We’ve had so much fun studying American history and geography this year, but sometimes it was overwhelming putting our own studies together. Being overwhelmed can certainly take the fun out of a project! Along the way, I compiled this huge list of resources we used (or plan to use), and I’m so happy to share… Continue reading Take a Virtual Tour of the US with Geography Resources!
You Don’t Want to Miss This! Since we are immersed in American history this year, I plan to introduce my kids to the American Girl series. This will be the first time I’ve read them! I’ve recently picked up a few of the books, but I was super excited to find the downloadable versions… Continue reading Huge American Girl Audiobook Sale!
Our feature book for this study is Meet George Washington, part of the Landmark Books collection (we are partial to Landmark books)! This was another post that could have gone on forever. I’d love to do a more in-depth post about the duties of the president, so I’ll save that for another post and… Continue reading George Washington – First President of the United States of America
My husband is from Pennsylvania, so this state is of particular interest to our family! Founded by William Penn in 1681 as the Province of Pennsylvania, also known as the Pennsylvania Colony, it was the second-to-last colony to be founded but became the second state to be admitted into the Union. It was home to… Continue reading Pennsylvania – Our Second State
Right now we are dealing with the repercussions of a hard drive crash on our computer, so I may run a little behind on new posts until we can get a new computer (we are borrowing a computer for now) – I’m sorry! Our First State Part of our American history studies this year include… Continue reading Delaware – The First State
This post ended up being so much longer than I expected! I think I got lost in a research vortex. Feel free to skip through to the items you need to help with your Pilgrim studies, and just ignore the rest! 🙂 Our feature book to introduce our study was If You Sailed on the Mayflower… Continue reading If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620
Since the Kindle version of My Father’s Dragon is currently FREE on Amazon at the time of this posting (a Kindle is NOT required to read it), I thought it would be fun to find some activities to use with the book. Activities and Literature Units Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls has an… Continue reading My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
We’re gearing up to study American history this year and I am so excited! We’ll be starting with famous explorers, including Christopher Columbus, and using a variety of picture and chapter books to introduce topics. For our Columbus study we are reading James T. De Kay’s Meet Christopher Columbus. It’s very succinct, but it offers… Continue reading Let’s Explore!
Our feature book for our Independence Day studies is The 4th of July Story by Alice Dalgliesh. This book is popular and should be easy to find at your library, and it’s a great, easy-to-understand introduction to Independence Day! (If you can’t get the book, you can borrow the online version for free!) We had fun… Continue reading The 4th of July Story
Each year on the last Monday in May we honor the memory of the men and women who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. Originally known as Decoration Day, a day set aside in 1868 to decorate the graves of Civil War soldiers, Memorial Day became an official federal holiday in 1971. Our featured book… Continue reading The Cost of Our Freedom