Lesson 5: We learned about the Appalachian Highland states including: West Virgina, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky.
Studying this region of the country, I wanted my daughter to learn that it is rich in coal, country music and white water. The following picture books offer a glimpse into the Appalachian Highlands.
Mama Is a Miner is about just what it sounds. A mother works hard to provide for her family.
When I Was Young in the Mountains (Reading Rainbow Books) - Although I have generally tried to stay away from books that are more history based in favor of geography based books for this unit study, this one made the cut. Mountains are what Appalachia is about.
The Relatives Came - Set in Appalachia, this book tells the story of a family summer vacation.
Lesson 6: We read books about the southeastern states including;
Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Arkansas, South
The hot humid south, settled by the French and influenced by the Spanish still carries on a unique combination of traditions embedded into the culture. The following books are a good place to start learning about the southeastern states.
Cajun Through and Through
Elizabeth, Larry and Ed
Feliciana Feydra LeRoux: A Cajun Tall Tale
Mimi and Jean-Paul's Cajun Mardi Gras
My Family Vacation
The Worst Goes South