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DIY Parachutes (and the Science Behind How they Work)

DIY Parachutes (and the Science Behind How they Work)

What kid doesn't love parachutes? My boys have gotten so many of those parachuting army men as party favors, I've lost count. And forget ...

This is a great activity when teaching about the home-front during World War II. In this activity students will be given $2.00 and 48 ration points to purchase items to feed their family of four. They must create a balanced menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner without exceeding their spending limit or number of points.

World War II Food Rationing Simulation/Activity

This is a great activity when teaching about the home-front during World War II. In this activity students will be given $2.00 and 48 ration points to purchase items to feed their family of four. They must create a balanced menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner without exceeding their spending limit ...

$ This mini-lesson will help your students understand how Europe's borders changed after World War II, during the Cold War, and after the collapse of the Soviet Union. You can use this as guided notes, station work, homework, in an interactive notebook, and much more!

Cold War: The Changing Borders of Europe: 1945-1993

$ This mini-lesson will help your students understand how Europe's borders changed after World War II, during the Cold War, and after the collapse of the Soviet Union. You can use this as guided notes, station work, homework, in an interactive notebook, and much more!

How to Build the Alamo: Day 5 Hands-on Learning (Free Texas Unit Study). Hands-on history brings learning alive. Look how to make the Alamo. via @tinashomeschool

How to Build the Alamo: Day 5 Hands-on Learning

How to Build the Alamo: Day 5 Hands-on Learning (Free Texas Unit Study). Hands-on history brings learning alive. Look how to make the Alamo. via @tinashomeschool

Bring history alive with this fun hands-on history idea for World War II! Teach kids about making do with the ingredients you have by making ration cakes.

World War II Hands-On History – Make Ration Cakes

Bring history alive with this fun hands-on history idea for World War II! Teach kids about making do with the ingredients you have by making ration cakes.

They didn't teach you this about World War 2 in your history class

Learn about a dark time in World War 2 history

They didn't teach you this about World War 2 in your history class

Quick and Easy Great Depression Simulation: Help students experience the impact of the Crash of 1929 and discover how it affected ordinary Americans -- and why the troubles in the economy cascaded so fast! All you need is 10 minutes of class time and some index cards or Post-it notes!

Quick and Easy Great Depression Simulation

I used to struggle to make the Great Depression experience more real for my students; I was looking for a way to help my classes understand how the Crash of 1929 caused a cascading series of devast…

Explore the trenches of World War 1 with this activity

Explore the trenches of World War 1 with this activity

A few weeks ago in a blogging group, we got to talking about outside learning for the summer. Y’all Texas summer is hot, like it was over 100 last week for several days. Instantly I knew whatever I volunteered had to be outside, and then I remembered this World War 1 trench warfare lesson from […]

Trench model. Year 6

Trench model. Year 6

Bring US history to life by throwing a Dolley Madison party! These fun activities are a great way to teach about one of our most colorful first ladies.

Throw a Dolley Madison Party! - All Done Monkey

Bring US history to life by throwing a Dolley Madison party! These fun activities are a great way to teach about one of our most colorful first ladies.

How did World War 1 start?

How did World War 1 start? an interactive map lesson

How did World War 1 start? Well, let's pull out a map of Europe and walk through how World War 1 started.

Students will create a timeline of events, an account of the 13 days for the battle and siege of the Alamo in this interactive notebook activity. Students will also create a diary as if they were there on the days that the siege took place.

Thirteen Days of Glory Alamo Interactive Notebook Activity

Students will create a timeline of events, an account of the 13 days for the battle and siege of the Alamo in this interactive notebook activity. Students will also create a diary as if they were there on the days that the siege took place.

There was a whole heap of interesting stuff going on in the early 1800’s.  Great Britain was indeed great and steaming forth as leaders in the industrial revolution (steaming?  Geddit?!); the…

Nineteenth Century World History: 1800-1810 {Transatlantic Slave Trade and its Abolition} - ANGELICSCALLIWAGS

There was a whole heap of interesting stuff going on in the early 1800’s. Great Britain was indeed great and steaming forth as leaders in the industrial revolution (steaming? Geddit?!); the…

As part of our Jane Austen learning, the girls decided to hold a Georgian tea party, Jane Austen style.  I am so blessed by older girls who want to make the little ones’ childhood as magical …

How to Hold a Jane Austen Tea Party - ANGELICSCALLIWAGS

As part of our Jane Austen learning, the girls decided to hold a Georgian tea party, Jane Austen style. I am so blessed by older girls who want to make the little ones’ childhood as magical …