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Independence Day Activities for Homeschoolers

“Independence Day” or “July 4th” — two names for the patriotic holiday set aside for the commemoration of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. On that day, the Continental Congress put the original 13 colonies in motion toward the creation of a new nation — the United States of America. That’s certainly […]

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Unit Study Supplement: Arkansas Facts, U.S. 25th State

Ever since Arkansas’ humble beginnings, it has been known for its nature.  After all, the first settlement was created to sell furs because of the large wildlife population. Now, Arkansas is known as the Natural State, and rightly so: over half of the state is covered in forests! Even the name of the state comes […]

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Flag Day Activities for Homeschoolers

June 14 is Flag Day in the United States. It is a day set aside to celebrate the adoption of our country’s most recognizable symbol. Many nations have a dedicated day to honor their flag, and in the U.S. we chose this date because our flag was first adopted on June 14, 1777. Students are […]

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Unit Study Supplement: Kentucky Facts, U.S. 15th State

In 1808, two very famous leaders were born just miles away from each other in the state of Kentucky: Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis, the two leaders of the Civil War. While Kentucky was the 15th state to be established, it still had a large role in the development of the United States. Why not […]

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Unit Study Supplement: South Carolina State Facts

As one of the original 13 colonies, South Carolina is a state rich with history.  For example, did you know that the first battle of the Civil War took place in this state?  Or that Charleston is the oldest city, founded in 1670? As part of Time4Learning’s full series of United States unit study supplements, […]

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Memorial Day Activities for Homeschoolers

Every year, the last Monday of May is Memorial Day in the United States. It is a time when our nation collectively pauses to remember the service and sacrifice of all those in the armed services who have died. Most local towns or communities will schedule specific services, parades, or ceremonies for the service members. […]

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Unit Study Supplement: Louisiana State Facts, U.S. 18th State

Louisiana is definitely a melting pot of multiple cultures. It has a deep history blended with French, African, American, and French-Canadian influences. Because of this, there are two words that are distinct to Louisiana: Cajun (French-Canadian influenced) and Creole (native-born Louisiana residents). Those are just a couple of the fun facts about Louisiana that you’ll […]

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Celebrating Great Women in History in March

In the United States, Canada, the U.K., and Australia, the month of March is dedicated to remembering the contributions of women throughout history. For children, this is an ideal time to put a purposeful focus on the study of all the ways women have intertwined with the happenings in our world — both big and […]

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Integrating Black History Month Lesson Plans into Our Homeschool

Why do we celebrate black history month in our homeschool? It all started with a momentous trip to New York City that we took when my boys were both in the middle school grades of our homeschool journey. Since we live somewhat rurally, the whole of the trip was an eye-opener, but our walking tour […]

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Unit Study Supplement: Michigan State Facts, U.S. 26th State

Did you know that the state of Michigan has over 64,000 inland lakes and ponds? Or did you know that the first European settlement in what is now Michigan was formed to create a base for Catholic mission work? In this state unit study, you’ll learn many interesting facts about Michigan’s history and geography, and […]

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Unit Study Supplement: Martin Luther King, Jr. Facts

Learning about important people in history helps students learn about the past and how things used to be, as well as discover how so many brave individuals helped improve and bring about positive change in the world we live in. This week, we celebrate the birthday of one such person. Martin Luther King Jr. became […]

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This Day in History – January 4

What’s so special about today, January 4th? If you’re scratching your head in wonder, follow along below to learn why this day stands out in history. Fun Facts About January 4th 2010 – The Dubai Tower was inaugurated as the world’s largest tower 1966 – Ronald Reagan runs for Governor of California 1954 – Rock […]

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Veterans Day Activities for Children

The Importance of Teaching About Veterans Day in Your Homeschool Each year, on November 11, a Veterans Day National Ceremony is held at Arlington National Cemetery. At 11 a.m., a color guard made up of members from each of the branches of military service, honors the war dead at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. […]

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