Presidents Day 2021 ~ Free Unit Resources

Presidents Day, February 15, 2021 We have updated our Presidents Day Holiday Helps page where we have pulled together everything you need to create a Presidents Day unit or just celebrate the holiday. Resources include: Our own lessons and units on George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Coloring pages, copywork suggestions, and printables for a PresidentsContinue reading “Presidents Day 2021 ~ Free Unit Resources”

State History Research Project ~ Free

Most states require a student to study state history. If you are looking for an easy do-it-yourself way to meet this requirement, you might appreciate this free state history research project from Accelerated Christian Education Ministries. This 9-page download provides an independent study guide to help a student research his state, culminating in a notebookContinue reading “State History Research Project ~ Free”

4th of July 2020 {Free Unit Study}

4th of July, 2020 We have updated our 4th of July Holiday Helps page. Our unit includes an explosive soda fireworks display, a freedom kite craft, and a Disney printable. You’ll also find our regular lineup of background information, primary source documents, quizzes, crafts, recipes, activities, book recommendations, units, lesson plans, and great downloads toContinue reading “4th of July 2020 {Free Unit Study}”

Flag Day 2020 ~ Activities & Lessons

Flag Day, June 14, 2020 We have updated our Flag Day Unit Study. Links are updated. We have added a couple of activities that will work in the classroom or home setting. You will find activities and lessons to help you celebrate the day: 9 learning suggestions. 2 videos. Timeline. 5 book suggestions. 11 units/lessonContinue reading “Flag Day 2020 ~ Activities & Lessons”

Presidents Day 2020 {Free Unit & Lessons}

Presidents Day, February 17, 2020 We have updated our Presidents Day Holiday Helps page, a free unit study. We’ve added a few finds and pulled together everything you need to create a Presidents Day unit. Resources include: Our own lessons and units on George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Coloring pages, copywork suggestions, and printables forContinue reading “Presidents Day 2020 {Free Unit & Lessons}”

Mount Rushmore National Memorial {Free eBook}

Mount Rushmore National Memorial: A Monument Commemorating the Conception, Preservation, and Growth of the Great American Republic was published by the Mount Rushmore National Memorial Society of Black Hills in 1946. Civilization, even its fine arts, is, most of it, quantity-produced stuff; education, law, government, wealth—each is enduring only as the day. Too little ofContinue reading “Mount Rushmore National Memorial {Free eBook}”

Our American Holidays: Flag Day {Free eBook}

Just in time for Flag Day, here is another free eBook in the Our American Holidays series. Flag Day edited by Robert Haven Schauffler includes poetry and stories that will complement our Flag Day unit. The subtitle gives you an idea of what you will find in the book: Its History, Origin, and Celebration asContinue reading “Our American Holidays: Flag Day {Free eBook}”

Free Civics Studies Lesson 16: America’s Marvels

Read the current chapter online: “America’s Marvels and America’s Station” Suggestions Learn more about the Statue of Liberty. Copy “The New Colossus,” the poem written by Emma Lazarus that adorns the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. View New York Harbor. Sing the patriotic songs mentioned: “Star-Spangled Banner“ “Yankee Doodle“ “Battle Hymn of the Republic“Continue reading “Free Civics Studies Lesson 16: America’s Marvels”

Free Civics Studies Lesson 15: The National Capital

Read the current chapter online: “The National Capital” Suggestions Learn more about the history of the Smithsonian and its benefactor, James Smithson. Learn more about the Marine band. If you are keeping a Latin notebook, you can add caput and the definition. Graph the ten largest cities in the United States by population. Learn moreContinue reading “Free Civics Studies Lesson 15: The National Capital”

Free Civic Studies Lesson 14: The Citizen

Read the current chapter online: “The Citizen” Suggestions Narration: Explain the meaning of “the well-balanced law-maker becomes so only through experience and growth.” At the time the book was written, women did not have the right to vote. This was changed with the passing of the 19th amendment to the Constitution. View a timeline ofContinue reading “Free Civic Studies Lesson 14: The Citizen”

Free Civic Studies Lesson 13: The State, the City, and the Town

Read the current chapter online: “The State, the City, and the Town” Suggestions Learn more about the Washington Monument. Take in the view from one of those “slits” in the Washington Monument. Learn more about the Eiffel Tower. When it was completed, the Washington Monument was the tallest building in the world. Of course, thatContinue reading “Free Civic Studies Lesson 13: The State, the City, and the Town”

Free Civic Studies Lesson 12: The Flag

Read the current chapter online: “The Flag of the Union” Suggestions Learn more about the flag flying over the Capitol Building. Make a flip book explaining the four things the author says the flag means: possession, protection, pride, and patriotism. Use alliteration to create a one-stanza poem about the flag similar to the one onContinue reading “Free Civic Studies Lesson 12: The Flag”

Free Civic Studies Lesson 11: The Office-Holder

Read the current chapter online: “The Office-Holder” Suggestions Compare the number of government workers mentioned in the book with the number in recent years. Calculate the percent increase in the number of government workers since 1900. What percent increase is that on average per year? Make a list of the number of employees per departmentContinue reading “Free Civic Studies Lesson 11: The Office-Holder”

Free Civics Studies Lesson 10: The Departments of Justice, Interior, & Agriculture

Read the current chapter online: “The Departments of Justice, Interior, & Agriculture” Suggestions Rock Creek Park was the third park established by the government and was authorized in 1890. View the final outcome. View a photo of the Department of Justice Building. Compare and contrast the roles and duties of the Supreme Court with thoseContinue reading “Free Civics Studies Lesson 10: The Departments of Justice, Interior, & Agriculture”

Free Civics Studies Lesson 9: The Treasury & The Post Office

Read the current chapter online: “The Treasury and the Post-Office” Suggestions Learn more about “The Soldiers Home.” View the Winfield Scott statue mentioned in the book. Learn more about “the hero of Lundy’s Lane.” View “The Old Soldiers’ Home.” Compare and contrast the Hôtel des Invalides with the Old Soldiers’ Home. View a photo ofContinue reading “Free Civics Studies Lesson 9: The Treasury & The Post Office”

Free Civics Studies Lesson 8: The State & Defense Departments

Read the current chapter online: “The State, War, and Navy Departments” Suggestions Mark the following on a map of Maryland (see resources below): Mount Vernon. The Potomac. The Chesapeake. View a photo of The Old Tomb where Washington was first laid to rest. Also view a photo of The New Tomb built in 1831. DoesContinue reading “Free Civics Studies Lesson 8: The State & Defense Departments”

Free Civics Studies Lesson 7: The Supreme Court

Read the current chapter online: “The Supreme Court” Suggestions View the different Smithsonian museums, galleries, and zoo. Learn more about the “crypt.” “Just like the deepest dungeon ‘neath the castle moat in Scott’s novels.” Who do you think Scott is? You can see first-hand how the “whispering gallery” at the Capitol works in the videoContinue reading “Free Civics Studies Lesson 7: The Supreme Court”