Tuesday is our usual Books & Libraries Day in the River Houses when we recommend library-related resources you can browse, save, and share with your homeschool students.
Many people think of the U.S. National Archives as an educational and research center that’s only suitable for older students and adults. But did you know that the Archives has teaching materials you can use with K–5 students as well? It’s true!
The National Archives has a rich collection of printable worksheets and study projects for students of all ages, including beginners:
The Archives’ DocsTeach program in particular has a special collection of materials for students in the lower grades:
The ready-made lessons in that DocsTeach collection invite your students to examine historic photographs and documents relating to Amelia Earhart, Jackie Robinson, U.S. national monuments, needlework samplers, Thomas Edison’s light bulb, and much more.
Whenever you’re looking for a good history lesson that will strengthen your students’ critical thinking skills, don’t forget to take a look at these excellent resources from the National Archives.
What historical and educational discoveries have you been making in your library this Orion Term? 😊
❡ Books in the running brooks: The sidebar on the River Houses website has links to several important online library collections that we like to explore, as well as permanent links to WorldCat and the WorldCat Library Finder. Why not sit yourself down at a large screen for a while (rather than a phone) and give them a browse. 🔎
❡ When in doubt, go to the library: This is one of our regular Homeschool Books & Libraries posts. Add your name to our weekly mailing list and get great homeschool teaching ideas delivered right to your mailbox all through the year. 📚