This week we put Washington District of Columbia in our postcard album. We discussed why it is called the District of Columbia; how it is not a state but a district and how it was named Columbia after Christopher Columbus, which some thought our nation should be called instead of America. Columbia then was one of the poetic names somewhat like we call it "Uncle Sam" today. We picked out a scrapbook page with crabs on it for it's closeness to the Chesapeake Bay. I had thought to use the paper for Maryland, but it ended up being used for Washington DC instead. Besides the postcard we received of the White House, we included a map and the recipe for Senate bean soup, which is served at the Senate restaurant daily. We had the soup last week and we included a picture of that as well. Although not that appetizing looking, it was quite tasty. I had never had a bean soup with mashed potatoes in it.
We talked about all the special places in Washington D.C. (besides the White House, the Capitol, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and the Pentagon.)
|On field trip to Washington DC, 2012|
visited 2 states (4%) and Washington DC