Taking field trips is a great way to bring history to life for homeschooling families. In addition to thousands of places around the United States where you can learn about U.S. history, you can also visit hundreds of sites in this country where you can learn about world history. Since the founding of the United States, Americans have taken an interest in the history and culture of other people and places.
President’s Day is one of my 10 year old history buff’s favorite days. His love of all things American Presidents started at preschool age and continues today. Fortunately, as homeschoolers, we have the option to conduct school on President’s Day (unlike public and private schools around us). We take advantage of this opportunity to enrich our history studies with learning fun.
Visit Jenn at Mama Jenn to learn more about inventor and engineer Elijah McKoy. Mr. McKoy was born May 2, 1844. Visit Erica at Homeschooler Confessions to learn more about the famous composer Johannes Brahms, who was born May 7, 1833. Visit Tricia at Hodge Podge to...
With the arrival of February, it’s time to brush up on everything you know about President’s Day! Or is it George Washington’s birthday? Perhaps it’s Washington’s and Lincoln’s birthdays combined? My Google Calendar calls it Presidents’ Day, but the national archives record it as George Washington’s Birthday only. What exactly are we celebrating here?