Wednesday, April 18, 2018

John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy
Sometimes simply called "JFK," John Fitzgerald Kennedy became the youngest president ever elected at age 43.  He was also one of the most popular presidents.  Under his leadership, he guided this nation through the early 1960s, handling conflicts with other nations and working to improve the lives of all Americans.

Click the link below to read more about JFK:

Watch this video on Kennedy's life:

1) Draw or color a picture of JFK
2) Research the JFK Library and write about some exhibits you may see there.
3) Create a timeline of events of JFK's life

Notebooking page:

Sunday, March 25, 2018

The Cold War/Martin Luther King/Segregation

The Cold War/Martin Luther King, Jr./Segregation

The Cold War began not too long after World War II ended in 1945. The Cold War was a long period of tension between the democracies of the Western World and the communist countries of Eastern Europe. The west was led by the United States and Eastern Europe was led by the Soviet Union. 

Click on the link below to learn more about The Cold War

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement.  Dr. King fought for rights for African Americans.  This was his dream.  Dr. King used peaceful ways to fight for his dream.

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Rosa Parks

A Video on Martin Luther King:

The link below is about Surviving segregation.
Martin Luther King, Jr. mini bio.

1) Draw or color a picture of Martin Luther King.
2) Create a lapbook on The Cold War or Martin Luther King/Segregation
3)  Write about a dream you have.

Notebooking Page:

Sunday, March 11, 2018

World War II/Anne Frank

WWII/Anne Frank

This traumatic period of history followed The Great Depression in the U.S.  Many people all over the world were suffering in difficult times.  Sadly, several evil leaders rose up to power and WWII began.

Here is a video about War War II created for kids:

Click on the following links to read more about WWII:

Anne Frank was one of many young Jewish girls at that time.  Her life was normal until the war began.  Watch the video below to learn more about this courageous girl.


(**Parent Note:  Please excuse the few typos in the video.  Also, the video mentions that Anne's family was betrayed by a family friend Victor Kugler.  That cannot be verified.  It still remains a mystery as to who actually betrayed them.  This was the best video that was found which contained the information on her life but did not contain graphic/disturbing images of war.)

1) Color or draw a picture pertaining to WWII or Anne Frank
2) Create a timeline of events of WWII
3) Bring in an artifact from WWII or share a story of someone that was living during WWII.


Thursday, February 22, 2018

The Great Depression/The Dust Bowl

Poverty and despair marked the first years of the Great Depression. The slump that started in 1929 was the worst in the nation's history.

Click on the links below to learn more about the
dust and drought that affected farmers in the Midwest and the effects The Great Depression had on Americans.

Below is a look at what caused the Dust Bowl.

Read more about the Dust Bowl:

The link below shows us the harsh times Americans endured during The Great Depression:

More information on the Great Depression:

1) Write and tell about a family member's story that went through the Great Depression.
2) Draw, color, or build a creation related to the Dust Bowl or Great Depression.
3) Research and write some interesting facts about either famous poetry, music such as Bing Crosby, or Fireside Chats with Franklin Roosevelt during the 1930's. 


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The Roaring 20's



Click on this link to read the "top 10 list" of the Roaring Twenties. 

Watch this video to learn about the King of Jazz

Click on this video about Charles Lindberg

Who was Henry Ford?
 Click on the link below.

1) Dress or bring in an item of clothing that may of been worn in the 1920's
2) Draw or create a Ford Model T Car.
3) Create a lapbook of the Roaring 20's.
4) Write about 3-4 well-known individuals during the time period (Babe Ruth, Louis Armstrong, etc.)

Notebooking page:

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

World War 1


Jul 28, 1914 – Nov 11, 1918

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World War 1, also known as: The Great War or War to End All Wars lasted 4 years.  Many countries were involved in the war, and many lives were lost. 

WW1 Facts/Extra Credit Worksheets

Click on the links below to learn about the Central Powers vs. the Allied Forces. The Allies ended up winning the war.  

Allied Powers

Central Powers 

Click on this link to learn about a new method of warfare used in WWI, as well as aircraft strategies.  

1) Color or draw a picture of a soldier.
2) Bring in an artifact that you may have and tell about it.
3) Create a WW1 Lapbook or complete a worksheet from the WW1 Facts link above.
4) Create a map an label some of the Allied Powers and some Central Powers.

Click the link above for the notebooking page!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

The Panama Canal

At the turn of the century, America welcomed a new leader after the tragic assassination of President McKinley.  Known as a war hero, outdoorsman, and adventurer, Theodore Roosevelt would step into his new role as president of the U.S. in 1901.  Read the following articles to learn more about this dynamic president.

Watch this video to find out more about Roosevelt as president.

Here is a video about the history of the "teddy bear."

                                              THE PANAMA CANAL

In the early 1900s the only way to travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean by boat was to go all the way around South America, a long and dangerous trip.  The United States became very interested in finding a shortcut route so ships could complete the journey in less time.  The Panama Canal became the solution to this problem.

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Read the following article to learn some more information:

Click here to do online puzzles of canal equipment:

Extra Credit:
1) Color, draw a picture, or create a Lego creation of Teddy Roosevelt or Panama Canal
2) Draw a map of the Panama Canal
3) Create a Lapbook