Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Constitution Day

The Scene At The Signing Of The Constitution by Howard Chandler Christy
More on this picture including who the people are in the picture here

Today we are celebrating the document that rules our country, the Constitution of the United States. I've found several resources to help.

Lots of resources and activities at the Constitution Day website.

Homeschool Freebie of the Day provides activities and audio.

For fun let your kids listen to Barney Fife recite the Preamble to the Constitution and then ask them to see if they can do it!
Remember...I can't endorse everything on youtube so proceed with caution.

And you can't beat Schoolhouse Rock for learning fun!

Youtube yields lots of dramatic readings of the Constitution. This is part one of a 5 part series.

And don't forget to have your kids draw their own Constitution Day poster in this contest!
Addendum!! Learn Out Loud just listed this free audiobook on the life of George Washington.

Why Study Latin?

For all those who ask me why I teach my children Latin. This video was created by the creators of the curriculum we use, Lively Latin.

Lively Latin is a program that all of us here enjoy. I love the availablilty and variety of resources. The program is online and there are materials to print out for reading, worksheets, and tests. There are also audio clips to listen to for pronunciation, teacher helps, answer keys, links to learning games and flashcards geared to each lesson.

And most importantly, my children really enjoy it! My daughter enjoys reading the history and seems to be learning more from this program than our introductory program. Believe it or not, it is more lively and fun. I highly recommend it.