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Home School Life Journal ........... Ceramics by Katie Bergenholtz
"Let us strive to make each moment beautiful."
Saint Francis DeSales

Geography-Postcard Album: North Carolina, “The Tar Heel State”

This week's postcard comes to us from Postcrossing. It is from North Carolina and has on it a picture of the state flower, the Flowering Dogwood.
It has the Legend of the Dogwood on it.
We decided to make paper Dogwood flowers.
Easy instructions for making them can be found at Impress You Kids. We dotted glue in the center and sprinkled on some corn meal for the pollen in the center.
Alex colored in the North Carolina page and we talked about the different items on it.
"From the Appalachian Mountains to the Outer Banks, readers will be delighted to discover the beautiful state of North Carolina in "T is for Tarheel." Explore the Biltmore mansion, with its 255 rooms, which took nineteenth century millionaire George Washington Vanderbilt six years to have built. Learn about the history and lore of NASCAR racing under "Z is fof Zoom!"

North Carolina's official (enacted by law) state food symbols are:
Berries: strawberries & blueberries
Beverage: Milk
Fish: Channel Bass & Southern Appalachian Brook Trout
Fruit: Scuppernong grapes
Insect: Honey bee (eat the honey, not the bee!!!)
Vegetable: Sweet potato
State food festivals celebrating watermelon, collards & Irish potatoes
[The Lexington Food Festival is designated the "official" NC food fest]

According the The Food Timeline, North Carolina is probably most well known for its Moravian food heritage. The Moravians, a pious Germanic people, founded the Winston-Salem area of North Carolina in 1766. They brought with them many cookies and cakes, which are still made and sold today. We decided to make the Moravian Sugar Cake.

visited 17 states and Washington DC (34%)


  1. LOVE your study! Do you still need Maine? E-mail me!


  2. so going to look up that dogwood flower idea. Love it!

  3. I am from North Dakota. I can send you a postcard if you like. Drop me a line. Thanks

  4. I love the paper dogwood flowers, the notebook pages...and that dessert!!


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