History is one of my favorite subjects, but I never had the opportunity to listen to high quality audio dramas when I was younger. At least not the kind that Heirloom Audio has created. I was excited to receive copies of four of their audio dramas to listen to. Now I am excited to share with you my thoughts about how I would suggest using these dramas with your own family (as well as a great offer at the end!). This post is sponsored by Heirloom Audio. All content and photos are my own.
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Two of my favorite topics to study are history and religion. So when I was presented with the opportunity to review the Association of Religion Data Archives (ADRA) website, I said, “Yes, please!” As always when I do reviews, I was compensated for my time, but all opinions are my own and I was not required to post a positive perspective.
Okay, I am going to say right up front I am going to gush a tiny bit about this website. It’s SO COOL. This is like the promised land for … Read more »
Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder is about her husband’s childhood in update New York. Of all the Little House books, it is the coziest as it shares so much about family life, holidays and seasons.
Almanzo is the youngest of four children. With an older brother and two older sisters, he often finds himself being bossed around. Throughout the book Almanzo is slowly growing up, learning about real life, and learning important life lessons. The book is a great look at family life, farming during that time period, and about making wise choices.
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Are you looking for some quality picture books to add to your American History studies? Children of all ages can benefit from quality picture books that bring to life the stories of history. Oftentimes these stories will stay with them for life! I shared four of my favorites over on the Bright Ideas Press blog:
Potato: A Tale from the Great Depression
Amber on the Mountain
When Jessie Came Across the Sea
Stop by to see which American History picture books will be a great part of your study of the Great Depression, immigration and more!
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Presidents’ Day is coming up and I wanted to help you get a jump on your planning! I’ve gathered up some great activities and resources that focus on the two American presidents we’re celebrating – George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. In fact, the combination of materials in this post is enough to put together a comprehensive Presidents’ Day unit. Enjoy!
First up is my Presidents’ Day Lapbook (or Interactive Notebook).
This is an easy to assemble lapbook and it looks great when it is done.
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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 interests (books and off-the-wall humor, respectively).
I’ve had the products from Bright Ideas Press on my radar for a number of years, but Caroline wasn’t old enough to use them. This year we are starting with The Mystery of History Volume … Read more »