Category Archives: History and Geography

Sallie’s Stack – 11.22.14

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Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Some links are blocked by email delivery systems and will only be seen on my actual website. Food For Thought The Myth of the Reluctant Learner Homework: An unnecessary evil? … Surprising findings from new research Isle of Sark: Europe’s Last (Continue reading…)

Sallie’s Stack – 11.16.14

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Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Some links are blocked by email delivery systems and will only be seen on the actual website. Food For Thought How Baby Boomers Ruined Parenting Forever The Typical Ages of Disequalibrium Joy Comes from Tossing Out the Maps Books to Read (Continue reading…)

Sallie’s Stack – 11.13.14

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Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Some links are blocked by email delivery systems and will only be seen on the actual website. Food For Thought Children of Civil War Veterans Still Walk Among Us, 150 Years After the War from National Geographic Typewriters are back, and (Continue reading…)

Veterans Day KWL for November or Patriotic Unit Study

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Explore Veterans Day with your students! Use a KWL chart to assess your students’ prior knowledge. Discover what they already know, what they are curious about, and what they need to learn. Then use that information to effectively plan your lesson or unit! This file includes both vertical and horizontal versions of the Veterans Day (Continue reading…)

Guest Blogging at Bright Ideas Press – Back to School Secrets for Homeschool Moms

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This school year I have the pleasure of being one of the bloggers for Bright Ideas Press! David and I have known Bob, Maggie and Tyler Hogan for a number of years as we have done graphic design work for them. I’ve also discovered through Facebook that Maggie and Tyler are fun people with similar (Continue reading…)

FREE Independence Day Printable Mini-Pack

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Celebrate Independence Day with this free Mini-Pack! Use it to extend your own study of the Fourth of July or as a way to give your children a little extra summer practice to keep their skills over the summer. It includes four fun activities that feature this important American holiday. Independence Day vs. Memorial Day (Continue reading…)

Rocks and Minerals Fun Fact Cards – Unit Extension Activity, Bulletin Boards, Games, Circle Time

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Rocks and Minerals Fun Fact Cards are a quick, flexible, and colorful way to expand your study of these two interesting countries! Start building interest in your topic each morning with these 24 fascinating fact cards that go beyond the basics. One teacher shared: “My kids are addicted to reading these facts cards every morning. (Continue reading…)

Australia and New Zealand Fun Fact Cards – Unit Extension Activity, Bulletin Boards, Games, Circle Time

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Australia and New Zealand Fun Fact Cards are a quick, flexible, and colorful way to expand your study of these two interesting countries! Start building interest in your topic each morning with these 30 fascinating fact cards that go beyond the basics. One teacher shared: “My kids are addicted to reading these facts cards every (Continue reading…)

Canada Fun Fact Cards – Unit Extension Activity, Bulletin Boards, Games, Circle Time

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Canada Fun Fact Cards are a quick, flexible, and colorful way to expand your study of Canada! Start building interest in your topic each morning with these 30 fascinating fact cards that go beyond the basics. One teacher shared: “My kids are addicted to reading these facts cards every morning. If I forget to read (Continue reading…)

FREE Fun Fact Card Pack – 20 Sample Cards for Unit Extension, Bulletin Boards, Games and Circle Time

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Fun Fact Cards are a quick, flexible, colorful and fun way to expand your unit! Start building interest in your topic each morning with these fascinating fact cards that go beyond the basics. Enjoy this FREE sampler set that features one card from each of my current 20 different Fun Fact Card sets. One teacher (Continue reading…)

Memorial Day KWL – Graphic Organizers for Patriotic Unit Study

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Explore Memorial Day with your students! Use this KWL chart to assess your students’ prior knowledge. Discover what they already know, what they are curious about, and what they need to learn. Then you will be ready to plan an effective Memorial Day lesson or unit. This file includes both vertical and horizontal versions of (Continue reading…)

America Math Pack – 6 Centers and Activities for Patriotic Holidays

America Math Pack 6 Centers and Activities for Patriotic Holidays

This math pack celebrates America with 6 centers and activities. Perfect for your students who need hands-on learning and not just another worksheet. The pack is designed primarily for first grade, but could also work in kindergarten or second grade depending on student ability. All student sheets are provided in both color and black/white. This (Continue reading…)

America Literacy Pack – 23 Centers and Activities for Patriotic Holidays

America Literacy Pack 23 Centers and Activities for Patriotic Holidays

This literacy pack celebrates America with 23 centers and activities. Perfect for your students who need hands-on learning and not just another worksheet. The pack is designed primarily for first grade, but could also work in kindergarten or second grade depending on student ability. All student sheets are provided in both color and black/white. This (Continue reading…)

Black History Month Fun Fact Cards – Unit Extension Activity, Bulletin Board, Games, Circle Time

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If you are looking for a fun and simple way to learn during Black History Month, check out my Black History Month Fact Cards. I learned so much while researching these and I know you and your children/students will enjoy them too! Black History Month Fact Cards are a quick, flexible, colorful and fun way (Continue reading…)

How I Teach History – Relaxed Homeschooling in the Early Elementary Years

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So how do I teach history? I don’t. Honestly. It’s rather ironic since my Elementary Education degree came with a Social Studies major and I love history. But so far I’ve done almost no history teaching because Caroline has been taking those classes at homeschool co-op. We’re blessed with a really good Christian co-op. Caroline (Continue reading…)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Fact Cards – Unit Extension Activity, Bulletin Boards, Games, Circle Time

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Celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. with your students! These Martin Luther King, Jr. Fact Cards are a quick, flexible, colorful and fun way to expand your unit! Start building interest in your topic each morning with these 15 fascinating fact cards that go beyond the basics. One teacher shared: “My kids are (Continue reading…)

Free Thanksgiving History Download from Michael Medved and Great Homeschool Conventions

Michael Medved has been added to all three Great Homeschool Conventions for 2014! If you are a subscriber to GHC, you can receive his popular Thanksgiving history audio for free. Just click the graphic below to claim you free copy. Also, the early bird registration discount has been extended through the end of November. So (Continue reading…)

Pilgrims, First Thanksgiving, and Thanksgiving KWL Graphic Organizers

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Here are three different Thanksgiving-themed KWL graphic organizers that will work great for your Thanksgiving study!  You can choose from Pilgrims, First Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving depending on the focus of your study unit. Each one contains two KWLs – one horizontal and one vertical. Just print and go! This is a great way to assess (Continue reading…)

FREE Pilgrims Sentence Scramble Activity – Differentiated for multiple grades

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This FREE Pilgrim Sentence Scramble activity is a fun way to reinforce sentence concepts and comprehension. There are TWO sets of cards so teachers and homeschoolers can use the set most appropriate for their students. Set one: Sentence cards have correct capitals and punctuation. Students only need to put words in order and copy onto (Continue reading…)