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Thursday, October 11, 2012

How to Make a Cherry Pie and See the U.S.A.

Marjorie Priceman first wrote How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World which is another great imaginative book. Read my short post on that book here. This time Marjorie chooses the U.S.A as the spotlight location.

It's a picture book, geared more towards younger school-aged children, but I think you could use it as a resource book for 4th Grade American History if you follow a chronological approach to classical education.

Using natural resources from states across our country, the girl in the story gathers supplies to make a pie pan, rolling pin, measuring cup, pastry slab, spoons and pot holders.

"If the boat docks in Louisiana at lunchtime, eat a bowl of gumbo. Then go to a cotton farm and pick an armful of cotton for your pot holders...Make your way to New Hampshire for granite. New Hampshire can usually be found between Maine and Vermont. Granite can usually be found on the sides of steep mountains. Rappel down the side of a mountain and chisel a chunk of granite for your pastry slab."

And of course, it includes a recipe for making a homemade cherry pie! Grab this book and make a cherry pie! Mmmmmmm!

1 comment:

Jeff Kahl said...

Love the history stuff.
But how am I gonna stay on my diet when you post a book about cherry pie????
Not fair!