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Excellent Picture Books About the Holocaust
This collection of children’s picture books can help introduce children to the difficult topic of the Holocaust in a gentle way.
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”
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.
American Girl Kaya Part 2: Nimiipuu Food
Learn about the way Native Americans got their food and how they cooked. Free lesson plan full of fun hands-on activities for learning about the Nimiipuu tribe!
Learning About Colonial America with Felicity Part 4: Clothing
Some of the early colonists were puritans and were known for their plain and somber style of dress. But not where Felicity lived! In the Virginia colony, people loved fashion! They imitated the latest styles in England and they liked to wear fancy and beautiful clothing, shoes, accessories, and wigs. The wealthier colonists imported muchContinue reading “Learning About Colonial America with Felicity Part 4: Clothing”
Learning About Colonial America with Felicity Part 2: Colonial Food, Tea, and the Boston Tea Party
The colonists in Felicity’s day were proud of their hospitality. They welcomed family and friends in for tea, and strangers as well. The “middling” class and the gentry loved to throw fancy balls and galas, and they included lots of wonderful food. A festive meal would have several courses, sometimes with over 20 dishes inContinue reading “Learning About Colonial America with Felicity Part 2: Colonial Food, Tea, and the Boston Tea Party”