Friday, October 26, 2012

Georgia State Lesson with FREE download

I am so happy to be sharing this lesson with you. As many of you may already know, I follow a basically eclectic method of homeschooling. I don't buy curriculum, I don't strictly follow any method. I do what feels right. That's not to say that I don't plan our lessons or have a structured school day. I do! Structure, planning and organization are all a very important part of who I am as a person and everything that I do. So homeschooling is no different. However, I do feel that homeschool can and should be more about the child's interests. When it comes to certain subjects I definitely let Buttercup give her input. As I was planning our school year (yes, my school year is basically planned out! Shocking isn't it?), Buttercup and I talked about studying countries of the world and states of the United States. I wanted her History/Geography lessons to be varied and not just focus on one thing. We are not trying to cover all of the states nor are we trying to learn about every single country in the world. That would not be realistic or fun. We looked through a book about the US and I let Buttercup choose which states she wanted to learn.  One of the states she chose was Georgia. That brings me to the reason for my post.

I started to research about Georgia and put together some basic information and activities. I really love how it turned out. Buttercup and I worked on this lesson over a few days, maybe even a week. She learned so much about Georgia (actually, I did too!). She now really wants to visit Georgia. And since we are a road trip loving family, I think we are going to add Georgia as a destination on our next road trip. How awesome is that! This is what I love about the learning process.

Ok, so we started with looking at a  map and seeing where Georgia is located in the US. Then we figured out which states border Georgia.

We learned the Georgia abbreviation, state flower, state bird and state tree.  Georgia Lesson Free Download.

We studied some important people who were born in Georgia and went on to do great things.

We learned why Georgia is called the Peach State. We wanted to make peach pie but I couldn't find peaches. But if you do this lesson, I highly recommend it.

We found out that Georgia is home to the world's largest aquarium. Georgia Lesson Free Download

We learned that Georgia is a pretty cool place and we will be visiting soon, not just driving through as we've done in the past.

I have compiled everything we did into a lesson that is easy to follow. I even included some games and coloring pages! You can download it for FREE here.

Happy Homeschooling Adventures!

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