Candid Reflections

January 12, 2009

Territories, Trails, & Expeditions

Filed under: Homeschool — candid reflections @ 1:41 pm

Did I mention that History is my favorite subject?  We’re making these not exactly proportionally accurate maps as part of our Westward Expansion study of U.S. History.  A little bit of salt dough for our mountain ranges and some water colors on cardboard, a great reinforcement for the kids as they listen to each lesson.   Today, we read about the First Transcontinental Railroad and they drew tracks across their maps.



  1. Very nice! Did they draw the map too? Good job kids!

    Comment by Nancy — January 13, 2009 @ 7:07 am

  2. Yesiree, Nancy … well actually, they traced the outline of the USA and then they drew in all details referring to our map on the wall and charts in our books, as we came across them in our study.

    Comment by candid reflections — January 13, 2009 @ 8:58 am

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