Category Archives: History and Geography

Celebrate Winston Churchill Day with Free Kindle Ebooks

Celebrate Winston Churchill Day

April 9 is Winston Churchill Day and Hillsdale College is celebrating by offering the entire 8 volume official biography of Winston Churchill for FREE for three days! Simply follow the links below to download your free copies! Winston S. Churchill: Youth, 1874-1900 (Volume I) Winston S. Churchill: Young Statesman, 1901-1914 (Volume II) (Churchill Biography Book (continue reading…)

American History Picture Books – Bright Ideas Press

4 Don't Miss History Books

Are you looking for some quality picture books to add to your American History studies? I shared four of my favorites over on the Bright Ideas Press blog. 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 (continue reading…)

Presidents’ Day Lapbook, Activities and Resources

Presidents’ Day Lapbook, Activities and Resources

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 (continue reading…)

Sallie’s Stack – 11.22.14

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Food For Thought The Myth of the Reluctant Learner Homework: An unnecessary evil? … Surprising findings from new research Isle of Sark: Europe’s Last Feudal State Books to Read – Kindle ebooks for 99 cents! The Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving Blessings Children’s Book: Being Thankful!: Thanksgiving Stories for Children & Thanksgiving Jokes for Kids Thanksgiving Stories (continue reading…)

Sallie’s Stack – 11.13.14

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  Food For Thought Children of Civil War Veterans Still Walk Among Us, 150 Years After the War from National Geographic Typewriters are back, and we have Edward Snowden to thank from The Washington Post Live Like Mr. Darcy In The Massive Estate That Inspired Jane Austen’s “Pride And Prejudice” and Fiona Bruce’s Britain: Wentworth (continue reading…)

Veterans Day KWL for November or Patriotic Unit Study


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


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


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…)