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For the Birds! Ornithology Resource List

Our family’s favorite February theme has been “Birds” for several years. We have already started our bird labs and have begun attracting several species to our yard. Here’s the link to our resource list to help you with your bird studies and to be ready for the Great Backyard Birdcount (Feb. 12-15)

https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2020/02/09/for-the-birds-ornithology-resource-list/

Thanksgiving – Been There, Done That

Not the typical Pilgrim and Indian Thanksgiving study! Learn about Thanksgiving during WWI, the Great Depression, and WWII with this free resource and activity list!

Still Learning Something New

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As we move along on our “special days” studies through November, I see Thanksgiving looming coming up in the not so distant future.  I thought seriously about not teaching Thanksgiving lessons this year.   How could I not want to teach Thanksgiving?  We’ve always had wonderful Thanksgiving lessons in November.  Yes, that’s it.  For 17 years – 17 Novembers, I’ve been teaching a week or two or three of Thanksgiving.  The who, what, when, why, and how of those Mayflower pilgrims and the natives that they encountered, Lincoln’s proclamation to make a Thanksgiving holiday,  Bible studies that focus on giving thanks and gratitude, nutritional studies of squash, pumpkins, turkeys, sweet potatoes, and corn, Thanksgiving celebrations around the world, tons of cooking projects, and craft activities to go along with it all – we’ve been there and done that over and over again.

In addition to my grumpy mood about Thanksgiving…

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