Use the encyclopedia and the almanac. Go online to do more research (you can even read the newspaper from the places you’ll visit). Send away for brochures.
What’s the history of the places you’ll pass? Did famous battles occur nearby? What famous people came from this state or city?
Learn about geography, too. What’s the population of the places you’ll visit? What is the most important industry? What is the state bird and flower? What is the state motto and what does it mean?
Doing a little research before you leave will make the trip more interesting for your kids. When they study these places in school, your children will be proud to be the “experts.”
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