Virginia is the tenth state in our Weekly Homeschool State Studies.
To start this week’s state study I added the state outline to our bulletin board, as well as the Capital and Postal Abbreviation along with a photo of the state flag, bird, flower and tree.
Postal Abbreviation: VA
We then watched this short video from Homeschool Pop:
Each child then completed this week’s outline including researching and discussing Jamestown, the first English settlement in the United States.
Unique State Food: Our America State by State place mat for Virginia highlights Spudnuts which sounded intriguing… we didn’t have any luck finding those though so for Virginia I made a baked Smithfield ham for dinner and a chocolate Chess Pie for dessert. Here is the recipe I used. It was very rich, fudgy and delicious and the history of this classic custard pie was so interesting to research and talk about! Here is a page with lots of great info: History of the Chess Pie
As always we browsed through the two resources I mention more in depth in the state studies intro. My youngest loves coloring the placemats from America: State by State and we all are really loving the Awesome 50 States book!
Travel Bucket List: Luray Caverns and Colonial Williamsburg are two places we’ve enjoyed visiting. Jamestown is still on our list! And my oldest wants to visit the Wight County Museum in Smithfield… home to the world’s oldest edible ham and nation’s oldest peanut!