Saturday, May 19, 2012

East Coast Trip

Next week the Stewyurt Homeschoolers take their East Coast "field trip".  We will be visiting three major cities.  Each child/student did a bit of background research and made some notes about one of those cities.  Here is what they learned:

by Eli
Population: 617,594
48.43 sq miles
Industries:  Some of the main industries in Boston are technology, biotechnology, trading overseas (they have a big sea port) and publishing. Boston has many big publishing companies the biggest being Houghton Mifflin. Boston also has lots of financing companies like Fidelity.
Climate: 10ºF-73ºF
History: Boston has had lots of interesting history. It was founded on September 17, 1630 by Puritans. When the British started heavily taxing the thirteen colonies and war broke out Boston acted as the capital of the revolution. Many historic events and battles took place in Boston such as the Boston Tea Party, The Boston Massacre, The Battle of Lexington and Concord, and the Battle of Bunker Hill. After the revolution, Boston became one of the richest cities in the colonies.

Interesting attractions:  Some Boston attractions that I am interested In are:
  • Fenway Park
  • Holocaust Memorial
  • Science Museum
  • New England Aquarium
  • Skywalk Obsevatory
  • and a really fast boat called Codzilla
Famous Residents: Boston has had lots of famous residents. Some of the more prominent ones are Samuel Adams for helping write the Declaration of Independence, Benjamin Franklin for a lot of things, JFK one of our presidents, and Robert Frost a great poet.  

New York (click on image to enlarge)
by Sophia*
Providence (click on image to enlarge)
by Grace*

* These were intended as presentation notes and the girls apologize for some technical errors.

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