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Postcard-Geography Album: New Mexico, “The Granite State”

This week's postcards come from Sydni at Follow the Tumbleweed Road. Sydni homeschools her four children in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I love seeing all the lovely hands-on activities she does with her kids.

"This is a great time of the year to find nice postcards since International Balloon Fiesta just started today.
(October 1)"
We found and colored in the state on our US map.


We colored in the state flag, the state flower -the Yucca plant and a coloring page of the state. We learned that one of the chief products from New Mexico is beef cattle, and that there are mountains and caverns there. The history of New Mexico was not officially recorded until the arriving of the Conquistadors, who encountered Native American Pueblos when they explored the area in the 16th century. Since that time, the area has been under the control of Spain, Mexico, and then United States. (wikipedia
"New Mexico rightly earns its nickname "Land of Enchantment" with natural treasures such as the White Sands National Monument, Carlsbad Caverns, and the Gila National Forest. But more than a beautiful landscape, New Mexico is steeped in the mystique, history and tradition of multiple cultures, including the ancient Aztec and early Spanish explorers. From pueblo villages and stately missions to the nuclear energy research at Los Alamos, "E is for Enchantment" showcases the past, present and future of New Mexico."



We decided to have a Mexican influenced dinner which is still common in this state.
 Vegetarian Chimichangas
Slow-Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos
Refried Beans
Mexican Rice


We have "visited" 27 states and Washington DC (54%) with our postcard-geography project.



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1 comment:

  1. What a great post and tribute to New Mexico! I love how you are using the postcards from around the states! Your mexican food dishes look great--you would just need to add green chile all over the top of of them to make them how New Mexicans like their food! Being from Texas, I'm still getting used to all that hot green chile. Ha!

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