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State of Idaho - Pottery and History Curriculum Lesson for Homeschooling or Summer Enrichment
Sculpt a baked potato!
It's fun to learn about the states! In this lesson, I've listed fun facts about Idaho. Simply read them to your child and make the pottery project or add to it. You can use these facts as a starting point for a whole week-long study of Idaho. Go to the library, search the internet and see what you can find.
Explore and learn together with your child. Pottery is a fun way to make the lesson stick.
Idaho State Facts
State Abbreviation: ID
State Nickname: The GemState
State Motto: "Esto perpetua" - May it Endure Forever”
State Song: “Here We Have Idaho”
State Bird: Mountain Bluebird
State Tree: Western White Pine
State Flower: Syringa
State Mammal: Monk Seal
State Gem: Idaho Star Garnet
Famous People Born in Idaho:
Joseph Albertson, founder of Albertson’s grocery stores
Edgar Rice Burroughs, creator of Tarzan
Lillian Disney, wife of Walt Disney
Ernest Hemingway, author
Chief Joseph, Nez Perce Leader (Native American Tribe)
Sarah Palin, politican
Ezra Pound, poet
Picabo Street, skier
Hell’s Canyon is the deepest gorge in America, and it is located in Idaho.
ShoshuneFalls drops 52 feet further than Niagara Falls.
Idaho produces 72 types of precious and semi-precious stones.
63% of Idaho is public land.
Idaho is the 13th largest state.
Idaho is the number one producer of potatoes.
Let’s make a baked potato!
Make a potato shape.
Cut your potato with a plastic knife.
Open your potato.
Make little bits to be cheese, bacon bits, etc.
Stuff your potato.
If you need a refresher on how to properly attach pieces of clay, visit my Hub:
- How to Use Real Clay
This is an explanation of the proper way to use "real" clay.