Parents’ Choice Summer School: US History

Parents' Choice This Week

United States History

This Week, our Summer School salutes US History. Whether celebrating with fireworks, visiting a museum, or reliving how your family came to the United States, there is plenty to do, see, and learn.

Best wishes for a safe and happy July 4th holiday.


Parents’ Choice Picks

Click here for a collection of puzzles, audiobooks, and games from the Scrambled States of America collection, and click here to listen to a read aloud version of the book.

If the kids are feeling creative, click here for Let’s Color America — Really Big Coloring Poster.

Finally, click here to read about a century long, real-life saga over the battle for oysters on the Chesapeake Bay.


Fun Stuff

Click here for 14 Fun Facts About Fireworks and click here for 15 Fascinating Facts You Never Learned About America.


Postcard Project

The We Are All Immigrants Postcard Project is an innovative way to remember and celebrate that most of our families came to the US from other countries. Click here to learn how to take part.


Where We’re Exploring…

If you are going to be in the Washington D.C. area, be sure to explore and honor the new National Museum of African American History and Culture and the National Museum of the American Indian.

If you aren’t going to make it to Washington D.C., The National Museum for American History website features a section just for kids that offers up activities for kids To Do at Home and Fun Facts that explore our nations past.




What We’re Watching: The Crash Course 47 episode YouTube series on US History. With topics ranging from Native Americans to the Industrial Revolution to the Obama years, these quick hits of history have something for everyone.





Have a suggestion, or comment? E-mail Krista Hojnowski, our Newsletter Editor. 





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