We are using American Story I by Winterpromise for our American History studies which we are truly enjoying. So much so that we are savoring every bit by not rushing it. Or at least that is how I choose to look at it. All kidding aside, we do enjoy the study, but life has slowed us down and instead of getting upset about it, we are just plugging along and enjoying the journey.
|Western Rim (the sun was bad, can you tell?)
On a recent field trip to Arizona (part of our US States study!) we had an opportunity to visit the Western Rim of the Grand Canyon on the Hualapai Indian Reservation (pronounced Wall-ah-pie) where we were not only able to take in the amazing Grand Canyon (by foot, boat and helicopter) but also walk through models of various Native American shelters. This truly made our study come alive for the children and they loved it!
…and seeing the Grand Canyon was pretty amazing too!
|Helicopter over the Colorado River
|Western Rim, Grand Canyon
|Peaceful views of Grand Canyon on Colorado River
|Daddy & Pumpkin on the Pontoon boat
Sponsored by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, the following activities were a great supplement to our study on Native American Indians
Tracking the Buffalo