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“It is always useful to think badly about people one has exploited or plans to exploit.” ― James W. Loewen, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

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The Ultimate Book List for The American Revolution - Pre-war to 1783. Build your own homeschool history curriculum with living books  perfect for the Charlotte Mason method. | www.teachersofgoodthings.com

The Ultimate Book List for The American Revolution

If you desire to dig into the American Revolution in your homeschool with living books, as the Charlotte Mason way recommends, this booklist is the perfect place to start. This book list ranges from early readers to higher elementary and will be a list that you don't want to lose, so be sure to book mark it or pin it to your Pinterest board for safe keeping. The Ultimate Book List for the American Revolution (Pre-war to 1783) This book list will be divided up into themes to help you better…

Free Jamestown Unit Study by Stephanie Harrington. Uses book-Jamestown Struggle for Survival by Marcia Sewall. www.harringtonharmonies.com

Jamestown Unit Study

FREE Jamestown Unit study based on James Towne: Struggle for Survival by Maricia Sewall. For use with 4th to 8th graders. Can also be used as a Jamestown Resources with many links.

The Top Quotes of Founding Fathers Perfect for History Lessons

How to Use Quotes of Founding Fathers to Teach American History

My first post in this series was The Top Quotes of Founding Fathers Perfect for Language Arts Lessons. Today, I will be sharing with you how to use quotes of founding fathers to teach American History with the Charlotte Mason method. Our family loves American History and the founding of our country. I believe that the Charlotte Mason method of education has helped to raise that patriotism in our family, as we have studied the founding fathers and their beliefs, sacrifices and devotion to…

If you teach the Declaration of Independence, you need this six minute video from the movie about John Adams.

John Adams - Declaration of Independence

Congress approves the Declaration of Independence, brilliant scene from John Adams mini-series.

Oregon Trail lapbook (free)

"Be The One" : Building a Salt Dough Map of the Oregon Trail

Building a Salt Dough Map of the Oregon Trail

As part of our study on the American Westward Expansion of the 19th century, we have read several books and materials about the Oregon Trail. In order to illustrate just how huge of an undertaking it was to set out for the West on wagon trains, and to cross over the Rocky Mountains in the process, we decided to construct a Salt Dough Map of the United States, illustrating the location of the Oregon Trail and showing how it crossed over the mountains. Melissa was amazed at just how far a trip…

notable Mayflower descendants - includes entire passenger list | Archives.com

Poets, Presidents, and Playboys: Mayflower Family Ties

Clergy, columnists, and crooners. This selection of notable Mayflower descendants shows not only the connections between these celebrities, but also illustrates their diversity. Mayflower descendants don't have a

Animated Atlas - Growth of a Nation - FREE 10 minute online movie that depicts the geographic history of the US from 1789.  The timeline is interactive.    Also has American History Timeline

Animated Atlas

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American History Notebooking pages - Life of Wyatt Earp @ Tina's Dynamic Homeschool Plus

American History Through the Life of Wyatt Earp Notebooking Pages

Because our unit study is a focus on key events from modern American history, I prepared two notebooking pages.

Democracy in America, by Alexis De Tocqueville

Index of /~Hyper/DETOC

A hypertext of Tocqueville's Democracy in America with critical and contextual essays and displays

15 pioneer project ideas for children

a visit: a little place on the prairie, chapter 2

Washing the old-fashioned way, on a washboard. Hanging pioneer frocks up to dry with wood clothespins. Twisting our own rope. Braiding rugs. Shelling corn. Grinding...

Notebooking Early US History

Studying US History

In light of the government shutdown, it’s been interesting to see how simple things were 225 years ago. Thankfully, my husband got a paycheck, but we know many who have not and they are struggling. We pray this all gets resolved quickly. We use Tapestry of Grace as our history core. We follow a...

early american history activities for kids Education Possible

Early American History Activities for Kids

We're taking a 10 day trip back in time, to study Early American History. We've put together a wide variety of activities and resources to engage your children and get them excited about the subject

Westward Expansion & Pioneers Unit: Daniel Boone, Frontiersmen, & Tracking Lesson (Week 1 of 4)

Westward Expansion & Pioneers Unit: Daniel Boone, Frontiersmen, & Tracking Lesson (Week 1 of 4)

pioneer projects

Pioneer Crafts for Kids

easy covered wagon model little bit harder covered wagon model rag doll stick or hobby horse weaving berry ink quill pens tin can lanterns dip candles beginning whittling homemade bread and butter woven paper baskets homemade taffy braided rag rug...

pioneer unit study

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Free George Washington Lapbook, Patriotic File Folder Games, Election Notebook Printables + More!

Free George Washington Lapbook, Patriotic File Folder Games, Election Notebook Printables + More!

Pioneer Skills  Pioneer Clothes Washing

Pioneer Skills Pioneer Clothes Washing

How are you going to keep your clothes clean when you have no power? Pioneer clothes washing. Hand pump water and hot water over the fire.

lots of resources and links for a Little House unit

Little House on the Prairie Unit Study

I grew up on a farm 40 miles from De Smet, South Dakota, one of the settings for Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie series. I always loved the Laura Ingalls Wilder books. Those books naturally became an important part of our homeschooling. In fact, the books were woven throughout our homeschooling for years. We read aloud through the entire series more than once. And Will and Christina used to say that I used Little House on the Prairie books as examples for almost anything…

American Revolutionary War Unit Study

American Revolutionary War Unit Study

The American Revolutionary War, which began in 1775 and concluded in 1783, was a war that was fought between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the thirteen American colonies. In 1775 the colonist established the Second Continental Congress, which instituted an army for the Patriots. Then in 1776, the congress declared independence from Great Britain. The British had an excellent naval force. So they were able to conquer and occupy many costal towns, but they had difficulty capturing areas…

World Wars

The Manhattan Project | The National WWII Museum | New Orleans

The Manhattan Project Electronic Field Trip Trailer

The Manhattan Project | The National WWII Museum | New Orleans

History timelines, lapbooks, and notebooking pages

History

You are welcome to download these pages for your own personal use. I humbly ask that if you wish to share these pages, you please link back to my blog. :) Basic History Notebook Pages Use these …

Patton Museum Online: Official General George S. Patton Jr. Museum featuring Memorabilia & History

The General George Patton Museum | of Leadership

WWII Lapbook

WW1 notebook or lapbook

The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century

The Great War | American Experience | PBS

Discover how WWI transformed America through the stories of those whose participation in the war to “make the world safe for democracy” has been largely forgotten.

11 WWII Picture Books | Le Chaim (on the right)

11 WWII Picture Books

This is part of a series called 11 Lists of 11 Books . I have read all books unless otherwise noted. Despite being picture book...

Visit to Dachau

Visit to Dachau

After our idyllic weekend in Bavaria, we drove home past Munich and visited Dachau. It was a humbling experience for our family visiting Dachau to learn about WWII history. We recently had studied about Dachau and other concentration camps in our history studies. There is a tragic beauty to the...

Normandy Memorial Sites

Normandy Memorial Sites

We visited Normandy in 2016. I want my children to understand Memorial Day. I don't want them to grow up thinking it's just a day off school or work, for barbecues and pools and parties. I want them to understand the importance of all the men and women who died for our freedoms, that we too...

World War I Unit Study

World War I Unit Study

Series:American Revolutionary WarCivil WarWorld War IWorld War II Iraq and Afghanistan World War 1 Unit Study. American military forces. The most destructive war the world had seen and the first genuinely world war began exactly 99 years ago. Called the Great War until World War II. The history...

Civil Rights

Founding Fathers on Freedom, Liberty & American Exceptionalism

Founding Fathers on Freedom, Liberty & American Exceptionalism

Our Founding Fathers risked everything to create a new nation. Had the American Revolution failed, each of them would have faced execution.

‘What To The Slave Is The Fourth Of July?’: Descendants Read Frederick D...

‘What To The Slave Is The Fourth Of July?’: Descendants Read Frederick Douglass' Speech | NPR

‘What To The Slave Is The Fourth Of July?’: Descendants Read Frederick D...

January is the month we set aside to remember a brave man. Help kids learn about his achievements with these books about Martin Luther King Jr. #MLKday #martinlutherkingjr #booksaboutmartinlutherkingjr

The Best Books About Martin Luther King Jr For Kids - Behind the Mom Bun

January is the month we set aside to remember a brave man. Help kids learn about his achievements with these books about Martin Luther King Jr. #MLKday #martinlutherkingjr #booksaboutmartinlutherkingjr

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MLK printable pack

FREE Martin Luther King, Jr. Printable Pack - PreK and K! - Blessed Beyond A Doubt

I believe teaching our children about Martin Luther King, Jr is essential in their education. My children […]

Celebrating Diversity

Celebrating Diversity

Celebrating Diversity

Love Your Neighbor

Love Your Neighbor

Love Your Neighbor

Our Souls are the Same Color

Being AntiRacist

I don’t like to watch the news. Honestly, most of what I know about current events comes from people posting their outrage and ignorance on social media about situations they don’t even understand nor have an invested interest in. People just want interaction and pageviews. White people use...

The heavy burden of teaching kids about American racism

The Heavy Burden of Teaching My Son About American Racism

The heavy burden of teaching kids about American racism

I have a dream

MLK Writing Assignment - The Lesson Plan Diva

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What was it like to be the first to attend a desegregated school? Ruby Bridges and 14 year old Mason Steele tell their story in these books for kids :: PragmaticMom  #MLK #CivilRights #KidLit

Civil Rights for Kids Picture Book of the Day

What was it like to be the first to attend a desegregated school? Ruby Bridges and 14 year old Mason Steele tell their story in these books for kids :: PragmaticMom #MLK #CivilRights #KidLit

Civil War

Gettysburg Civil War reenactment footage - this video gives a good visual for just how many soldiers were fighting

Gettysburg Civil War reenactment footage

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

11 American Civil War Books | Le Chaim (on the right)

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American History Crafts for Kids | Civil War Crafts | 1800s Crafts

American History Crafts for Kids | Civil War Crafts | 1800s Crafts

American History Crafts for kids on the 1800's includes projects on the War of 1812, Slavery & Plantations, Abraham Lincoln, Civil War, Frontier Life, Inventors, Gold Rush, Westward Expansion, and the Statue of Liberty. Use these classroom activites to supplement your social studies lesson plans.

9/11

Homeschooling Adventurez: God's chapel, God's nation - Remembering 9/11

God’s chapel, God’s nation – Remembering 9/11

Disclosure: We use affiliate links. Have you heard about the Little Chapel that stands on the grounds where the Twin Towers fell? It was there long before they, and it still stands now, long after. I will be sharing the story in the You Tube video below with my children as a part of honoring …

Patriot Day 9-11

5 things about 9/11

5 Things I Want My Children To Know About 9/11

Last night I asked this question on the Embracing Grace FB page, and got some really touching replies of how 9/11 has impacted families forever: // Post by Embracing Grace. I'll never forget where I was. You probably won't ever forget, either. I was sitting in chapel in Bible College- just a normal day during the first month of my sophomore year. One of the faculty walked up to the platform and handed over a note to be read. I'll never forget the chill that settled into me as the news of…

Ben and Me: Remembering September 11 -- Middle School Resources

Remembering 9/11 -- Middle School Resources for Homeschool

Remember September 11 with these Patriot Day activities for middle school homeschool students. Includes books, videos, websites and more.

On Patriot Day we remember and honor those who perished in the attacks of September 11, 2001, but many young Americans, like my girls, have no memory of that calm Tuesday morning. They deserve to know more than simply a date in history marked by great loss, because the spirit of America survives. When my...

The Spirit of America Survives • Katye Riselli

On Patriot Day we remember and honor those who perished in the attacks of September 11, 2001, but many young Americans, like my girls, have no memory ...

Native Americans

Colonial education administrators recruited teachers from the mainland, but soon realized another strategy was in order.

How Public Schools "Americanized" Hawai’i | JSTOR Daily

Colonial education administrators recruited teachers from the mainland, but soon realized another strategy was in order.

Pocahontas Unit ~ Poppins Book Nook

Royalty Unit Study

Welcome to the Poppins Book Nook Reading Club! Here’s my intro post a few weeks ago that explains it all. Each month we have a fun theme and read books and do crafts and stuff. This month I used the royal theme with each of my children… So we have a middle school unit, an elementary unit, and a...

Johnston Farm and Indian Agency

Johnston Farm and Indian Agency

One of our favorite field trips this year was Johnston Farm. We enjoyed the museum and canal boat ride. Johnston Farm Museum. Exhibits trace the story of the Eastern Woodland Indians of Ohio and the Pickawillany village site. We loved learning about the Native Americans of the area. The exhibits...

Awesome visual of how Native Americans used all the parts of a buffalo.

Uses of the Buffalo

How many different uses are there for the Buffalo? While most people immediately think meat, there are in fact quite a number of products t...

Slavery

Reading Rainbow Follow the Drinking Gourd...one of the best RR's ever!

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Interactive story - you choose - about the Underground Railroad

Pathways to Freedom | Following the Footsteps | You are a young Maryland slave...

Interactive story - you choose - about the Underground Railroad

Ta-Nehisi Coates Calls Out Mitch McConnell At House Hearing On Slavery Reparations | HuffPost

Ta-Nehisi Coates Calls Out Mitch McConnell At House Hearing On Slavery Reparations | HuffPost

For the past eight years I’ve been living with 72 people. These 28 men, 25…

Recovering the Stolen Histories of American Slaves | Essay | Zócalo Public Square

For the past eight years I’ve been living with 72 people. These 28 men, 25 women, 12 girls, and seven boys are long dead—they were Africans sold into

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Founding Fathers on Freedom, Liberty & American Exceptionalism

Founding Fathers on Freedom, Liberty & American Exceptionalism

Our Founding Fathers risked everything to create a new nation. Had the American Revolution failed, each of them would have faced execution.

Constitution Unit Study

Constitution Unit Study

I want to teach my kids US history, government, citizenship. I don't want the US government curriculum to be nationalist, fundamentalist, or evangelical. I'm not sure when many Americans began equating white Republican Jesus with the white male president, right wing government officials, and...

Labor Day Unit Study

Labor Day Unit Study

Labor Day is not just the official end of summer. Labor Day is a federal holiday in the United States celebrated on the first Monday in September to honor and recognize the American labor movement and the works and contributions of laborers to the development and achievements of the United...

Creating the Ultimate Homeschool Government Curriculum ~ The Organized Homeschooler

Creating the Ultimate Homeschool Government Curriculum

This is the ultimate homeschool government curriculum. I combined several books and resources to create a full credit high school course.

Homeschool High School: Free Curriculum Plan for US Government and Economics Courses - Humility and Doxology

Homeschool High School: Free Curriculum Plan for US Government and Economics Courses - Humility and Doxology

Can you teach homeschool high school US Government and Economics courses at home? Can you teach them #TextbookFree? Here's a free civics curriculum for you!

‘What To The Slave Is The Fourth Of July?’: Descendants Read Frederick D...

‘What To The Slave Is The Fourth Of July?’: Descendants Read Frederick Douglass' Speech | NPR

‘What To The Slave Is The Fourth Of July?’: Descendants Read Frederick D...

Dear America

Dear America

Dear America

New documentary series and accompanying curriculum expands access to Asian American history during Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month.

NewsCenter | SDSU | New PBS Series Brings Asian American Perspective to K-12 Learning

New documentary series and accompanying curriculum expands access to Asian American history during Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month.

Black History Unit Study

Black History Unit Study

Black History Unit Study

Colonial education administrators recruited teachers from the mainland, but soon realized another strategy was in order.

How Public Schools "Americanized" Hawai’i | JSTOR Daily

Colonial education administrators recruited teachers from the mainland, but soon realized another strategy was in order.

With so many U.S. Presidents to celebrate and remember, it's sometimes hard to find a way to introduce learning about them or even just their names!  An election year is a great time to study the U.S. Presidents. #homeschool #unitstudy

U.S. Presidents for Tactile Learners

With so many U.S. Presidents to celebrate and remember, it's sometimes hard to find a way to introduce learning about them or even just their names! An election year is a great time to study the U.S. Presidents. #homeschool #unitstudy

January is the month we set aside to remember a brave man. Help kids learn about his achievements with these books about Martin Luther King Jr. #MLKday #martinlutherkingjr #booksaboutmartinlutherkingjr

The Best Books About Martin Luther King Jr For Kids - Behind the Mom Bun

January is the month we set aside to remember a brave man. Help kids learn about his achievements with these books about Martin Luther King Jr. #MLKday #martinlutherkingjr #booksaboutmartinlutherkingjr

Free Educational Resources for Presidents Day.

Free Educational Resources for President's Day | Holiday Homeschooling

Free Educational Resources for Presidents Day.

This U.S. Elections Lap Book Kit provides 21 hands-on papercrafts to help your student (ages 8+) understand the American election process. Learn how a president is elected. | The kit includes pre-printed templates, craft supplies, and full-color instruction book. | A great supplement for any U.S. history and/or government course. Or use it as a standalone civics or elections unit study. | #americanhistory #usgovernment #lapbooking #elections #homeschooling #civics

American Elections Lap Book Kit

This U.S. Elections Lap Book Kit provides 21 hands-on papercrafts to help your student (ages 8+) understand the American election process. Learn how a president is elected. | The kit includes pre-printed templates, craft supplies, and full-color instruction book. | A great supplement for any U.S. history and/or government course. Or use it as a standalone civics or elections unit study. | #americanhistory #usgovernment #lapbooking #elections #homeschooling #civics

How to Teach Kids about the Impeachment Process – This Life of Ours

How to Teach Kids about the Impeachment Process – This Life of Ours

How to Teach Kids about the Impeachment Process – This Life of Ours

Women were a vital part of the American Revolution. Whether they were in the middle of the action or spinning their own fabric, women made contributions that allowed the war for independence to be won!

American Revolution project

Women were a vital part of the American Revolution. Whether they were in the middle of the action or spinning their own fabric, women made contributions that allowed the war for independence to be won!