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Fun Facts About Washington, D.C.

Curious about our nation’s capital? Check out these fun facts about Washington DC! All About Washington, D.C. Washington DC is the capital of the United States.  Located on the Potomac River, it borders the states of Maryland and Virginia.  Washington DC is the home of the White House and many other important buildings, monuments and …

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Fun Facts About Thanksgiving

Sometimes what we think we know and what actually happened are two different things. Check out these Thanksgiving Facts to see if you get them right! Thanksgiving Facts We celebrate Thanksgiving every year on the fourth Thursday of November to give thanks and gratitude.  What else do we know about this holiday of gratefulness?  Check …

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What are Boom Cards?

Whether you’re teaching virtually, in class, or homeschooling, you’re going to want to learn more about Boom Cards! There are so many reasons that kids, teachers, and parents love these digital wonders. This post contains affiliate links. What are Boom Cards? So what are Boom Cards, anyway? In a nutshell, they’re interactive, digital, self-grading task …

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Homeschool Government Course

Searching for a unique self-paced homeschool government course that will keep your child engaged while teaching and encouraging them to think? This one may be the answer to your quest! Homeschool Government Curriculum With my almost 17-year-old entering his junior year of high school, we have been searching for a self-paced homeschool government course that …

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5 Thanksgiving STEM Experiments for Kids

It is almost time to baste our turkeys and dig into some serious pumpkin pie. I am like a kid in the candy store on Thanksgiving, because it is the one holiday that hasn’t been hijacked. Halloween is all about the candy, and Christmas is all about the presents, but Thanksgiving? Thanksgiving is all about the food …

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Using Multi-Cultural Books to Teach History and Social Studies

I love finding new children’s books and being introduced to amazing authors who are working hard to change the way children perceive the world. So, when I was given the opportunity to review some books for Multicultural Children’s Book Day (January 27th, 2018), I jumped at the chance. I’m so glad I did, because I was paired …

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100 Minecraft Activities and Resources for Kids

Keeping them engaged when they’re not in game is simple – when you have Minecraft related activities! Here are 100 Minecraft activities and resources that are perfect for your block builder! Minecraft Activities and Resources 1. Minecraft Party Printables Decorating your child’s Minecraft-themed party has never been easier or looked so cute! All thanks to …

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Time Capsule: Medieval England Unit Study Review

Do your kids love history? This Time Capsule: Medieval England Unit Study might be the perfect homeschool curriculum for them! My children have always loved knights and anything Medieval England related. They’ve played with swords and shields (plastic and cardboard, of course), since the time they could hold them. So, when Michelle, the creator of …

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5 Facts about the 4th: What Every Child Should Know about Independence Day

The 4th of July is a day filled with food, fun, and flags, but what do your children know about why we celebrate on that day? The history of American independence forms the basis for many more lessons in history and civics. In fact, it’s one of our favorite holidays and the kids look forward …

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5 Books About Eleanor Roosevelt for Kids

We’ve talked about Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Rosa Parks, and Eleanor Roosevelt. It’s been a fascinating look at some of our countries figures and how they all have one special thing in common. They have all stood up for what they believed in despite adversity and the naysayers. They decided not to be …

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How to Make History More Exciting for Kids

It is true what they say, by not learning from history we are doomed to repeat it, so it is a good idea that we make history interesting for our little people so they can learn from the past. For kids especially, history doesn’t have to be about reading boring textbooks or memorizing rote facts, …

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5 Groundhog Day Lessons for Preschool

Groundhog Day is an annual event where the famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil (a fellow Pennsylvanian!) emerges from his burrow on February 2 and predicts the coming weather using only his shadow. If the groundhog sees his shadow, there will be another 6 weeks of cold winter. However, if there is no shadow to be seen, …

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September 17th is Constitution Day

September 17th marks the anniversary of the day when the delegates of the Constitutional Convention met to sign the Constitution of the United States. There were 39 members who signed the document that would change the country on that almost-fall day in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They came from near and far to make their mark on …

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