10 Weekly Letter

Parents,

Your children are learning so much.  Little excites me more than hearing of new links in Link it! and watching our students’ eyes light up when they make connections.  Keep working with your children on the Memorize Me! songs.  This is the foundation of their learning and will help them both now and throughout their lives.  A friend of mine joined the FBI several years ago.  Part of his training at Quantico was being able to recite the Preamble to the Constitution.  Since he was the only one who could do it on the first try, he was given a much needed rest.  You just never know when EHA facts are going to come in handy!

I’ve added a few US map games for your children to play.  States and capitals are easy links for our Link it! Challenge!  100 instant links with just these!

Kim

 

We stopped right before Thomas Jefferson.  See notes below and watch the Thomas Jefferson videos for more!

Timeline

Abigail Adams

For our Little Ones:

Abigail Adams was the wife of John Adams, the second President of the United States, and the mother of John Quincy Adams, the 6th President of the United States.  She and her children watched the Battle of Bunker Hill from their farm.  Abigail was very supportive of her husband and gave him valuable advice during his presidency.  She was a defender of women’s rights.

Good video on Abigail Adams

Abigail Adams (1744-1818) was an American first lady (1797-1801), the wife of John Adams, the second president of the United States, and the mother of John Quincy Adams, the sixth president. Often separated from each other due to John’s political work, the self-educated Abigail oversaw the family’s household and largely raised their four children on her own, all the while maintaining a lively lifelong correspondence with her husband on the political issues of the day. A strong advocate of women’s rights, Abigail Adams encouraged her husband and other members of the Continental Congress to “…remember the ladies…” as they began the work of crafting a new American government.

John Adams

For our Little Ones:

John Adams was the second president of the United States.  He did what was right even when he knew it would make others angry.  He defended British soldiers after the Boston Massacre and he did not accept a bribe from the French in the XYZ Affair.  He was married to Abigail Adams and the father of President John Quincy Adams.

Thomas Jefferson

For our Little Ones:

Thomas Jefferson was the author of the Declaration of Independence, third president of the United States, founder of the University of Virginia, purchaser of the Louisiana Territories for the United States, farmer, and statesman.

Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743, in Shadwell, Virginia. He was a draftsman of the U.S. Declaration of Independence; the nation’s first secretary of state (1789-94); second vice president (1797-1801); and, as the third president (1801-09), the statesman responsible for the Louisiana Purchase. Jefferson died in bed at Monticello (located near Charlottesville, Virginia) on July 4, 1826.

Biography of Thomas Jefferson

Geography

http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/us-state-games/all-states/map-the-50-states-2.html

http://yourchildlearns.com/mappuzzle/us-puzzle.html

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