|Minn of the Mississippi Map - Mississippi River Map|
We've finished up our journey with a lovable, three-legged snapping turtle named Minn. From Lake Itasca (the headwaters) to the Gulf of Mexico we traveled 2,552 miles learning all about snapping turtles, geography, industry along the mighty Mississippi, Cajuns, Explorers and my favorite - glaciers!!!
|Snapping Turtle Research Books|
Instead of keeping a plain old book of information, each child made their own Minn. Within their Minn 'book' are pages of information on how turtles lay their eggs, locks, mound builders, explorers, differences in watercraft and glaciers.
We've enjoyed our journey through Geography with Holling C. Holling. The break from regularly scheduled History was refreshing. The kids are ready to jump back into Tapestry of Grace Year 2 for some medieval studies!
As I type, they are preparing salt maps.......