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America’s Constitution Made Easy (Part 4)

The war for independence from England had begun. Farmers, merchants, schoolteachers, pastors, and young boys would join Washington’s forces to defeat the redcoats from 1775-1783. Paul Revere and friends hung two lanterns for a short time in the steeple of … Continue reading

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America’s Constitution Made Easy (Part 3)

King George III did not receive the Olive Branch Petition from the colonists well. Tensions between England and the colonists continued to escalate. After much deliberation at the Second Continental Congress-Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence. There were many … Continue reading

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America’s Constitution Made Easy (Part 2)

1492 was the beginning of a new world era. Columbus would sail under the Spanish flag and discover lands not know to the Europeans. Shortly, thereafter, many European nations would send explorers seeking new opportunities in the new world. England … Continue reading

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America’s Constitution Made Easy (Part 1)

“Every child (citizen) in America should be acquainted with his own country. He should read books that furnish him with ideas that will be useful to him in life and practice. As soon as he opens his lips, he should … Continue reading

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2021 Resolution: Grow Some Edibles

There is nothing like working in a garden-getting your hands dirty, digging, planting, harvesting…in the sunshine and outdoors. The ecosystem comes to life—birds of many kinds and colors visit throughout the day, varieties of butterflies flutter by, pollinate, and multiply … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Story in One Minute: Pilgrims, Squanto, Feast

The Pilgrims were a group of dedicated Christians who lived in a town called Scrooby in Nottinghamshire, England. This group included William Bradford, the future governor of Plymouth and William Brewster, a church leader. They wanted to worship their God … Continue reading

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Sweet Summer Corn Steps from our Door

Yesterday, I harvested our corn.  We sprouted it in March…so it took a while to mature.  We live in climate zone 10-with micro-climates on our small space.  Raccoons visit us almost nightly.  A few weeks ago, my husband awoke to … Continue reading

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Unmasking FDR, 32nd President by 8th Grade Student

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the longest serving president in U.S. history. President Roosevelt was elected to third term during the Great Depression. His economic policy was questionable. World War II would bring war to our shores. FDR had an unusual … Continue reading

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American History, 1776 Remembered

All students should listen to this at least once a year….to remember…”History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”  Mark Twain    

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Constitutional Fireworks

  After four drafts, Thomas Jefferson presented this to the Continental Congress, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights…”  Twelve years later, in … Continue reading

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