Geography Fun, FREEBIE, and Giveaway

Do you like geography games like, Where in the world is Carmen San Diego?  This is the perfect time of the year, to incorporate geography with your lesson plans.  A Christmas and Celebrations Around the World unit is an easy unit to incorporate geography.

Don't have time for a lengthy unit? How about a quick "Where am I?" partner activity? This is fun to do when you return from a break.  You can also use this activity when your students research countries or states.
Students will write 3 clues about their location in the boxes. Then switch papers with a partner to see if their partner can guess their location.  For an extension activity, have your partners share their clues with the class, their partner's guess, and then show the location on a map.  Click HERE to download this freebie.

I thought you might like to do a blogger's version of "Where am I?" to see if you can guess where I spent my Thanksgiving holiday.  Enter your guess and email address on the rafflecopter at the end of this post.  The rafflecopter will choose a random person.  If that person, has the correct answer, he or she will win a $25 shopping spree in my TPT store.  I will keep drawing names until I draw a name with the correct city and state
I live in the San Francisco bay area.  To get to this location, I traveled by airplane over 4 hours.  I landed at an airport that is named after a President.  My family and I still had a 3 hour car trip to reach our final destination. 

I knew I was no longer in California when I got off the airplane and asked one of the employees a question.  The man answered with a, "yes, Ma'am".  I had not been called Ma'am since I lived in Texas.
The weather was mild during our stay.  Most days the temperature was in the 40's.  We were thankful that it didn't snow or rain when we were there.  
The land is quite beautiful.  There are twisty roads that follow the hilly terrain.  
If you are a fisherman or you are married to one, you have probably heard of the biggest employer in this town. This company is famous for their bass boats.  My husband dreamed of owning one of this company's center console, tunnel hull boats when we lived in Texas.  He spent quite a bit of time bay fishing.

Fish has always been one of our daughter's favorite foods.  She ate catfish several times this trip.  You will often be served one of my favorite foods at catfish restaurants in this state . . . and no, it is not the fish.
Years ago, when my husband and I were newlyweds, his aunt and uncle took us out to eat at one of their favorite restaurants.  The restaurant served pickled green tomatoes.  It was my first experience eating them.  I loved them at first bite.  Ever since then my mother-in-law makes them for me when we visit.  My mother-in-law with a little help from her sister gave me the recipe this weekend.  If you'd like to try something new and delicious, click HERE for the recipe.  Or go to a catfish restaurant and eat their pickled green tomatoes.

When we were visiting my husband's family, we stopped in to see one of his uncles.  Before he retired, his uncle was in high demand for his skills with wood. He was known for his custom cabinets.  He also found time, to make our daughter a beautiful shelf when she was little.

His uncle showed us some of the fiddles that he had restored. He made a fiddle from a tree on his property.  I love to hear the stories behind the instruments and furniture.

Fiddle is an instrument you will commonly hear in music if you visit some of the tourism sites that are near here.

Where did I spend Thanksgiving (city and state)?

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1 comment

Linda Nelson @ Primary Inspiration said...

I love your geography freebie, Michele! Thanks for sharing so many great ideas at Freebie Friday today!
Linda at Primary Inspiration