Friday, February 24, 2012

States Project - Ohio

The states project is a homeschool activity we participated in a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it.  The kids each make a poster or display for any state they choose, then they get together and display and present them to each other.

This year Dancer chose Ohio because that is where the show "Family Ties" is supposed to be set in.  She loves anything with the young Michael J. Fox, not the old present day Michael J. Fox, she would like to think he is frozen in time.

Thanks to all the 4-H projects over the years she is able to whip out these poster boards without any help.  Well, she did ask me what colors I thought looked good together for the matting under the headings.  For this project she said she thought it took her about three hours total to do the research and get it all organized because she was chatting on Facebook at the same time.  Good to know the girl can multi-task.

Her finished poster.  My favorite part was "That's Just Crazy" where she listed a few of the crazy laws still on the books in Ohio.  A few illegal activities in Ohio are to hunt for whales on Sunday, get a fish drunk, participate or conduct a duel, if you ignore an orator on Declaration Day to such an extent as to play publicly croquet or pitch horseshoes within one mile of the speaker's stand you can be fined $25, and owner of tigers must notify authorities within one hour if the tiger escapes.  The very best part though is that the day for the event is over a week away and she already has it done.  No nagging on my part!

1 comment:

April said...

Good job!
I saw a 4H quilt several years ago at the state fair that had 50 blocks with a state sewn in the center of each one. The girl that made it was a homeschooler and said it took her over a year to make. As she did each block, she studied that state. She also had the capitol marked on each state.
Your post made me think of that quilt....