Sometimes we take the opportunity to focus on current events. Today, March 6, 2016, former First Lady Nancy Reagan died. So, tomorrow (Monday), we are going to spend some time talking about Ronald Reagan’s presidency and the former First Lady Nancy Reagan.
As many of you probably know, starting on Presidents’ Day a couple of weeks ago, we started reviewing the U.S. presidents again. The kids have been singing the U.S.A. President Song and we’ve learned who was president during some of the major world events. For example, Woodrow Wilson was president during WWI and Franklin Roosevelt was president during World War II. We hadn’t talked in much depth about Ronald Reagan.
With Nancy Reagan in the news, it seemed appropriate to talk about Ronald Reagan’s time in office… at least briefly.
Tomorrow we are going to talk about some of the major events during Reagan’s two terms in office from 1981 to 1989.
- War on Drugs
- Iran-Contra Affair
- Soviet Union and the escalation of the Cold War
- the INF Treaty
And, though it happened a year and a half after Reagan left office, we’re also going to talk about the fall of the Berlin Wall as well.
We have not yet studied twentieth century history, but sometimes we jump in because the time seems right. For example, when the new Pope was elected we talked quite a bit about the Pope, the Vatican… and even talked about Michelangelo and the Reformation back then. You can see those notebook pages here (they’re free as are all our World Religion pages): Learning about the New Catholic Pope.
So back to the Ronald Reagan notebook pages… I thought I’d share these notebook pages with you all this evening. Normally, I don’t share things until after we’ve covered the material (in case I’ve made a ton of typos), but because it’s “current events” I’m going to hit publish this evening. If you find any typos, just let me know. By the way, there are answer sheets as well, they just aren’t pictured in the screen shot below.
These are free to download. Hope someone else can use these.~Liesl
- U.S. Presidents’ Worksheets – Presidents Song
- Learning about the New Catholic Pope – another set of notebook pages we made for current events
- US Landmarks and Symbols — free 3-part Montessori cards
- World Facts Packet: Do your kids know the four largest countries? Which countries of the most people? The longest river? This packet covers basic world and U.S. facts!