Category Archives: American history

#abookandagameaday, Wed. 1/29/20, Gameschooling Day #18 of 2020

Today was History/Geography Day for our 2020 #abookagameaday gameschooling challenge. So we did the above book, featuring the backstory of the Star-spangled Banner. Because of this book, I understand how the Star-Spangled Banner came to be. I already knew about … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Hand in History and in Our Own Lives

  I love this talk over here that President/Elder M. Russell Ballard gave last December at BYUI for its commencement. The video above is from the same trip he refers to in the talk, I am guessing. He talks about … Continue reading

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What Are We Really Celebrating Today on the 4th of July?

  The kids and I listened to David Barton’s Wallbuilders’ podcast yesterday while driving.   It was pathetic that most people, those who were walking on the streets of Philadelphia, could not answer this question: “What do we celebrate on … Continue reading

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Patriotic Books for Summer from My National Treasure Tour, Part 2

  Today I am sharing all the great American history books for kids, and a few for adults, that I found in the gift shops at Mt. Vernon and Valley Forge on my recent trip back east. So these are … Continue reading

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Treasure #2 of My National Treasure Tour: Martha Washington

Do you all realize what a treasure Martha Washington is?  George wouldn’t be the man he was without her aid and comfort. Not to mention her wealth as well, :-). When he married her and got a part of her … Continue reading

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Treasure #1 from My National Treasure Tour: Mt. Vernon and Anne Cunningham, the Woman Who Rescued It, and What We Can Learn From Her

Are you ready to go on a National Treasure Tour with me?! In honor of Independence Day coming up, I am going to blog over the next while to share my “national treasures”: my memories, book ideas, and nuggets of … Continue reading

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