Here’s a timeline that gives the overview of the major events in World War II (text modified from ducksters.com). This is a great review activity for upper grades learning world or American history. It’s got 9 comprehension questions at the end.
This is a craft that I did in first or second grade for President’s Day. It’s pretty easy and it turns out really adorable! A few simple cuts and you’ve got a silhouette of President Abraham Lincoln! I’ve put together a printable tutorial page (with words and pictures) to help you out. I’m so grateful for America’s Founding Fathers who stood for righteous principles and laid a foundation for our great country! Enjoy!
I’m one of those people who sees an idea, or a printable or a worksheet, and says “Shoot! I don’t have a dollar for that! I should just make one myself!” I know some of you may think I’m crazy for thinking this, but what can I say. I have a non-existent budget and a lot to get done. Today’s post comes from this kind of situation. I saw this idea and made my own version of it. And now you can enjoy it too… for free!
Anyway, since President’s Day is coming up, teachers have an opportunity to discuss the significance of it. (Click here to see my free “What You Need to Know About President’s Day” comprehension worksheet.) For younger kids, you can’t get into as much detail, but you can talk about the president and the importance of the office a little bit. Here’s a fun writing activity that asks students to finish the sentence “if I were President…” This is especially fun for teachers to read. Sometimes kids’ perceptions about what the President can and can’t do is pretty funny!
This page also goes really well with a social studies unit about American government.
.Last year’s post included a comprehension worksheet detailing the history and significance of Veteran’s Day so be sure to check that out too! Looking for more Veteran’s Day fun? Here’s a cool website for kids (published by Veteran’s Affairs) called VA Kids. It’s got activities, facts and games for kids K-5th. Kids Connect also has a great page about Veteran’s Day. Enjoy!
Here’s what every kid should know about Veterans’ Day and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This is probably an upper grade worksheet because of the reading level, but it would also be great as a whole class discussion for lower grades. Yay America!
What kids need to know about Labor Day (other than not to show up to school that day), including the history of Labor Day and its purpose. This worksheet also has some parts of speech practice at the end. Enjoy!