American Minute – American History – and the World — Is Fascinating & Entertaining

www.americanminute.com/ Free e-mail subscription Review by Michael Leppert Our beautiful country is often referred to as “The Great Experiment” and its short history is packed with interesting facts and amazing anecdotes. . . much of it trivia, but still interesting and memorable. A grasp of this history is essential to all Americans’ maintaining their freedom and rights, as well as a source of constant pride and reassurance of what...

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National Park Service Offers Free Teacher Resources

https://www.nps.gov/archeology/public/teach.htm Archeology as a teaching modality might seem a bit off the path, but the National Park Service offers two resources for aiding teachers in using archeology to teach mathematics, geography, cultural studies, and citizenship. They are Archeology for Interpreters: A Guide to the Resource and Interpretation for Archeologists: A Guide to Increasing Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. Both have...

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Beaver Cleaver & the Battle of Hastings

. . . If you use crummy words, people will think you’re a creep! www.homeschoolmagazine.com By Jerry Bailey About a year ago I was in Florida for my son’s wedding and had the TV on while getting dressed. I happened upon one of my all time favorite shows, “Leave it to Beaver.” In this episode, Wally was helping Beaver with his English homework, and Beaver was really struggling. Finally, in exasperation Beaver whined “English is really...

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Mayan Unit Study – Imaginative Study of a Unique People

By Kathryn Stout, B.S. Ed., M. Ed. 19 pages, downloadable e-book – $7.00 Copyright 1994, 1999, 2012 All Rights Reserved. Printed in the U.S.A. ISBN 1-891975-06-4 www.designastudy.com E-mail: kathryn@designastudy.com Phone/Fax: (302) 998-3889 or 1-800-965-2719 or write to the address below. Published by Design-A-Study, 408 Victoria Ave., Wilmington, DE 19804-2124 __________________________________ By Michael Leppert The Mayans...

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Our Land Publications – History Lessons for Upper Elementary and Middle School

www.ourlandpublications.com Ph: (800) 777-5292   Assessed by Ellen Meade One of the major problems with history textbooks is the presentation. Most books cover identical content by having students memorize important dates and key figures, with an occasional glimpse of primary sources. The result is an often bland recitation of history that ignores the most vital parts of what these events can teach us – bravery, heroism,...

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History Unboxed – Brings History to Life

http://historyunboxed.com/ by Michael Leppert For ages 5-9 or 10-15 Anglo-Saxon England, MesoAmerica, China, Athens, Egypt, India What child would not want to “visit” these exotic and significant locations and be steeped in their past? History Unboxed makes it possible, all from the comfort of your classroom. Each box contains materials to create arts & crafts, illustrated texts, projects to do – all centered on a specific place...

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