F is for Founding Fathers
What Would the Founding Fathers Think: I was given this book to review, and LOVE it. It does a great job explaining all about what their original plan was for our government and what it was built on.
It’s written on about a fourth grade reading level, I’d say, and walks you through a simple and entertaining explanation of original intent for the first half of the book. I CAN’T WAIT for my kids to be old enough to read this, because the style of writing really reminded me of Jean Fritz, and the content is one of the things I want my kids to get from learning US history, what the ORIGINAL intent was.
The last half of the book is the Founding Father’s commentary on the current state of our government, which of course, they don’t agree with. I thought it was a great commentary and well done. Even if you don’t agree with their thoughts on the current state of government it is a great read for their thoughts on government at the time of the founding. I could seriously gush about this book for another page or two, but then I’d have an even ridiculously longer post.
To go with this book, here are a few of the Founding Fathers to learn more about and places they were in:
G is for George Washington
and the American Revolution- a sensory bin to play with it from 3 Dinsoaurs
Make a cotton ball wig and pretend to be George Washington again from 3 Dinosaurs
Learn about Valley Forge, where he kept the troops together despite all odds
read about his teeth, and the sad story of how he lost most of them, remember kids, Brush your teeth
Check out the George Washington Pinterest board, which has all sorts more ideas.
Make a pocket for what George Washington holds with All Things Beautiful.
H is for Alexander Hamilton, first secretary of treasury
I is for Independence Hall where we signed the Declaration of Independence
visit Independence Hall
J is for Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence
read about his life, honestly you could read this author for any of the Founding Fathers
Read about his friendship with John Adams in Those Rebels, John and Tom , interesting random fact, they both died on the same day…………
Monday, January 7- A-E Athens…….
Tuesday, January 8- F-J Founding Fathers……..
Wednesday, January 9- K-O Kings……
Thursday, January 10- P-T Pantheon………
Friday, January 11- U-Z US history…………
Now check out some of the other ideas in this hop:
- A Waldorf Mama from Triple T Mum
- After School Activities from The Educators Spin On It
- Hands-on History from Adventures in Mommydom
- Home Daycare or Family Child Card from My Buddies and I
- Homeschooling from Enchanted Homeschooling Mom
- How to Home Preschool from In Lieu of Preschool
- Math Activities from Blog Me Mom
- Montessori from Living Montessori Now
- Science Activities & Play from Science Sparks
- Teaching Math from Montessori Tidbits
- Thrifty Teaching Tools from Kindergarten & Preschool for Parents & Teachers