We began our study at the beginning of February by spending time in our library finding books related to our state. We found a good number of them and checked them out.
|One of the library books we've used.|
|A text I used to gather information.|
|Georgia has diverse landscapes.|
Places to Visit: (not necessarily in this order)
Little Grand Canyon of Georgia/Providence Canyon State Park
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site
Tallulah Gorge State Park
National Civil War Naval Museum
Pine Mountain Wild Animal Park
Flint River Outdoor Center
Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
Sites to see again, now that we know more about them:
Georgia State Capitol
Sweet Auburn Avenue
Atlanta History Museum
Here are some of the online resources I found and have been using in part for our lap books and extension activities:
Georgia State History Lapbook
Georgia State Study Grades 2-7
We've viewed a few of the following documentaries and plan to view the others about Georgia and it's history:
Georgia On My Mind
Georgia's Civil War
Georgia Stories :: The Battle of Jonesboro
The Geology of Georgia
Civil Rights in the Classroom
We are also beginning our gardens for this season and studying about the whole process with our homeschooling community. In light of this, we watch a documentary on Black farmers that happen to live here in Georgia.
Black Farmers History in American : A Legacy of Landownership
As we're still knee deep in this particular unit studies, I don't have a whole lot of pictures to share at the moment. However, I will be sure to share our completed time-lines and lap books when we do.
(I will also update our list of resources as necessary.)
Have you done a unit studies for your state with your children yet? What resources have you found useful? We have briefly studied several states in the past, when the children were much younger, and I'm looking to revisit a few of them as we continue with learning geography overall. I welcome your insights and suggestions.