Navajo Primer: Little Man’s Family

Posted in American History, Humanities, Kindergarten, Lower Elementary, Public Domain, Reading, Upper Elementary on October 30, 2011

This simple book was written for the purpose of introducing Navajo children to the English language.  There is a guide for pronunciation of the Navajo words at the end of the text. I think the most interesting part, however, are the illustrations: The simple black and white pictures show scenes of Indian life.  They would Read More »

Stories of Christopher Columbus

Posted in American History, College Prep, High School, Middle School, Public Domain, Upper Elementary, Western Civilization on October 10, 2011

The story of Christopher Columbus is one of the most repeated tales in American history books.  However, many times the details are wrong, or assumptions are made about the man and his motives. To fully understand Columbus and his voyages, we must understand the culture in which he lived.  Christianity was the dominating philosophy throughout Read More »

Mr. President Radio Show

Posted in American History, Creative Commons, High School, Lower Elementary, Middle School, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on September 23, 2011

These old radio show episodes are fun to listen to and a great addition to any study of American history.  The point of the show was to try to guess which president was being “acted” out by the voice talent. Click to listen to the episodes online, or right-click “save link as” or “save file Read More »

Early American History E-books

Posted in American History, Lower Elementary, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on September 18, 2011

Here are three nice e-books in the public domain about early American history.  All three are written in a narrative style- attempting to bring to life some of the most famous stories from the ages of Exploration up to the American Revolution. 1.  Builders of Our Country Description from the book: Of the narrative forms Read More »

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