Orange Shirt Day is a Canadian Day that was started to remember specifically the wrongs done by residential schools. It has been renamed the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Here's a great list of children's picture books to encourage you to start the conversation about Native American history in your family or school.
These twelve book kids series are some of our favorite friends. They get talked about by first name. Let the children escape into the familiar. Try out some of these audiobooks with your kids of all ages, and the whole family will be asking to listen.
Scientific topics come to life with award-winning picture book author and illustrator Jason Chin. Don't just read them. Learn about the illustrator, study the details in his paintings, and compare them across his books. Take a deep dive into picture books at a new level!
Let's learn geography in a way that actually means something so it will stick! But out down the textbooks and boring curriculum. All you need are beautiful informative books, a library card, and maps - and travel! Check out these books and supplies to get started and simplify world geography with these tips.
Does ancient history overwhelm anyone other than me? There is so much to learn about Greece, so make it fun with a book club. With this guide to hosting a book club for Mary Pope Osborne's Tales from the Odyssey, planning book club for your students just became a little easier!
Kadir Nelson is an amazing, multiple award-winning artist who excels in picture books about leaders in African-American history and culture. Each painting in his books are a work of art. Having a collection of Mr. Nelson's books ready to go is a guarantee at an excellent history experience. Check out this list of the best Nelson books and learn how to do artist study while reading great picture books.
Have you ever been reading to the kids or to yourself only to stop several pages later and realize you have no idea the words you have just read? One part of our brain keeps moving forward while the other completely starts thinking about preparing lunch or that text the husband sent or how the … Continue reading Take a Deep Dive into Picture Books
Make history from the 1960s come alive with a family study of John F. Kennedy. With this list of available books and movies, this time in American history will come alive. Use the timeline and discussion questions to take the learning to a deeper level. Learning about JFK is a great way to tie in so much other history.
Dive into American history and deeper learning conversations with excellent picture books. Explore the lives of Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, and John Brown to learn the impact they had on Slavery and Black Rights. Black history shouldn’t just be for a month, and this book list will help you make it an essential part of your family and classroom learning.
I’m a picture study rebel. A mom who wants to do art study but can’t follow through. Anyone else? When I discovered Charlotte Mason, I loved the inclusion of art study. I’ve always enjoyed art museums and frequently take the kids to them. I bought the big coffee table books of the masters, the Usborne … Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Illustrator Study with Picture Books