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Colonial American – Maps

August 4, 2011
Colonial American – Maps

  Colonial American Region Maps While studying Colonial America I introduced my students to the 13 colonies and where they are located on the map of the United States.  To make it easier to understand the regions, I made 3 maps:  the New England colonies, Middle colonies and Southern colonies. It was a...
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Jay Leno Quizzing People on American History

August 1, 2011

Quizzing Adults on American History How important is history?  To many, understanding how unique and incredible our constitution is and how are nation came to be gives them deep sense of pride. Watching this YouTube video of Jay Leno’s Jaywalk and he is quizzing people on the street with history questions. The people he...
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Women’s Suffrage – We’ve Come Along Way Baby!

July 22, 2011
Women’s Suffrage – We’ve Come Along Way Baby!

Women’s Suffrage I just listen to a book on tape called “The Lake of Dreams” by Kim Edwards and was delighted with the story and the fictionalized telling of the early women’s suffrage movement.  The story unfolds with finding some long hidden letters and an old woven blanket and stained glass windows.  I was...
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Sharing Their Studies with a Parade of States

June 24, 2011
Sharing Their Studies with a Parade of States

Learning About the United States We found a fun way to share all of the research the students had  done learning about the United States.  Instead of doing reports or a worksheet on each state, each student researched two states and then placed all of their information on a poster board they painted to...
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Have Suitcase, Will Travel

June 23, 2011
Have Suitcase, Will Travel

Travel Around the Country If you want your students or your child to become excited about learning, put a twist on it.  Learning about the history of individual states can be a bit dry but putting all their research in a suitcase was simple yet they had fun with it! Making them was easy,...
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Study of the United States

June 21, 2011
Study of the United States

Studying the United States of America To end the year we decided to “travel” around the country.  My students each selected 2 states to research by drawing the name of the state out of a hat.  We have found randomly drawing the names from the magic Popsicle sticks heads off lots of complaints. We...
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