Celebrating Virginia and Washington, D.C.: 50 States to Celebrate
  • Celebrating Virginia and Washington, D.C.: 50 States to Celebrate
  • Celebrating Virginia and Washington, D.C.: 50 States to Celebrate

Celebrating Virginia and Washington, D.C.: 50 States to Celebrate

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by Marion Dane Bauer, C.B. Canga
     
 

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Say hello to Mr. Geo, everybody’s favorite geography teacher! He loves to explore new places. Today he’s visiting Virginia, our first colony. His first stop is Harborfest to ride a Tall Ship. Then he's off to see dolphins splashing at Virginia Beach, and wild ponies galloping on Assateague

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Say hello to Mr. Geo, everybody’s favorite geography teacher! He loves to explore new places. Today he’s visiting Virginia, our first colony. His first stop is Harborfest to ride a Tall Ship. Then he's off to see dolphins splashing at Virginia Beach, and wild ponies galloping on Assateague Island. Other stops include historic sites, scenic wonders, and nearby Washington, D.C. Join Mr. Geo on his travels around Virginia. Together, you will discover what makes this a state to celebrate.

This entertaining and educational mix of travel, geography, history, and pop culture includes maps and learning activities. Great for beginning readers!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Phyllis Kennemer
Mr. Geo, the traveling geography teacher, is back. He is waving the original flag of our country as he reminds readers that Virginia was the first colony established in what would become the U.S.A. He then proceeds to points of interest including the parade of Tall Ships at the Norfolk Harborfest, the sculpture of Neptune at Virginia Beach, and the wild ponies in Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge before proceeding to sites of historical interest. He explains some of the early history of Jamestown mentioning specifically the help provided by Native Americans. He continues on to Colonial Williamsburg, the Yorktown Victory Center, Mount Vernon, and Monticello. A brief mention is made of Africans brought to the state as slaves and of the Civil War. Mr. Geo hikes through the Shenandoah Valley before accompanying miners to the dark tunnels of a coal mine. In Washington, D.C., he points out the White House, the Congress, the Supreme Court, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the Smithsonian. The back pages include fast facts, a timeline, suggested activities, and a glossary. Part of the “Green Light Readers” series. Reviewer: Phyllis Kennemer, Ph.D.; Ages 5 to 7.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780544044173
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/08/2013
Series:
Green Light Readers Level 3 Series
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
547,961
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
620L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

MARION DANE BAUER has written more than 80 children's books, including picture books, easy readers, early chapter books, and novels. She won a Newbery Honor for On My Honor , a middle grade coming-of-age story. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. Visit her website at www.mariondanebauer.com .

MARION DANE BAUER has written more than 80 children's books, including picture books, easy readers, early chapter books, and novels. She won a Newbery Honor for On My Honor , a middle grade coming-of-age story. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. Visit her website at www.mariondanebauer.com .

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Celebrating Virginia and Washington, D.C.: 50 States to Celebrate 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Heidi_G More than 1 year ago
In this series, geography teacher Mr. Geo visits a different state in each book. He is seen as a happy modern-day explorer of major cities, national parks, and attractions that have become famous. Mr. Geo's shirt has the two-letter state abbreviation on it. A U.S. and a state map are included in each title, as well as a chronology of important dates, activities to reinforce learning from the book, and a glossary with the page numbers on which each listed word is found. "Did you know?" facts are seen in a text box at the bottom of some pages. The young people included in Mr. Geo's activities could be upper-elementary age or a bit older; they do not look so young that struggling readers of middle school or high school age might be offended reading the books. The basic information young students need for a "state" report is available on the "Fast Facts" page while the information in the rest of the book is more supplemental. That being said, this series is a nice alternative to the state books that are straight facts and photos. Young people will enjoy the whimsical illustrations and the brevity of the text. This title includes information on outdoor activities, Colonial Williamsburg, and D.C. attractions.