Well I am clearing up my emails as I work on the blog, sewing and school… so what do I come across but my emails to myself about Thanksgiving! And Remembrance Day to boot! Well I figured I might as well share the helpful links here. If nothing else, the next time I search Thanksgiving or Remembrance Day here on the blog to find useful resources I will be in luck!
Kids National Geographic and their interpretation of the first Thanksgiving HERE
Social Studies for Kids and their thoughts on the Mayflower HERE
Texas has become near and dear to our hearts with Gammie and Aunty Holly and Cousin Jimmie. So of course we had to jump in all the way and get going with a full on month long unit. Here are most (I hope) of the resources we used for our binder! Enjoy! Also check out our DINOSAUR related resource page HERE.
Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch by Anne Isaacs
Texas by Jim Ollhoff
Texas by AV2
Texas by Ann Heinrichs
Dinosaur Hunt by Karen Carr
Life at the Alamo by Sally Senzell Isaacs
Texas Facts and Symbols by Emily McAuliffe
America the Beautiful: Texas by Ann Heinrichs
Texas Rangers’ Legendary Lawmen by Michael P. Spradlin
How to Get Rich on a Texas Cattle Drive by Tod Olson
We found an excellent definition for BIOMES when covering the different landscapes in Texas thanks to Geography4Kids.com HERE.
Lists of endangered and threatened animals in Texas. The boys loved some of the wild names on these! Texas Parks and Wildlife HERE.
We had a wonderful fact or fiction worksheet on Education.com (link above to folder) on Pecos Bill but were sent along to the Legends of America site HERE for another version of the legend which totally tickled the boys after our discussions about exaggeration and how “things are always bigger in Texas!”
A little summary on Davy Crockett… We wanted to find him in our books but really beyond him dying at the Alamo (or at least within some portion of the conflict) we had to go to the internet to learn more HERE thanks to The History Channel.
An overview with the climate in Texas (we supplemented with searching for pictures of each season) thanks to Wiki HERE.