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Books about Presidents

Our kids do a lot of learning outside of the classroom. One of the ways they learn is by reading. Reading i one of the fun ways to learn new things. Especially when you read non-fiction. Non-fiction books do not have to be boring, they can actually be really fun. When you are learning new, interesting, and fun things about someone that you already know something about you become more excited about that person, and about learning. That is why we are suggesting some fun non-fiction books this month. The President of the United States is someone new every 4 or 8 years. We know all of their names. We even know a little bit about some of the more popular ones. But do we know anything fun or personal about them? By learning something fun and personal about them we can learn more about them as individuals.

Master George’s People: George Washington, His Slaves, and His Revolutionary Transformation: This fun book about our first President, George Washington, covers a wide range of background on the man who led our country in one of its most important moments. It tells about him as he was during his Presidency, and just before his presidency, and just after it. It really opens up about his slaves, his involvement  in the war, and creating our nation. This is a book for grades 5-8th.

Teedie: The Story of Young Teddy RooseveltThis book follows Theodore Roosevelt and discusses him as a child. Follow along and learn about the great bull moose president’s early years and how they shaped him to lead a country.

Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of HopeThis book allows kids to learn more about our most recent president. President Obama was probably the first president many of our kids had experience with. Now they can learn more about him as a child, the way he grew up, and how he became the man at the helm of change.

February: Black History Month

Black History Month

Did you know that February is Black History Month? Also known as African-American History Month, in February we celebrate all month long all the great men and women that have made history and influenced our lives with great knowledge, important firsts, civil rights, or incredible inventions. During the month of February we celebrate men and women like Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Frederick Douglass, Jackie Robinson, and Booker T. Washington.

In school many of your kids will be learning about these great men and women. But it is always a great idea to learn a little bit more about things, especially important things that have helped to shape or change our nation. So this month we want to highlight a couple of our great men and women by sharing with you a few fun and interesting activities for you and your kids.

Coloring Pages: right now at apples4theteacher.com you can find dozens of printable coloring pages with facts about some of the men and women that have changed our world for the better. From Frederick Douglass to Barack Obama you can print out these pages for your kids to color and learn about all the great things that each man or woman has done and how it has changed our lives.

Vocabulary words: also at apples4theteacher.com you can find a list of vocabulary words that will help to educate your child on the importance of Black History Month while also teaching them important words that will help to enhance their growing vocabulary.

Word Search and other activities: apples4theteacher.com also has some incredible worksheets that your child can fill out teaching them the importance of events like Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington, the first African-American President, when the Emancipation Declaration was announced, and when the first African-American Supreme Court Justice was appointed. Your kids will have fun learning about the important and interesting events in fun ways like in word searches.

This month is important to every boy, girl, parent, and grandparent because it has changed the way the world works. Now you and your child can learn about these great moments together.