|Study Oregon with your family
By: Dorothy Karman
Study about Oregon with your family
Apple Pie Day provides an excellent opportunity to study Oregon with your family. Betsy Ray and Susan Buck have written an Oregon Study Guide for OCEANetwork. It’s a FREE 35-page PDF download on our web site full of information and resources to help you learn more about Oregon.
The Oregon Study Guide is divided into two parts. The main guide by Betsy Ray (pages 1 – 26) contains ideas for study, questions to spur deeper thinking, lists of books, web sites and field trip possibilities including contact information for museums around the state. Part 2 (pages 27 – 35) is a unit study written by Susan Buck and designed to focus the disciplines of learning (reading, writing, science, etc.) on the topic of Oregon.
The Oregon Study Guide can be used by all grade levels with the parent adapting the work to the age and abilities of the student. Even if you don't use the complete study guide, you will appreciate the list of field trip possibilities and information on how Oregon government works just in time for your trip to Salem on Apple Pie Day.
Kids pages on the Oregon Legislature’s web site
The Oregon State Legislature has a Kids’ Page “For Elementary School Oregonians ” where you’ll find lots of fun activities to prepare your children for your trip to Salem. Do you know what the state’s official dance is? Or the official fruit? Or the official fossil? How much does the Gold Man on the top of the Capitol weigh? You’ll find these and so many more interesting facts on the Kids’ Page.
Make Apple Pie Day fun for the whole family by spending a little time studying about what you’ll see before you get to Salem.
We’ll see you at Apple Pie Day, March 21, 2013.
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