History is one of my favorite subjects. I think I might enjoy it, simply because I love antiques and historical homes. Yet, part of this is a fascination with all things from a previous culture. I like to learn how they dressed, what they ate, how they lived... it is so interesting. So, teaching history at our house likes to include visiting historical places.
What better historical places - than those right in your own backyard. The study of state history can really come alive when you study it in conjunction with historical places that you can visit. This is an awesome way to really capture your state history and make it come alive. Use the internet as a resource for great field trip ideas, and bring it all together with a visit. You can even tie it in to a literature study and review some great books about historical places in your state.
I'll bet that you'll discover some incredible things about your amazing state!