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Learning About the USA

There is a lot going around in politics that is far too brutal for small children. Yet, their little eyes and ears are open, and they're noticing what is going on around them. I think this is a good time for the children to learn about the USA.


Learning About the USA: Here are several resources and freebies to help young children learn about their country in a stress and opinion free manner!

I prefer to use this interest to teach the children more "safe," "non-biased" information about their country. As teachers, we have an obligation to teach them to think for themselves, and certainly not to tell them how to think! 

I have several Amazon affiliate links below that will bring a few pennies to me, with absolutely no cost to you. These are some examples of teaching the children about the United States without teaching them to have an opinion.

Kids LOVE maps, and they LOVE puzzles!!
Beginner's Atlas 
 
USA Destinations

 
50 Fearless Women 
 
No Voice Too Small  
 
I'm sure you know plenty more children's books to educate children about the United States of America! (Leave a comment below with your favorites!)
 

Here are a few resources that can be used throughout the year, whether or not there is a patriotic holiday on the horizon!

 
This is my newest Boom Learning set: the children think about each USA fact, and decide if it is true or false.  Fun Facts About the USA
 
Fun Facts about the USA: Boom Learning
These Reading Comprehension for Active Learners sets have always been a big hit for my learners! This one tells about the 5 branches of the US military.
Freedom Isn't Free
 
Reading Comprehension for Active Learners: Freedom isn't Free
This election themed noun practice matching game can be used any time of year! Election Common and Proper Nouns
 
Election Themed Common and Proper Nouns
 
Here's another Boom Learning set comparing two of the countries in North America! Canada, USA, or Both?
 
Canada, USA, or both? Boom Learning
 

These mapping task cards help children learn their way around the USA map!Mapping Task Cards USA Set OneMapping Task Cards Set Two
 
Mapping Task Cards USA

This set combines several skills, and can be used for Presidents Day, Election Day, or any day you're learning about the USA! Mapping, Comparing, Syllables, and Opinion Writing with a President Theme
 
Mapping, comparing, syllables, and opinion writing for presidents day, election day, or any day!
Do your students struggle to remember which patriotic holiday is which? American Holidays: A Sorting Game
 
American Holidays: A Sorting game

 All the above items are contained in this bundle, plus the ones below, all at a huge discount!  Learning About the USA Bundle
Learning about the USA Bundle!

Here are a whole bunch of freebies related to learning about the USA. Enjoy!
 
 








Please don't hesitate to share in the comments below how you help younger children learn about the USA!

Learning About the USA: Here are several resources and freebies to help young children learn about their country in a stress and opinion free manner!



A Few Summer Freebies!

Ah, summer! Isn't it a wonderful time of year? 

Summer is the time of year most people enjoy going to the beach, going camping, or maybe just hanging out with friends. It's a great time to be outside!

A Few Summer Freebies! This post shares 6 different freebies that can be used at the end of the school year, during summer school, or in the early days of autumn!

If you're still in school, or if you're working with kids during the summer, you're probably looking for things to do with the kids that also allows you to enjoy the summer! 

Well, I've got a few resources for you, and guess what... they're all free!

If you're into the beach, here are a couple of resources related to the seashore:

Because sometimes you just need to write about the ocean!

A Science Activity with a Seashore Theme!
A Few Summer Freebies! This post shares 6 different freebies that can be used at the end of the school year, during summer school, or in the early days of autumn!

 For those who enjoy camping, here are a couple of freebies for you:

Learn about the life cycle of the frog!
A Few Summer Freebies! This post shares 6 different freebies that can be used at the end of the school year, during summer school, or in the early days of autumn!

Practice Mapping Skills at "Happy Days Campground!"
A Few Summer Freebies! This post shares 6 different freebies that can be used at the end of the school year, during summer school, or in the early days of autumn!

Here's a fun way to get the kids excited about learning during a time of year when they all want to play:

Team Building along with learning fun!
A Few Summer Freebies! This post shares 6 different freebies that can be used at the end of the school year, during summer school, or in the early days of autumn!

Speaking of Team Building, here's a freebie that's all about learning to work together!

6 different games with a "work together" theme!
A Few Summer Freebies! This post shares 6 different freebies that can be used at the end of the school year, during summer school, or in the early days of autumn!

I hope these freebies give you a little more time to enjoy the summer weather!

A Few Summer Freebies! This post shares 6 different freebies that can be used at the end of the school year, during summer school, or in the early days of autumn!



Are you ready for the big game?

If you're like me, you're taking advantage of the enthusiasm for the big game coming up!


It's Super Bowl time! Take advantage of the children's enthusiasm and let them enjoy some football themed learning experiences!

When children are excited about something, I always try to bring it into the classroom when I can. Books are a great place to start. (Click each image for a link to Amazon.)

                                            

There's a ton of kid-related Super Bowl videos on YouTube. Just google "Super Bowl for Kids!"

Here's one I found. The commercials are often the best part of the Super Bowl. I'm thinking I might have the children vote on their favorite. then make a graph of the voting. 
 

12 Funniest Super Bowl Commercials of all time



I'm sure you can find more YouTube videos that you can relate to classwork!

Here's a Super Bowl freebie with mapping and writing! Just explore the image.
It's Super Bowl time! Take advantage of the children's enthusiasm and let them enjoy some football themed learning experiences!


Here's a football themed gameboard, with 4 different games that could be played on it.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Football-Phonics-and-Counting-326949?utm_source=Elementary%20Matters%20Blog&utm_campaign=Four%20Football%20Games


Here's a freebie version of the above game, which practices Counting to 1,000. Just explore the image for the freebie!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Counting-to-1000-Football-Freebie-199093?utm_source=Elementary%20Matters%20blog&utm_campaign=Football%20Game%20Board%20Counting%20to%201000%20Freebie


This game can be played a few different ways, and always has the children giggling! All the verbs are football related, too! Football Past and Present Verbs.


https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Football-Past-and-Present-Verbs-192586?utm_source=Elementary%20Matters%20Blog&utm_campaign=Football%20Past%20and%20Present%20Verbs


I also have a couple of "twin" football BINGO games. This math game practices adding and subtracting tens.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Adding-and-Subtracting-Ten-Football-Themed-BINGO-Game-301248?utm_source=Elementary%20Matters%20blog&utm_campaign=Touchdown%20adding%20and%20subtracting%2010



Here's the literacy "twin," Touchdown R-Controlled Vowels

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/R-Controlled-Vowels-Football-Themed-BINGO-Game-295619?utm_source=Elementary%20Matters%20blog&utm_campaign=Touchdown%20R%20Controlled%20Vowels


Looking for a little more math practice? Check this one out: 


https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Football-Math-Story-Problems-4322160?utm_source=blog%20post%20Super%20Bowl&utm_campaign=Football%20math%20stories


Now here's the fun: all these football themed resources are now bundled at a great discount!
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RByRGP_ZOIY

With the excitement of the Super Bowl, having football related games will keep them engaged, and they might not realize that they are practicing important skills!


It's Super Bowl time! Take advantage of the children's enthusiasm and let them enjoy some football themed learning experiences!

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