Teaching Young Children about September 11

It is an unfortunate truth that we have to teach our kids about the horrors of the world, such as what happened in New York City on September

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Introducing Veterans Day to Young Children

I realize that my children are young, but I decided we needed to learn about his grandparents and great-grandparents who served in the armed forces today. Understanding the

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Learning about the Declaration of Independence

We do not always do a lot of formal learning during the summer, but Independence Day is always a nice chance to review early American history. Yes, we

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Hands-on American History Notebooking Pages

Since I have been teaching my son’s hands-on American history class at our homeschool co-op this year, I was super excited to get my hands on some great

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Best Picture Books About Martin Luther King, Jr.

I’ve been on a mission! I am looking for the best Martin Luther King picture book for my young readers, and since I have kids a variety of

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Learning about the First Thanksgiving Story with Printable Puppets

In anticipation of the upcoming holiday, we read The Very First Thanksgiving Day.  I made my preschool daughter a simple puppet template related to the traditional first Thanksgiving

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Learning about Native American Homes

I first wrote the booklet about early Native American homes because I could not find something simple for a brief introduction to Native Americans for my son. I

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Learning about James Madison and the War of 1812

The War of 1812 is often overlooked. It seems it accomplished very little. (Both Britain and America considered themselves winners.) The biggest battle occurred after the peace treaty

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Early Presidents and Their Legacies

The first decades of the new United States of America were tremulous as the founding fathers disagreed over how the government should run, thus beginning political parties. Plus,

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George Washington and the New Nation

The most amazing thing about the outcome of the American Revolutionary War was that after the fighting was over, the colonies agreed on a new government and wrote

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Highlights of the American Revolution

The American Revolutionary War begin with an anonymous shot. Soon after the first shots were fired, a larger war broke out. General George Washington faced a lot of

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Teaching the Reasons for the American Revolution

It’s one thing to say the colonists wanted freedom from England, but students should learn just why it came to that. What changed from the early 1700s to

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