For block 7, we worked together on more North American Geography. In December, the kids worked through Canada. This month, we worked through the United States and how the land forms/water forms and history impacted the growth of the United States. For this block, we used two main resources-Pin It! Maps and the book, “The American West.”
The Pin It! Maps are a terrific resource to look at the expansion of the US over the years. Using the maps in conjunction with the stories brought the stories to life for the kids. We followed the path that Lewis and Clark explored. We looked at the southern US and Mexico and learned about the Mexican-American War. We started with the Native American tribes who lived in the area prior to the Europeans and moved through the fifty states.
We also went on several hikes this month. The weather is beginning to warm up, and we are thoroughly enjoying it!