Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Our State Study Scrapbook~ South Carolina



We finished South Carolina last year, but I never got around to posting about. South Carolina was the 8th state to join the Union. I visited Hilton Head, South Carolina as a child. I don't remember too much about it except that the ocean water was warm...which I liked. I hate it when the water is freezing! Maybe one day soon, we'll get the kids down there to the beaches.

For our study, we read a variety of books about the state. I always try to get a few books that discuss the history of the state, as well as, the state today. I do not expect the kids to remember the population or any other numbers, since they will change as time goes on.

Here are few of the books we used.


                                                                     
                                                   

When choosing books to read, I pick out some that we read together and then a few the kids can read on their own.
After the kids learned. a little about South Carolina, they filled in their state notebooking pages. We like to use the ones from Harrington Harmonies.  Once all the state facts were filled in, we moved onto the scrapbook.





State Coloring Page
State Flag Coloring Page
State Quarter Coloring Page

We colored in South Carolina on our United States Map coloring page.

We learned about the state bird, the Carolina Wren. We read about its habitat and listened to it's call.

Source~ Wikipedia Commons





Here is a beautiful coloring page of the state flower and state bird.



Some fun recipes to try!


and for a yummy dessert...





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