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Teaching US History at Home

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Tuesday, January 26, 2021

History is being made every single day. With the recent inauguration of Joe Biden as our 46th president, now is a good time to consider how you want to talk to your children about US history. It's important for us to take the time to look back on our past, and teaching historical concepts to your little ones can help prepare them for discussions they'll one day encounter. We've curated a list of articles and websites that will hopefully help you start these conversations with your child.

 

Fun Ways to Teach American History for Kids (Little Sunshine) - Great ideas about how to talk to your child about history as well as links to additional content.

 

5 Most Important Parts of American History to Teach Kids (kidskonnect) - Summaries of 5 time periods in US history that are a good place to start.

 

iCivics - Lesson plans and games to teach kids about different parts of our political system. Definitely check out their election tab!

 

Mission US - Another gamified way to learn history, this time by making choices as a character living through a piece of American history.

 

PBS Learning History - Kid-friendly learning for all ages. There are videos as well as interactive lessons.

 

Smithsonian's History Explorer - Search this amazing database of resources by grade level, historical era, and more!



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