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Martin Luther King Jr. Copywork Pages

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Today, we honor the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister and social activist, who led the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968. You can read his in-depth biography here. I created this 30-page notebooking and copywork page set that features some of his famous quotes, the full text of the I Have a Dream speech, as well as some selections from the I Have a Dream speech, and a profile page to be filled out by the student. The Martin Luther…

United States Vice Presidents Notebooking Pages

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To continue on with prepping for our upcoming American government study, I went ahead and created notebooking pages for the Vice Presidents to go along with the President notebooking pages. There is a page for each of the Vice Presidents as well as a couple of pages for Vice President facts and copywork for the oath of office. The Vice Presidents notebooking pages are now part of the Marine Corps Nomads Homeschool Resource Library. They’re still free, but they’re now hosted right here. All of the free homeschool resources are available in one easy-access location. You can sign up for…

Learning about a Filibuster: History in Action

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Wednesday morning, March 6, 2013, at 11:47 am EST, Senator Rand Paul started a talking filibuster in Congress. Being a homeschooler, this quickly became an opportunity to teach Munchkin about a filibuster and discuss what was going on in Congress today. I explained to her that the Senator had to remember to say, “without yielding the floor” every time he wanted to allow questions or supporting remarks because he had to hold the floor to maintain the filibuster. That also meant that he wasn’t allowed to take any bathroom breaks which made his filibuster even more impressive. What is a…

Signers of the Declaration of Independence Notebooking Pages

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  Once Munchkin finishes up with Mystery of History Volume 3, we’ll be starting a study of the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence as well as a study of the Declaration of Independence itself. For our studies, we’re going to be using For You They Signed by Marilyn Boyer as the spine and then add in some other books and resources. (We had originally received this book as a review item and started using it as part of her history curriculum, but after studying a few of the men, we decided that to truly get an in-depth study we…