Recently I had a great conversation with a fellow homeschooling mom that got me thinking more about this subject. Hoping other will share their experiences and ideas. She was going from NC to a wedding in TX and on the way they did a civil rights themed travel plan. They visited places in Alabama, Tennessee, etc where major civil rights activity had taken place. Of course, this took a good deal of research before hand. She even had things like scavenger hunts planned out. This is an incredibly organized homeschooling mama, obviously, and I found her trip to be very inspiring!
As I am planning our trip to NYC, I am now thinking how I could incorporate learning about the new places more into our trip. I am very interested in the immigration parts and am excited to tour Ellis Island as well as the tenement house museums, etc. My 9yo is excited to see the arts and architecture. My 12yo I think is just wanting to see the places he's seen in various movies. We're all excited for the food LOL!
This friend of mine suggested using the state-by-state alphabet books for a starting point on things like scavenger hunts, which I'll have to find.
I'm wondering if anyone has done trips like this. Not necessarily to NYC, but I just found the idea of intentional homeschooling themed vacations to be very inspiring and would love to hear if anyone else has done them or has ideas.