Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, which makes it a wonderful time of year to teach your homeschooled child about Native Americans. If you are interested in celebrating Native American Heritage Month, here are some ideas you can do with your family.

Magic Monday — Beautiful Books

Look at that smiling face!
This adorable student just got our curriculum and all the books that go with it! She can’t wait to jump into these beautiful picture books.

Magic Monday: Rainbow Crow

Rainbow Crow is one of the most beautiful books featured in our American History program: Indigenous People of North America and Hawai’i. In this Lenape legend, Crow goes to the sun and brings fire back to Earth to save all the animals from a bitter winter. As a go-along for this story, making Rainbow Crow as scratch art felt like the perfect pairing.

Magic Monday: Cahokia

Do you live near St. Louis? If so, there is an amazing field trip you can take to see the Mounds of Cahokia.

Why Teaching history through picture books works.

Starting with literature When I started writing the lessons that became the Orange Level curriculum, I thought that I could create lessons based on great picture books. I could have those lessons teach all the subjects! Social Studies, Science, History, Art, and Language Arts. Even Math. Along the way, I threw in lots of other…

Happy Indigenous People’s Day!

Indigenous People’s Day has been celebrated in many states and cities across the US since 1990.  Other countries, including Canada and Brazil, have similar holidays on other days of the year. In honor of the holiday, we are having a sale all week!  All of our curricula are 15% off with code 5SLL2018 this week only.