Sunday, May 23, 2010

Great American Postcard Swap {Georgia}


The Peach State is the home of Coca-Cola, and you can take a virtural tour of the World of Coke (www.worldofcoca-cola.com/). Pharmacist John Stith Pemberton invented Coca-Cola in 1886, and it originally contained wine!  

Stone Mountain, Georgia is the location of the world's largest high-relief sculpture, the Confederate Memorial Carving which you can view at www.stonemountainpark.com/outdoors-recreation/outdoor-detail.aspx?attractionid=486.

There is also some pirate lore associated with Georgia, and Blackbeard Island may still conatin some lost treasure (www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-929). 

There are some teacher resources to accompany
the Magic Tree House guide to Pirates at
 www.randomhouse.com/teachers/magicth/guides/researchguide.html#pirates.


Here are some more good reads about pirates:


One of my son's favorites, Edward and the Pirates.

Rip-roaring fun in How I
Became a Pirate
!

A visual museum of information
in DK's Eyewitness Pirate.


3 comments :

Ticia said...

Interesting, Blackbeard is also associated with N Carolina because that's where he was killed.

max said...

It's so important to draw attention to reading, and attract reluctant readers to it, especially boys.

I grew up as a reluctant reader, in spite of the fact that my father published over 70 books. Now I write action-adventures & mysteries, especially for tween boys, that avid boy readers and girls enjoy just as much.

My blog, Books for Boys http://booksandboys.blogspot.com is dedicated to drawing attention to the importance of reading. And my new book, Lost Island Smugglers - first in the Sam Cooper Adventure Series - is coming out in August. .

Max Elliot Anderson
PS. My first 7 books are going to be republished by Comfort Publishing later in 2010

ABC and 123: A Learning Cooperative said...

Thank you so much for sharing your post on Georgia with the readers at ABC & 123. My son has memorized just about every fact from that MTH Pirates book. Loves it! ~Katie