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Early American History: Plymouth Colony ~ Week 4 Lesson Plan For Kindergarten and First Grade

This post is part of the Early American History series. For a suggested class schedule, an overview of the entire course, and links to more lesson plans, please see the introductory post. In this lesson you will be teaching your students about early colonial life in Plymouth, Massachusetts.  Learn about …

Early American History: Squanto and Thanksgiving ~ Week 3 Lesson Plan For Kindergarten and First Grade

This post is part of the Early American History series.  For a suggested class schedule, an overview of the entire course, and links to more lesson plans, please see the introductory post. In this lesson you will be teaching your students about Squanto, the help he gave to the Pilgrims, and …

Early American History: The Mayflower ~ Week 2 Lesson Plan for Kindergarten and First Grade

This post is part of the Early American History series.  For a suggested class schedule, an overview of the entire course, and links to more lesson plans, please see the introductory post. In this lesson you will be teaching your students about the Mayflower voyage and the pilgrims’ landing in Plymouth, …

Early American History: Jamestown and Pocohontas ~ Week 1 Lesson Plan for Kindergarten and First Grade

This post is part of the Early American History series.  For a suggested class schedule, an overview of the entire course, and links to more lesson plans, please see the introductory post. In this lesson you will be teaching your students about the founding of Jamestown in 1607, Pocohontas, and her …

Early American History ~ Assembling the Student History Journals

This post describes how to assemble the Student History Journals for the Early American History lesson plans. For an introduction to this series please read the introductory post.  If you plan on following my 13 lesson plans, you may want to assemble your journals before the first class. Alternatively, you …

Early American History ~ Timeline Folders and Poster with Free Printables

This post describes how to assemble the timeline folders and poster for the Early American History lesson plans.  For an introduction to this series please read the introductory post. Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I am an affiliate of Amazon, and will receive a small commission if …

Early American History ~ Lesson Plans and Printables (Introduction and Index)

Introduction It’s time for a new school year, and we are busy making plans for our homeschool coop classes starting at the end of August!  This Fall I am team-teaching with another mom who will be offering art and craft projects to complement my lessons in early American history (covering …

Sunflowers Lesson Plan ~ Geography, Science, Reading, and Activities For Early Learners (Plus Free Printables)

Welcome Spring!  This lesson plan was inspired by the warm weather after such a COLD winter, and by the dried sunflower head my neighbor gave to me last fall. After finding Argentina and a few other sunflower-producing countries and states on the map, my class really enjoyed hearing me read …

Kindergarteners Go Around The World: Week 28 ~ Conclusion

We made it!  In this post are several ideas on how you can wrap up your trip around the world.  Hope you and your kids enjoyed the journey!  Please comment below with any ideas you may have that will inspire the rest of us! This post is part of the …

Kindergarteners Go Around The World: Week 27 ~ United States

This post is part of the series “Around the World in 28 Weeks: Art, Literature & Geography Lessons for Kindergarten.” For an introduction, overview of the entire course, and links to more lesson plans, please click here. Thank you for visiting Cotton Ridge Homeschool! Introduction to Week 27 This week …

Kindergarteners Go Around The World: Week 26 ~ France

This post is part of the series “Around the World in 28 Weeks: Art, Literature & Geography Lessons for Kindergarten.” For an introduction, overview of the entire course, and links to more lesson plans, please click here. Thank you for visiting Cotton Ridge Homeschool! Introduction to Week 26 This week …

Kindergarteners Go Around The World: Week 25 ~ Wemmicksville

This post is part of the series “Around the World in 28 Weeks: Art, Literature & Geography Lessons for Kindergarten.” For an introduction, overview of the entire course, and links to more lesson plans, please click here. Thank you for visiting Cotton Ridge Homeschool! Introduction to Week 25 This week …

Kindergarteners Go Around The World: Week 24 ~ Israel (Easter Lesson)

This post is part of the series “Around the World in 28 Weeks: Art, Literature & Geography Lessons for Kindergarten.” For an introduction, overview of the entire course, and links to more lesson plans, please click here. Thank you for visiting Cotton Ridge Homeschool! Introduction to Week 24 This week …

Learn Art At Home With A Certified Art Teacher ~ Home Art Studio

Learn Art and Art History At Home Art teacher Lindsey Volin of Home Art Studio majored in Studio Art and received her art education teaching certification from Meredith College.  She is also a Mom of two boys. Ms. Volin is passionate about art and the benefits it adds to a …

Kindergarteners Go Around The World: Week 23 ~ Italy

This post is part of the series “Around the World in 28 Weeks: Art, Literature & Geography Lessons for Kindergarten.” For an introduction, overview of the entire course, and links to more lesson plans, please click here. Thank you for visiting Cotton Ridge Homeschool! Introduction to Week 23 This week …

Kindergarteners Go Around The World: Week 22 ~ Ireland (St. Patrick’s Day Lesson)

This post is part of the series “Around the World in 28 Weeks: Art, Literature & Geography Lessons for Kindergarten.” For an introduction, overview of the entire course, and links to more lesson plans, please click here. Thank you for visiting Cotton Ridge Homeschool! Introduction to Week 22 This week …