning

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