Did you know the largest ancient settlement north of Mexico is just fifteen minutes east of St. Louis? It's practically right over the Mississippi River bridge. However, it isn’t one of the top visited places in St. Louis. Here's the research you need to prepare yourself for a great learning and exploring trip through our country's largest ancient city.
Picture Book Biographies: The Abolitionists
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.
A Charleston Visit to Boone Hall Plantation
Just thirty minutes outside of Charleston, is the longest continually working plantation in the country. Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina is a lovely place to experience real southern history through tours of the house, the farm, the slave quarters, and a presentation on Gullah culture. This is an excellent day trip to learn so much history in a beautiful setting. With this educational guide, you will be better prepared to spend your day and to continue your family learning at home. Just go!
Discovering the Wright Brothers with Kids
Wright Brothers National Memorial North Carolina is a National Park Site on the east coast of North Carolina which commemorates the first motorized flight. In an area with lots of 200 to 400 year old areas to discover on road trips, this site was refreshing. While still more than a hundred years ago, I feel … Continue reading Discovering the Wright Brothers with Kids
Museum Memberships: How to Save Money with Family Travel
Save money with homeschooling through museums and reciprocity.No amount of book reading can compare to knowing familiar obscure details about the towering dinosaur fossils or visiting the same gorillas four times a year or spending hours at the local children’s museum. Sure, these opportunities can be big financial investments, but given the right strategy, they don’t have to be. Learn how to travel and spend less on your adventures!