Visit Idaho Now: Idaho for Teachers & Travelers
Are you looking for fun worksheets, books, and activity ideas for teaching and/or learning about Idaho? Included are links to wonderful worksheets, book suggestions for children, YouTube videos, and DVD recommendations, and more -- all related to the state of Idaho! Whether you're a school teacher, homeschooling parent, involved parent, librarian, lifelong learner, or a student searching for ideas and books on Idaho, look no further!
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Great Worksheets on Idaho
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All About Idaho provides great links to printable worksheets, book suggestions, and activity ideas about Idaho.
Idaho Unit Study offers many helpful links and activity ideas about Idaho.
Idaho for Teachers includes wonderful printable worksheets, activity ideas, and book suggestions.
The Potato Story contains an entire unit study on the humble and incredible potato.
Salmon Unit Study offers book suggestions, free lapbook pages, and activity ideas related to salmon.
Idaho's State Flag
Favorite Picture Books on Idaho
More great picture books include "The Night Before Christmas in Idaho" by Jennifer Adams, "The Magic Potato / La Papa Magica" by Elaine Ambrose Romano, "The Old Man Who Talked to the Trees" by Diana Baird, & "Alfred Visits Idaho" by Elizabeth O'Neill.
Excellent On-line Tour of Idaho
Because almost every single type of gemstone has been found in Idaho, it is nicknamed the Gem State. Idaho and India are the only two places in the world where you can find 6-pointed star garnets.
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Chapter Books Related to Idaho
This isn't the genre of books that I prefer, but I know many children enjoy YA fiction. Other options include "Jenny of the Tetons" by Kristiana Gregory, "My Darlin' Clementine" by Kristiana Gregory, "Bonanza Girl" by Patricia Beatty, "Year Walk" by Ann Nolan Clark, "Louly" by Carol Ryrie Brinkand, and "Idaho: A Very Young Skier" by Jill Krementz.
Even though potatoes are only grown in the southern part of the state,
Idaho is best known for its potatoes.
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Favorite Books on Potatoes
Other picture books include "The Greatest Potatoes" by Penelope Stowell, "One Potato: A Counting Book of Potato Prints" by Diana Pomeroy and "The Potato Man" by Megan McDonald.
Fun Footage on Potatoes & Farming
Idaho's Snake, lower Salmon, & Kootenai Rivers are home to America's largest freshwater fish, the white sturgeon.
(Photo Credit: www.simmsfishing.com)