These links go to some pretty great child teaching sites that discuss American history.
Favorite Patriotic Resources on the Internet
These sites specialize in teaching about the American Revolution, Early Colonial Era, American Independence, US Constitution, Bill of Rights and general history of America.
I must admit when I was a child schools still taught that George Washington actually chopped down a cherry tree and had wooden teeth. So much misleading disinformation existed in those days, but for the most part people didn't know or care whether the stories were myth or fact. Today historians dig deep to unearth history's dirty little secrets to reveal the extent states and federal government were in collusion with such unspeakable institutions as slavery and the part our own leaders played in the decimation of Native American through the use of issuing smallpox infected blankets to the natives and the government sanctioned killing of the buffalo population through Manifest Destiny, the belief that the Anglo-Saxon race was destined to dominate the American continent.
Innocent and positive fables are useful when explaining simple patriotic concepts to young children, but, IMHO, fairy tales do not belong in school text books. I grew up devouring the information in the set of World Book encyclopedias my parents were wise enough to buy for us kids when they had little money for much else. Does anyone own encyclopedias any more? I think these types of books have either gone the way of the typewriter or soon will against the intense competition of the Internet.
Printable Color Book PatrioFlakes of United States of America Flags
The teachers in the schools I attended probably had no idea that Buffalo soldiers had existed at all. In fact, I first learned about them only 10 years while working with a fellow at the office who was a volunteer for the buffalo soldier website network. Since then a virtual explosion of information concerning the historic contributions African-Americans, hispanics, Chinese-Americans and Native Americans (and others) have made to the building of this country.
Now that I am the proud grandmother of two grand-children, I find this information invaluable for teaching them of their heritage as Americans...that is, whenever I can manage to wrest their attention away from World of Warcraft, Halo or telephone texting.
- Liberty! The American Revolution
- The History Place: The America Revolution
- US History.org - The Liberty Bell
- Library of Congress: US History
- The History Place
- High School Hub: US History
- PBS: Wayback - US History for Kids
- American Independence
- US Constitution
- Bill of Rights
- Liberty Bell
- Revolutionar War
- George Washington
- Thomas Paine
- Thomas jefferson
- Ben Franklin
- Betsy Ross
- Statue of Liberty
- Boston Tea Party
- Paul Revere
- Celebrate Veteran's Day UK with Patrioflakes.
Wikipedia Patriotic Resources
- Patriot Day (9/11) wikipedia
- Constitution Day (9/17) wikipedia
- Veterans Day (11/11) wikipedia
- United States Bill of Rights Day (12/15) wikipedia
- National Freedom Day wikipedia
Rosie the Riveter
- To learn more about Rosie the Riveter visit World War II Historical National Park.
- The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter
- Real Women in War - Rosie the Riveter
- Women in Transition - Changing America's History
- See the original Rosie Poster by Norman Rockwell
- Women's Equality Day
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