Sunday, January 12, 2014

Ohio History :Oliver's Travels: An Ohio Adventure



We found the book Oliver's Travls: An Ohio Adventure at our public library.  My kids enjoyed reading it.  It is a story about a mouse named Oliver who travels around Ohio with a map from his Grandfather.  He visits various historical sites and landmarks.    It was written by Cynthia Furlong who has a blog, and illustrated by Bruce Langton. My kids agreed probably a 3-5 th grade book.

I think it sounds like a great way to get some Ohio history into your curriculum that does not involve a large project.  Your student could read this to fulfill the Ohio history requirement.  An excellent resource.

Some great ideas to expand on the book would be to print off a map of Ohio and fill in where Oliver Travels.  Here is a web page with many Ohio maps for you to choose from.

Happy Ohio History!
~Becky





2 comments:

schoolmarmohio.com said...

Becky,
What a great resource! Thanks so much.

ohiohomeschool said...

Thank you Lisa!
~Becky