Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Studying the Presidents
Last January when Nicholas and I finished his Abeka 2nd grade history, I started browsing the shelves to see what else I had on hand to use for History. We came across a coloring book from Scholastic that someone had given me called Meet the Presidents. The book had never been colored in even though it is 20 years old. Nick was very interested in learning about this topic so we jumped in. In addition to being a coloring page, the book shows the births and deaths of the Presidents, term in office, and an interesting fact about each one. To further our study, we look up each one in the World Book Encyclopedia (we were given a set from the 70's last year and actually have used it quite a bit.) I also found this website here that gives information about each of our Presidents and more coloring pages here that you can print out. All of the pages Nick has been doing are going into a Presidents of the United States Notebook for future reference. He has really enjoyed doing this study and we both have learned quite a bit.