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Welcome to Booking Across the USA!
Back in November, Jodie Rodriguez sent me an email and asked if I would like to join a huge project with other bloggers across the United States. I was so flattered that she invited me and graciously accepted. I thought about it and it made me a little nervous to do such a huge project. As my blogging skills have grown, even since November, I felt it was time to take this on in a big way. So here I am hosting and representing the beautiful state of GEORGIA!
Georgia is the home to a lot of great attractions and rich in its history. We are the home of so many wonderful places to visit, and here are just a few:
Atlanta's Gold Dome
Cabbage Patch Kids (click to visit)
Atlanta Botanical Garden (Click to visit)
Georgia Aquarium (click to visit)
Birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King
The last internationally known attraction is the birthplace of Dr. King here in Atlanta, Georgia. In developing units for Teachers Pay Teachers I did a lot of research/reading on some great and historical black Americans. Dr. King was one that I read a great deal about because I was very young when the Civil Rights Movement (I know, some of you weren't even born yet, don't rub it in) was occurring and I wasn't as aware of its importance at the time. In my reading about him I found out what a great man he was and honored that I was a part of history and wished I had understood the magnitude of what was taking place as I look back upon it all.
All of this rich history brings me to introduce you to a book most of you may be quite familiar with. It is a book about Dr. King and the name of it is "Martin's Big Words by Doreen Rappaport. This picture book biography is an excellent and accessible introduction for young readers to learn about one of the world's most influential leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Doreen Rappaport weaves the immortal words of Dr. King into a captivating narrative to tell the story of his life. With stunning art by acclaimed illustrator Bryan Collier, Martin's Big Words is an unforgettable portrait of a man whose dream changed America and the world forever.
Martin's Big Words
(Click above to visit)
Here is a video of the book and I know you will enjoy listening to it before you travel on to another blog to be introduced to another book and activity.
In closing our time together I would like to invite you to download one of the activities that I did with my first grade students. We created a mini book and you can have it for FREE by downloading it below. Click on the image of the book to begin the download.
I am so glad you dropped by and please leave a comment and tell me what state you are from so we can get as many states represented as possible in the comments section!!! Thank you Jodie for inviting me to participate in this wonderful project to bring new books and activities from across the USA! Here are the other bloggers involved by state in this fantastic project so please visit them and let them know what state you are from as well!
Alabama: Everyday Snapshots
Alaska: Little Wonders’ Days
Arizona: Simply Kinder
Arkansas: Homeschooling in Arkansas
Connecticut: The Teacher Park
Georgia: Fabulously First
Hawaii: Teaching With Style
Idaho: True Aim Education
Illinois: Growing Book by Book
Indiana: Teach Preschool
Kentucky: Chicken Babies
Louisiana: New Orleans Moms Blog
Maryland: Picture Books and Piourettes
Massachusetts: Mama Smiles
Michigan: Play DrMom
Minnesota: The Wise Owl Factory
Mississippi: Hey Mommy, Chocolate Milk
Missouri- Ready. Set. Read!
Montana: The Honey Bunch
Nebraska: The Good Long Road
Nevada: Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts
New Hampshire: Elementary Matters
New Jersey: The Pleasantest Thing
New Mexico: Enchanted Homeschooling Mom
New York: What Do We Do All Day
North Carolina: Realistic Teacher Blog
North Dakota: ND HealthWorks
Oklahoma: Herding Kats in Kindergarten
Oregon: Journey of a Substitute Teacher
Pennsylvania: Land of Once Upon a Time
Rhode Island: Smiling in Second Grade
South Dakota: The Wise Owl Factory
Tennessee: No Monkey Business
Utah: Teach Beside Me
Vermont: Burlington Vt Moms Blog
Wisconsin: Reading Confetti
Wyoming: No Twiddle Twaddle