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Flag Day

Flag Day resource list has been edited and updated for 2017 Summer Learning!

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flag“This flag, which we honor and under which we serve, is the emblem of our unity, our power, our thought and purpose as a nation. It has no other character than that which we give it from generation to generation. The choices are ours. It floats in majestic silence above the hosts that execute those choices, whether in peace or in war. And yet, though silent, it speaks to us — speaks to us of the past, or the men and women who went before us, and of the records they wrote upon it.”  (President Woodrow Wilson)

Americans have been celebrating Flag Day since before President Woodrow Wilson declared June 14 to be a national commemoration in 1916.  We will have a flag and pledge study day as part of our summer calendar studies and a jump start on our upcoming American History unit studies.

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Daniel Boone

June 7 is Daniel Boone Day! I’ve updated the resource list from a few years ago. I’m excited to this study with the boys!

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boone1According to the special days calendar, June 7 is “Daniel Boone Day”, though October 22 is his birthday (1734).  This American pioneer/frontiersman/explorer, is an interesting guy to study any day.  Below are some links for free Daniel Boone teaching resources.

Biography, word games, quiz, and printables  http://gardenofpraise.com/ibdboone.htm

Daniel Boone Quotes   http://www.rugusavay.com/daniel-boone-quotes/

Daniel Boone Coloring Page Printable    http://www.patrioticcoloringpages.com/american-history/027-daniel-boone.html

Wilderness Trail Interactive Map     http://www.patrioticcoloringpages.com/american-history/027-daniel-boone.html

Information and photos from Cumberland Gap National Historical Park  https://www.nps.gov/cuga/index.htm

Animated Biography     http://www.watchknowlearn.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=8624&CategoryID=1710

Maps and Audio tours of The First Frontier    https://www.firstfrontier.org/tour.html#maps

Pioneer games and activities for outdoors    http://pioneerexperience.com/fun-games/pioneer-activities-outdoor-games

Wilderness Survival Skills List for Kids    http://thesurvivalmom.com/wilderness-survival-skills-kids/

Unit Study with Printables  for Lapbooking or Notebooking  http://www.tinasdynamichomeschoolplus.com/exploring-to-revolution/div-daniel-boone-north-american-explorer-div/

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Learning Resources for St. Patrick’s Day

Our St. Patrick’s Day Learning Resource and Activity List has been updated for 2017!

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For the past few years, we have spent a couple of weeks every March studying all things Irish and St. Patrick. Here are the wonderful links we have learned from.

Ireland and Irish Poetry with Notebooking, Copywork, and Activity Resources  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/03/14/absolutely-no-pinching/

More St. Patrick’s Day Resources and Activities with Music and Language  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/03/15/irish-prayers-and-irish-jigs/

St. Patrick, History, and Celebration Articles http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/subjects/stpatricksday.htm

This year we’re taking a different approach for St. Patrick’s Day learning.  Below are the links that I’ve found for us.

Science and nutrition resources for learning about cabbage from my friend Fran  http://www.franw.com/2012/03/cabbage.html

2 St. Patrick’s Day Math Lessons  –                                                 https://www.yummymath.com/2017/saint-patricks-day-march-17th/

Rainbow experiments                                        …

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Galileo

According to our “Special Days in February” list, February 15 is Galileo’s birthday (1564). I’ve checked and updated our resource list from our study 4 years ago. I’m excited to do another study on this incredible scientist with the boys today!

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                                                   GALILEO GALILEI

                                              Astronomer, Physicist

                                                                 1564 – 1642

As we continue our homeschooling Middle Ages/Renaissance unit studies, we will be adding Galileo to our lessons. Not only will we be focusing on his inventions and discoveries, but also his character.   He showed great respect for those he disagreed with.  His willingness to speak out for his beliefs when such beliefs were considered heresy, is inspiring.  It’s going to be an interesting study.   I found fantastic links and want to share them with you.

Short Biography, quiz, and printables (for younger students) –   http://www.gardenofpraise.com/ibdgalil.htm

Galileo Biography, Discoveries, and Inventions (for older students)  [Parental Warning!  There was an inappropriate ad in the middle of the biography!  I was able to close it.  It may…

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