Generating Interest in History with Educational Videos for Kids, History Field Trips, and Historical Fiction

“Can we go look for another history video?” my second grader asked me this morning. This was a bit unexpected. My daughter has not make it a secret

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Dogs in Space Mini-Rockets: Picture Book Space STEM

What could be better than learning about space and sending off our own rockets? Learning about DOGS going in to space and helping send THEM up in to

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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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An Introduction to U.S. Geography inspired by folktales

Before we jump in to our lessons about American history, I wanted to make sure my daughter had a general understanding of the geography of the USA. The United

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Hands-on Marco Polo Silk Road Game

There is one game we have come back to time and again in our homeschool, and that is the Marco Polo Silk Road Game. In this game, we

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Learning Science History through Literature-Rich Curriculum

I love history. My son loves science. We both love great books. So when I had a chance to take a look at Beautiful Feet Books’ History of

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100+ Preschool Picture Book Lessons and Activities

If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you’ll know I love incorporating learning moments into familiar parts of our lives, especially reading favorite picture

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