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.
If you’ve never read … Read more »
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!
4 Don’t Miss Picture Books for … Read more »
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.
It is especially designed to work well with reluctant writers or children … Read more »