This year in school we are using Layers of Learning year 4. Week eleven of school we did unit 6. Our geography topic was the southwest states.
We did mapwork of Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, and New Mexico.
We looked at my father’s bolo tie and made bolo ties of our own.
We watched a YouTube video of landscapes around Arizona and one about the Grand Canyon.
We watched a video of drone footage from New Mexico.
We learned about the Albuquerque Balloon Festival.
We learned about Carlsbad Caverns.
We compared The Road Runner with road runners (when we moved to Texas we felt somewhat betrayed that road runners weren’t three feet tall or blue in reality).
We talked about industries, agriculture, and people of the southwest.
We learned about the regions of Texas including our own, the south Texas plains.
We learned about Oklahoma! and scenes around the state of Oklahoma.
We made flip pages about things around the southwest states.
We colored in the four southwest states on our big folder maps.
We added Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma to our passports.