Geography Quest: The New England States

All aboard the HSM Express! Join us as we take a quick tour of the United States. Expect to learn a little geography, history, social studies, and more. Definitely plan on having tons of fun. 

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Summer_GeographyWe’ve finally arrived. The last week of our geography quest; finishing up the United States and learning about our great country. It’s been a fun journey. Let’s finish strong with… The New England States.

As before, we are going to start off our adventure with some handy-dandy coloring pages for each state. This will give the littles something to work on while we learn about each state’s topography. You can find coloring pages HERE:

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Click on the image above to be redirected to the Crayola website.

Now that we have learned a little about what each state looks like, let’s take a few minutes to discover a tad more. (Please note: This is meant to be short, sweet, and as fun as possible; not long and arduous. Choose which areas to cover with care, noting which events can be accompanied by activities.)

Maine
Popham Plantation
Longfellow
Lobster

New Hampshire
American Revolution
Public Libraries

Vermont
The Iroquois Confederacy
Maple Syrup

Massachusetts
Plymouth
Boston Tea Party
The First Thanksgiving

Rhode Island
Rhode Island Reds

Connecticut
Eli Whitney
Thomas Hooker

One thing you should note about all of the New England states, is that their flags contain heraldry. This custom was adopted from the English tradition for noble families. It would be well worth our while to spend a little time discussing family heraldry, crests, and the symbolism of the images used. Do a little research and discover whether your family has a crest; ours does!

While there is much we could focus on while learning about the New England states, we are going to spend the bulk of our time discussing the founding of the United States and the War for Independence. This is a great time to recreate the Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere’s famous rides (there was more than one!), and more.

We like to end on a snack, so a real tea party it shall be. If we want to be truly fancy, we could have lobster salad!

Here ends our geography quest for this summer. We hope you had a lot of fun. Don’t forget to stamp your passport books with all the fun places we’ve visited. Come back next summer for a new list of summer fun activities.

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2 thoughts on “Geography Quest: The New England States

  1. Sounds like fun! I was lucky enough to visit Boston and Cape Cod about six years ago – and I just fell head over heels with the place, especially Chatham and Nantucket. I actually feel a pang for that place every time autumn arrives! Would love to go back and see more of New England one day…But for now, I suppose we will have to make do with London! (Tee Hee)

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