|We've read and done sheets about the USA, the American flag, George Washington, the Thirteen Colonies, and the Liberty Bell. We also read about some landmarks out west such as the Grand Canyon, Mesa Verde and Arches.|
|We used a couple lessons from Art Projects for Kids - Desert Landscape and How to Draw a Cactus.|
|They had colored lights, but the scene was still pretty, if not entirely natural|
|Okay--so back to our unit--we did more reading and worksheets, sang lots of US songs (Yankee Doodle, My Country Tis of Thee and the like).|
landmark and symbols cards (note--our blog has moved. This link takes you to our new location... the cards are still free, but are hosted over at homeschoolden.com. See you there!! ~Liesl) I made last summer regularly and lay them out on a big map we have.
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Last year: Civics and Government Unit We went into much more depth about the US again. Not only did we go over some of the well-known American landmarks and symbols, but we went over some basic facts about the US government. We have a new 40-page US Civics and Government Unit available which includes civics cards, pages about the 3 branches of government, sorting cards about the different responsibilities of the legislative, judicial and executive branches and much more.
- What are the four largest countries? (Russia, Canada, the U.S.A., China)
- What countries have the most people? (China, India, the U.S.A.)
- What are the world’s largest cities? (Tokyo, Jakarta, Seoul)
- Which countries have the longest life expectancy? (Monaco, Macau, Japan)
- What are the major religions?
- Famous world landmarks
- What is the U.S. capital? Washington, D.C.
- What is the smallest state? Rhode Island
- Biggest state? Alaska
- What is the name of the tallest mountain in the U.S.? Mt. McKinley
- What is the longest river? Mississippi River
- There is also a sheet so the kids can locate some geographic features of the US: the larger rivers, the oceans, Gulf of Mexico, and the Great Lakes