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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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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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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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