Category: History: American Colonies

Then and Now Worksheets - Items from the Past and Present 0

Then and Now Worksheets – Items from the Past and Present!

Today I have some fun Then and Now worksheets to share with you!¬† These are currently FREE to download! ūüôā¬† They include various items from the past and present… and are perfect if you are talking with your kids about the history of Thanksgiving! If your kids are a little older they can try to figure out how long ago these items were used – back in colonial days (1620)...

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American History: Fun Online Interactive History Game

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‚Äôs Kids ‚Äď 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:...

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U.S. Presidents’ Worksheets – Presidents Day and US Presidents Song!

Your kids can learn all of the U.S. Presidents in order with the U.S. Presidents Song!¬† Plus, be sure to grab these free Presidents Day Notebook Pages all about some of our well-known Presidents. The third Monday in February is a federal holiday in the U.S. It is officially called Washington’s Birthday. Because Abraham Lincoln’s birthday is February 12, many people refer to this holiday as Presidents’ Day.¬† This is...

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Homeschool History: Our Year in Review and What’s Coming Up

What a successful year!¬† As the year draws to a close, I love taking a look at what we’ve accomplished not only in school, but in life in general.¬† I’m not one to make “resolutions” per se, but I do enjoy thinking about what’s to come and seeing just how to make that happen! This year was a *huge* one for my blog.¬† January 5, 2015 was my last official...

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American Revolution Play (For 3 or More Actors)

As many of you know, we spent the past six or eight weeks learning about the events leading up to the American Revolution.  One of the best ways for kids to learn is for them to actively engage with the material.  I used to teach American History classes overseas and at the end of each unit we would put on a play for the parents.  I would always write the...

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American Revolution Unit: Books, Movies and Resources for Kids

There are lots of wonderful books and movies for kids about the American Revolution. In this post, I’m going to highlight some of the resources we used during our American Revolution Unit.¬† Our kids are currently elementary and middle school age:¬† 7, (almost) 10 and 12. Don’t forget that our American Revolution packet is free until Wednesday, Oct. 21. Click on the photo below to find out more details about...

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Causes of and Events Leading to the American Revolution (30-Page Packet)

Our most recent history unit was on the causes and events leading up to the American Revolution. We went into quite a bit of depth on the French and Indian War and how the colonies then became the focus of England’s attention in the post-(French and Indian)-War period as Parliament struggled to cover their expenses and tackle their massive debts. It’s been a fun unit — we’ve read a ton...

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U.S. Civics and Government Unit (3 Branches of Government and More!)

  We¬†are doing a Civics and Government Unit.¬† I made this packet for the kids because I couldn’t find a homeschool unit that covered everything I wanted to include. Not only are we covering the 3 branches of government, the Constitution and¬†“basic facts” about the U.S., but we’re also going to cover some new material (for us)… how State and Local governments work, what the federal, state and local governments...

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US Landmarks and Symbols — free 3-part Montessori cards

I made some Montessori 3-part cards for the kids for our study of some of the well-known landmarks and symbols of the United States. These cards include landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, the White House, Mount Rushmore and more. You can download the  US Landmarks and Symbols Cards at this link.  We used these cards by talking about where they were located and placing them on our giant...

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Let’s Learn about the World

When we start back into our school year LD and DD are going to learn some basic facts about the world in which we live — the largest continent-Asia the largest country-Russia the largest ocean-Pacific the largest desert-Sahara the tallest mountain-Mt. Everest the longest river-the Nile has been long thought to be the longest river, but an expedition in 2000 found the Amazon River to be 64 miles longer. world...

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This is the United States–Unit Study

American¬† Landmarks, Symbols, Basic Facts We are going to study some basic facts and symbols of the United States with this unit study.¬† Things like US geography (rivers, mountains, time zones) famous landmarks American patriotic songs the US flag the Liberty Bell the Statue of Liberty, the Great Seal etc. etc. Here are the topics we’ll be covering over a two or three week period (or so) in this introduction...

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Books I’d Recommend for the Study of Jamestown Colony

**FREE COLONY RELATED CARDS: I just noticed at http://www.currclick.com/ that their current free product is on the American colonies.¬† There are lots of picture cards related to colonial life — pictures such as chamber pot, cotton, embroidery, flax, hearth, hornbook, indigo, tallow,¬† and more that would be great discussion points for the elementary crowd. One set of pages has a detailed description of the word, another group of pages includes...