World War II Timeline Worksheet

WW2 Timeline STICKERHere’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.

Click here for the free printable PDF:World War II Timeline worksheet

Thank you to all the servicemen/women and their families for preserving American freedom!

Here are the answers:

  1. 1933
  2. Germany invaded Poland
  3. China
  4. Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan
  5. United States (Navy)
  6. Answers include any 3 of the following: Poland, Denmark, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium, northern France (NOTE: this list is not comprehensive, but it what’s listed on the timeline)
  7. United States (Marines)
  8. Germany, Italy and Japan
  9. Allied Powers

President’s Day Craft for Kids

lincoln craft STICKER

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!

Click here for the free printable tutorial page: Lincoln Silhouette Directions

If I Were President (Writing Activity)

If I Were President STICKER

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.

So here you have it (two versions), the free printable PDFs:
If I Were President – lower grades   (pictured above)
If I Were President – upper grades

Veteran’s Day Coloring Pages & Activities for Kids

Veterans Day Coloring Page STICKERFirst let me say thank you to all those Veterans (and their families) out there who have sacrificed so much for our America. Thank you!!!

Here are 2 free printable coloring pages (source) for you to use as you remember this special day.  Click here for the Veteran’s Day coloring pages: Veterans Day Coloring Page I   and  Veterans Day Coloring Page II  Here are some images that might be helpful for your class (to see the uniforms of each branch): detail on uniforms,  All Branches- dress uniforms 

.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!

Veterans’ Day Worksheet UPDATED

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!

Click here to download the free PDF: Veterans Day Worksheet

Veterans Day Worksheet STICKER

 

Answers:

  1. We remember veterans of all wars the US has fought.
  2. The US president places a wreath on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
  3. “Armistice” means a truce, or an agreement made by opposing sides in a war to stop the fighting.

Click here to check out more free stuff for Veteran’s Day!

Columbus Day (free worksheet)

Here’s an easy free comprehension worksheet about the history of Columbus Day. Click here for the PDF: Columbus Day worksheet

Columbus Day

Here are the answers:

1. October 12, 1492
2. President Benjamin Harrison
3. The United States of America celebrates on the second Monday in October regardless of the date, and other countries celebrate it on October 12.

Labor Day- What You Need to Know (free worksheet!)

Labor Day

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!

Click here for the free printable PDF: Labor Day

Memorial Day (free worksheet)

Memorial Day

What you need to know about Memorial Day, including its history and purpose. This free worksheet for kids also has some parts of speech practice at the bottom.  Happy Memorial Day!

Click here for the free printable PDF: Memorial Day