We’re participating in the Great American Postcard Swap with other homeschool families, sending out postcards all over the country, and hopefully receiving 50 in all!
Some facts about Kentucky:
- The Bluegrass State is the birthplace of both Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis, home to Fort Knox and the Kentucky Derby, and headquarters of the Louisville Slugger.
- The Kentucky Derby Museum site has a kid’s section with a great reading list, and we found a download of a free Abraham Lincoln lapbook here.
I lucked out and found a used copy of Student History Notebook Of America in brand new condition. It is an all-in-one place to keep up with state studies, with maps, timelines, journal pages, and more.
The only drawback to this format over a looseleaf notebook is that we can’t cut and paste too many items in it because of the binding, but we might take it to a print shop and have the binding sliced off and holes punched.
We requested tourism brochures (which most states will mail you for free) by doing a search for the department of tourism or chamber of commerce for the states we are studying. These make great cut-and-paste additions to the notebooking pages. My kids enjoy drawing the state flower, bird, and flag themselves most of the time, but the cut-outs are a nice time-saver when the artistic muse is on vacation. 🙂
We’re participating in the Great American Postcard Swap!