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Second Stop on the United States Region Tour: The Southeast

By Beth Newingham on February 16, 2012
  • Grades: 3–5

After the first stop of our United States region tour, we travel by fishing boat to see the Florida Everglades National Park; the J.F.K. Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida; and Disney World in Orlando, Florida. We then take a bus tour of Appalachia. We finally board the Natchez Steamboat to make stops in Memphis, Tennessee; Nashville, Tennessee; the French Quarter in New Orleans; an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico; Natchez, Mississippi; and Montgomery, Alabama.

In New Orleans, students celebrate Mardi Gras by making King Cake, eating chicken gumbo, and learning about the history and traditions of this famous festival. When visiting the JFK Space Center in Cape Canaveral, we go to the NASA Kids' website. It is filled with great information and fun games. 

And after visiting Jamestown, Virginia, and learning about the hardships John Smith and his followers faced trying to make their new life in the colony, students play an interactive online Jamestown Survival game to see if they can do a better job than John Smith as the colony's leader.

View more photos and information about the Southeast Region tour on our classroom website.

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