On this day in 1912, the Japanese government presented a gift of 3000 cherry trees to the United States to line the banks of the Potomac River and other sites in Washington, D.C., where they and their successors may still be seen today.
🏛 Homeschool Museums and Historical Monuments (Post Archives)
On this green bank, by this soft stream,
We set to-day a votive stone;
That memory may their deed redeem,
When, like our sires, our sons are gone.
A collection of great homeschool teaching ideas, resources, and little lessons on museums and historical monuments from the River Houses Homeschool Network. Add your name to our free River Houses mailing list and get posts like these delivered right to your mailbox every week! 😊
Download a whole year’s worth of free educational coloring pages and booklets from major libraries and museums all around the world.
Explore American history and geography with this ongoing series of quarters from the U.S. Mint — with free lesson plans! New this month: a quarter for the National Park of American Samoa — with bats!
“What place is this? Where are we now?” (Marking the 156th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, with help from Carl Sandburg.)
Explore American history and geography with this ongoing series of quarters from the U.S. Mint. (With free lesson plans!) New this month: a quarter for the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho.
For National Fossil Day, why not explore a big collection of rare and beautiful books on paleontology made available by the Smithsonian Institution and the Biodiversity Heritage Library.
Explore American history and geography with this ongoing series of quarters from the U.S. Mint. (With free lesson plans!) New this month: a quarter for the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park in Texas (which also happens to be a World Heritage Site).
The familiar Lincoln penny — you may have one in your pocket right now — first went into circulation on this day in 1909. It was struck to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth.
The great American author Herman Melville was born 200 years ago this week. Why not take a few homeschool minutes to explore the house where he lived and wrote: “Arrowhead” in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts.
Be sure to add a visit to the National Archives and the Declaration of Independence (in person or online) to your homeschool Fourth of July calendar!
It’s Books & Libraries Day in the River Houses, so why not pay a homeschool visit to the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts.
The U.S. Mint has a wide variety of educational resources and free lesson plans that you can easily drop into your homeschooling schedule this summer. Why not look them over and expand your students’ numismatical horizons.