Posts Tagged ‘presidents’

American History and Animaniacs


06 Aug

If you were a kid during the 80’s or 90’s there are probably a number of cartoons that you remember fondly. Personally, I feel that cartoons of those two decades were of much better quality than those available to our kids today, and often they taught different things, often just basic moral values and safety tips, and weren’t just mind-numbing entertainment.

One of the more witty cartoons of the 90’s though was the show, The Animaniacs. The different season DVD collections are available, and various clips are available for free viewing on YouTube.

Remembering various segments of this show I saw how I could utilize this in our unit on US Capitols and the US Presidents.  (more…)

Social Studies


04 May

So yeah, I’m going to post more details about my curriculum for the upcoming year, subject by subject. This may be of interest to some, especially homeschooling newbies, so thought I’d put it out there.

I’ve decided that Social Studies is going to be broken into four main topics this year, one for each grading quarter. I haven’t fully decided on the order yet, but have decided for sure what each topic will be. We will be doing:

1) US Presidents
2) US Government
3) Abeka’s “Our American Heritage” Grade 3 Reader
4) State and Local History – This may include some basics on Native American history, especially local tribes.

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