We began by reading Y is for Yellowhammer and then Bean used the information she learned to make a notebook page for her United States scrapbook.
The kids and I then read A Picture Book of Helen Keller (she was born in Tuscumbia, AL) and Wind Flyers.
We also taught the kids about Alabama using the Our United States of America: Catholic Social Studies textbook.
For an Alabama treat we made Alabama Fried Cherry Pies. (Although, we actually baked ours :).
After reading A Picture Book of Helen Keller, the kids created their own braille messages using... hole punched dots... I really don't know what to call them. We used this braille chart to show us how to create the letters.
And up north we go next to Maine!