Here’s an American History resource I learned about recently called Mission US :
If you do Mission 1 about the American Revolution, you might be interested in our packet, Causes and Events Leading to the American Revolution.
You kids might also enjoy Liberty’s Kids – The Complete Series: (affiliate link) My daughters have been watching one episode most days this semester. (They are 7 and 10) The Amazon description reads: “Travel back in time to witness history in the making with Benjamin Franklin’s teenage reporters as they confront the real and physical dangers of the American Revolution. Trapped in opposite sides of the war – James, an American colonist, and Sarah, a young English reporter – are forced to choose between friendship and allegiance to their countries.” There are about 40 episodes. It touches on the major events leading to the American Revolution. This is the first thing ED does every morning (is watch an episode) and she said she wishes she could watch more than one! So, it gets two thumbs up from our family!
Here are some other Books and Resources we used about the American Revolution.
If you do Mission 2 about Slavery, you might be interested in our Packet, Slavery and the Civil War
If you do Mission 3 about the Cheyenne, you might be interested in the FREE notebook pages we have about the history of the Sioux and Cheyenne. You’ll find these here:
Oregon Trail Game: You might also want to see if your kids can survive along the Oregon Trail!! They make choices about who to be (a banker, carpenter, or farmer), when to leave, what supplies to purchase and more! You can play it FREE online here: Oregon Trail Online Game or you can purchase it at Amazon with this version: Online Trail Game (affiliate link)
You might also think about watching some historically based movies with your kids. For example a ll three of my kids loved the Ruby Bridges (affiliate link ) and learned a lot from it when they were ages 5, 8 and 10. It was about Ruby Bridges, the first black child to attend the all-white elementary school, William Frantz Elementary, in New Orleans. We definitely had a lot of great discussions about why people were so cruel, how brave Ruby was and how lonely she must have been being the only child in her classroom throughout her first grade year. See more about the Civil Rights books and movies we watched when we did that unit here.
That’s about it for today!
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