Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tuesday's Tidbit: Lots of Links!

We all know there are tons of amazing resources and activities online to provide extra fun enrichment for our home days when we’re in the mood for that sort of thing, but who has time to go searching? Today, we’ve done a little of that research for you, and are giving you a list of fun and educational links that relate to our first trimester. These are totally optional, of course, so feel free to ignore this or save it for a rainy day (or an E&E day!). This is by no means an exhaustive list, but we hope there’s something here to interest you and your kids:

- Map of America made in 1636 - interesting to see what they thought it looked like!

- Colonial Williamsburg’s website has a fun Kids Zone with several games and activities:
(the last page of the Activities has a cool “Zoom in on the Constitution” and other documents, where you can read the originals!)

- Liberty’s Kids:

- Colonial House, a PBS special that aired years ago, has some Interactive History activities:

- Interactive maps and activities about the 13 colonies (and he has lots more on this site):

- Great pictures showing the clothes early Americans wore:

- Make a Colonial three-cornered hat:
(this is a membership site, but you can view 5 items for free)

- Early American life coloring pages:

- Label the American Revolution timeline:

- American Revolution hangman game:

- Learn about George Washington with this interactive site:

- The Patriot Papers activities:

- Virtual tour of Mount Vernon (requires Flash):

-The Betsy Ross homepage, and lots of American Flag info:
(but here’s a better virtual tour of her house: http://historicphiladelphia.org/virtualbrh/)

- Samples of Folk music from the American Revolution (keep scrolling down to find more, click on song titles to hear them and read the lyrics):

- It’s a great idea to purchase (cds or iTunes) or check out from the library some patriotic songs and learn them with your kids. You can also find some online, but it’s more difficult to find complete tracks. Here’s a link to find lyrics to some popular patriotic songs:

- Biography of Robert Louis Setvenson:

- Fun Blackbeard the Pirate site:

- Pirate Printables:

- Cute Pirate crafts:

- Instructions for making a milk carton Pirate Ship:

- A Sailor’s Life for Me! Hands-on activities:

- How a Sextant Works: 

- Latitude and Longitude Treasure Hunt:

Have fun - and please email Jenny to let me know if any of the above links are not working. Thanks!

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...A Horse of a Different Color said...

I love the map from 1636. California was an ocean back then! Good to know! (ha ha)

Jenny Bischoff said...

Yes, funny! I was just reading that they thought Baja CA was a huge island.