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American History

American Colonial Pirates Unit Study

American Colonial Pirates Unit Study

If you want to hear stories of pirates, galleons, lost treasures, horrendous deeds, and gallant heroes, this is a place to find them.
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American History

American History

An Overview American History – Elementary American History Stories 27 classic stories of early America written by early Americans for children under 12. These stories reflect the prejudices of their times. At Home in the Heartland Explore Illinois from its earliest days through modern times. A game-like setting, you learn about the people of...
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American Revolution – American History for Kids

American Revolution – American History for Kids

Stories and Videos of the American Revolution How did compliant colonials with strong ties to Europe get the notion to become an independent nation? How did the American Revolution get started? The American Revolution Event by event you can find out what happened during the Revolution. Boston Tea Party Facts The Boston Tea Party-Destruction...
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Christopher Columbus Unit Study

Christopher Columbus Unit Study Dateline: 10/8/05 Dh wants me to do a unit study on Columbus Day. I have a real problem with the unit studies I have found since they are all bubbly and happy and Columbus tames the savage country and all that cheezy stuff. I am looking for something that isn’t...
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Civil War Described for Kids

Civil War Described for Kids

Coloring pages, recipes, craft projects, reenactments and songs make the Civil War come alive for kids.
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Colonial Recipes, Towns, Activities, And Games

Life in early colonial America was both tough and fun, and these sites show you why.
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Ghost Town _ Bodie, California _ page 1

Ghost Town _ Bodie, California _ page 1

By Ann Zeise Page 1 Reflections in the window of the undertaker’s invite you to enter in and wander the streets of this haunted California ghost town with your guide, Ann Zeise, and her homeschool family and friends. Click here to Enter if you dare! Start 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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Ghost Town _ Bodie, California _ page 2

Ghost Town _ Bodie, California _ page 2

By Ann Zeise Page 2 October 18th, I and two other homeschooling families made the trek to the Gold Rush ghost town of Bodie, California, about a two hour drive from Yosemite where we had been camping. Some of us found ourselves transformed into ghosts in the reflections of the windows in the abandoned...
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Ghost Town _ Bodie, California _ page 3

Ghost Town _ Bodie, California _ page 3

By Ann Zeise Page 3 Pals Andrew and Bryan and I became separated from the others and found ourselves transformed near the haunted school house. Can you see the skeleton inside Bryan here? The schoolhouse was still decorated in Halloween motif, making Bryan come to the conclusion that the town had been abandoned shortly...
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Ghost Town _ Bodie, California _ page 4

Ghost Town _ Bodie, California _ page 4

By Ann Zeise Page 4 Evelyn died at the age of three when she stuck her head out of the window of her home to watch the man using a pickax to dig a drainage ditch around her home. Rest in peace, Evelyn. One little girl, whose family was taking her to the remote...
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Ghost Town _ Bodie, California _ page 5

Ghost Town _ Bodie, California _ page 5

By Ann Zeise Page 5 A Ranger’s cat popped out to greet us at the blacksmith shop, making us jump with fright. He condescended to let us pet and scratch him, but had learned his lesson not to come out from behind the barrier. One tourist had thought he was a stray and had...
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Ghost Town _ Bodie, California _ page 6

Ghost Town _ Bodie, California _ page 6

By Ann Zeise Page 6 Tioga Pass, the “highway to heaven” between Yosemite and Lee Vining near Mono Lake and Bodie in California, and Highway 395 were ablaze with the autumn foliage of quaking aspen in sharp contrast with the purple sage and dark juniper and the snow covered peaks of the Inyo range....
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Ghost Town _ Bodie, California _ page 7

Ghost Town _ Bodie, California _ page 7

By Ann Zeise Page 7 Bryan and Andrew, with the Gold Mine behind them, check to see if these old levers still do anything. The old Methodist church appears to still have a ghostly congregation. Our cast of ghostly homeschoolers bids you goodbye. They much enjoyed haunting you and sharing a little California history...
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Indian Craft Projects And History For Kids

Indian Craft Projects And History For Kids

“We send our little Indian boys and girls to school, and when they come back talking English, they come back swearing. There is no swear word in the Indian languages, and I haven’t yet learned to swear.” Gertrude S. Bonnin (Zitkala-Sa) – Yankton Sioux Homeschooled kids learning to start a fire by rubbing two...
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Lewis And Clark Information For Kids

The Discoveries of Lewis & Clark Expedition Discovering Lewis & Clark The centerpiece of Discovering Lewis and Clark® is a nineteen-part synopsis of the expedition’s story by historian Harry W. Fritz, illustrated with selections from the journals of the expedition, photographs, maps, animated graphics, moving pictures, and sound files. Go West Across America with Lewis &...
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Modern History – 20th Century Facts and Fads

Modern History – 20th Century Facts and Fads

This unit study takes you from rural America at the turn of the 20th century, through the mid-century battles, to the advent of the technological society.
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Pilgrims

The Pilgrims owed their lives to an English speaking native they called Squanto, who both translated for them with Massasoit and helped negotiate the first Indian treaty, but who also taught the Pilgrims how to cultivate and harvest native foods. He was generous with his knowledge, teaching the Pilgrims survival skills in this new land....
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Pioneer Times – American History For Kids

The Pioneer Era Pioneer Era – 1800’s In my town and nearby. A very comprehensive history of the San Francisco Bay Area and its role in settling the West. lots of Gold Rush links, too. Donner Party Donner Memorial State Park Included in the Emigrant Trail Museum are displays and information about one of...
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Salem Witch Trials For Kids

One theory that has come out recently is that the girls had been traumatized by earlier events: Indian massacres of families familiar to them.
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