This collection of children’s picture books can help introduce children to the difficult topic of the Holocaust in a gentle way.
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30+ Picture Books About World War II
These picture books will help you introduce your children to World War 2 in a gentle way.
Picture Books About the Great Depression
Rudy Rides the Rails by Chris Ellison This story from the Tales of Young Americans series is about the hoboes who road the rails during the Great Depression, and it is full of information about how they traveled, ate, worked, and lived.. We especially liked learning about the signs the hoboes would use to communicateContinue reading “Picture Books About the Great Depression”
10 Terrific Picture Books for Teaching Children About World War I
These excellent books make it easy to introduce even young children to the difficult topic of World War I. I learned a lot from reading them too!
Learning History with American Girl Addy Part 2: Addy’s Food
Addy’s Food Slaves were given a weekly ration of food which typically included a few pounds of corn meal and a few pounds of fatty pork, which wasn’t much for an entire week. Slaves who worked on plantations like Addy did were almost always hungry. Some slave masters were more generous and provided some additionalContinue reading “Learning History with American Girl Addy Part 2: Addy’s Food”
Learning History with American Girl Addy Part 1: Plantation Work
Addy’s story is part of one of the saddest chapters in American history. She grew up as a slave in North Carolina before and during the Civil War. While the atrocities and hardships of slavery are unimaginable to most of us, we can get a little insight into what life was like for African AmericanContinue reading “Learning History with American Girl Addy Part 1: Plantation Work”
Children’s Picture Books About Slavery
This is a collection of excellent read-aloud stories for young and old. Most of them are true stories and give a lot of insight into the lives of enslaved people in America. Follow the Drinking Gourd by Jeanette Winter I love this story! Tells the legend of Peg Leg Joe who helped lead slaves toContinue reading “Children’s Picture Books About Slavery”
Learning About Pioneers with American Girl Kirsten, Part 4: The Dakota Native Americans
An important part of the story of the pioneers is the story of the Native Americans that lived in the land before them. In this lesson we will learn about the Dakota natives that lived in the Minnesota Territory before Kirsten and her family arrived.
Learning About the Southwest Frontier with American Girl Josefina: Part1 – The Colonization of New Mexico and Dia de Los Muertos
Josefina was a girl in the Southwest Frontier in 1824. Josefina lived in New Mexico, which was part of Mexico at that time and included modern-day New Mexico and northwest Texas.