Booking Across the USA is a collaborative project among 50+ bloggers who each are assigned a state, created by Jodie from Growing Book By Book. We pick a book and do an activity inspired by the story, so kids can learn about the United States one book at a time. Children’s literature is a fun way to bring history, culture, and geography alive and to learn about the US through “armchair travel.” Check out my post on New Mexico and the farolitos we made.
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This year we were inspired by the Travels with Charlie series by Miles Backer and illustrated by Chuck Nitzberg. Blue Apple Books published a four book geography series (Midwest, West, Northeast and South), filled with facts, history, and landmark illustrations. Each page has a colorful, illustrated map and the kids are asked to find “Carlsbad Caverns,” “a volcano,” “the Santa Fe trail,” and of course, the little dog Charlie.
Meet our 2014 Bloggers
These great bloggers are each representing a state and have created a wonderful learning opportunity for you. Please check each of them out!
Growing Book by Book, Everyday Snapshots, Teaching in the Fast Lane, The Educators’ Spin On It, Crayonbox Learning, Enchanted Homeschooling Mom, 3rd Grade Thoughts, Mama Miss,Teaching Stars, Fabulously First, Lemon Lime Adventures, True Aim Education, Guided Math,Primary Inspired, Surviving a Teacher’s Salary, Second Grade Smartypants, The Brown Bag Teacher, The Preschool Toolbox, Country Fun, Picture Books & Pirouettes, One Lesson at a Time, The Resource(ful) Room, Creative Family Fun, Peace, Love, and First Grade, Edventures with Kids, Africa to America, Teach Beside Me, Elementary Matters, Inspiring 2 NH Kids, Pink Stripey Socks, Kid World Citizen, iGameMom, Second Grade Math Maniac, Rockin’ Teacher Materials, Great Peace Academy, Kathy Griffin’s Teaching Strategies, Journey of a Substitute Teacher, My (Not So) Elementary Life, Stir the Wonder, Kidding Around Greenville, The Good Long Road, Kathy’s Cluttered Mind, Curls and a Smile, Dilly Dabbles, Mama Smiles, Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts, Sprout’s Bookshelf, All Done Monkey, Growing Firsties, ALLternative Learning, Delightful Learning, Kids Yoga Stories, and Where Imagination Grows.