Learning Resources for Special Days in December, 2014

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With it being already the 2nd of December, I thought I’d go ahead and post the learning resources for part of December.  I’m quite behind with getting it finished due to Thanksgiving, decorating, and designing our Christmas studies.  I’ll update as I can, but at least this gives us a start on December’s special days learning.

For the list of Special Days in December  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/11/26/special-days-in-december-2014/

Random Acts of Kindness Calendar (these suggestions won’t require much planning or cost much)  – http://www.coffeecupsandcrayons.com/random-acts-christmas-kindness-printable-advent-calendar/

December Prayer Calendar –  https://cherilynngamble.wordpress.com/2014/11/24/december-2014-prayer-calendar-for-children/

Daily Writing Prompts –  Learning Resources for December’s Special Days
https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/12/02/learning-resources-for-special-days-in-december/

Wonderful list of December resources and activity ideas  http://www.franw.com/2013/12/december-activities.html

This is my collection of Advent resources from last year.  Each one of these helped make everyday until Christmas more special  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/12/06/countdown-to-christmas/

Also this time last year we studied Christmas traditions from around the world.  It was an awesome study.  We used these resources  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/?s=melting+pot

President’s with birthdays in December

  • Dec. 5 – Martin Van Buren born 1782
  • Dec. 28 – Woodrow Wilson born 1856
  • Dec. 29 – Andrew Johnson born 1808

December has several important historic events –

  • Slavery and Abolition (Dec. 2)
  • California Gold Rush (Gold discovered at Sutter’s Mill Dec. 5 1848)
  • Bill of Rights (Dec. 15)
  • Boston Tea Party (Dec. 16)
  •  Battle of Wounded Knee (Dec. 29)

These are topics for educational films found here  http://www.havefunwithhistory.com/HistorySubjects/index.html

December’s Daily Specials

Dec. 2 – Missionary Mary Slessor born 1848 – Find a biography suitable for most any reading level  http://www.wholesomewords.org/biography/biorpslessor.html

Dec. 2 – CT Studd born 1860  Pick one of these biographies to read  http://www.wholesomewords.org/biography/biorpstudd.html

Dec. 6 – Mitten Tree Day – Read the delightful story here  http://www.wegivebooks.org/books/the-mitten   Then donate a pair of gently used or new mittens to a clothing charity.  Also, if you have any mixed matched mittens (I know we do)  don’t toss them, use them for these cute mitten puppets  http://craftsbyamanda.com/2014/03/easy-mitten-puppets.html

Dec. 6 – St. Nicholas Day  –  Biography, Traditions, Games, and Stories  http://www.stnicholascenter.org/pages/home/

Dec. 7 – Letter Writing Day – How to Write Christmas Letters and Printables  http://www.blessedbeyondadoubt.com/write-christmas-letters-free-templates/

Dec. 7 – Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 1941 —  Interactive timeline and map  http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/multimedia/interactive/pearl-harbor/?ar_a=1

Dec. 9 – Petrified Forest National Park established 1962 –  http://www.nps.gov/pefo/index.htm

Dec. 11 – Northern Lights Recorded for First Time 1719 –  http://www.kidsastronomy.com/Aurora_article.php

Dec. 12 – Poinsettia Day – Make some out of paper tubes, paint, glue, and glitter  http://craftklatchwithmona.blogspot.com/2012/11/christmas-flower-ornament-recycling.html

Dec. 16 – Missionary Amy Carmichael born 1867  Read her biography  http://www.faith2share.net/Mission/Missionaries/AmyCarmichael/tabid/275/language/en-GB/Default.aspx

Dec. 17 – Missionary Isobel Kuhn   Read a short biography about her http://www.christianity.com/church/church-history/timeline/1901-2000/the-kuhns-rainy-season-bible-school-11630767.html

So that’s it for today, but check back later in the month for the rest.  Enjoy your December learning and remember to make every day special!

betty jo

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