Monday, October 27, 2014

All About Presidents

South Dakota
It's such a sweet thing to have other homeschool families follow our blog and help us out with our units.  Thank you so much Engresser Family for giving us South Dakota postcards from your family vacation! Why else would we choose anything to study for our South Dakota Unit than Mount Rushmore!!!
Mount Rushmore is located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. 
It took 400 men 14 years (1927-1941) to complete this spectacular tourist attraction. 
It has the faces of 4 U.S. Presidents (George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, & Abraham Lincoln) carved in it. 

I found this coin rubbing activity but it was not totally accurate.
Washington is on a quarter, Jefferson is on a nickel, & Lincoln is on a penny.  However, Theodore Roosevelt is not on a dime.  It's actually Franklin Roosevelt (his distant cousin).  So, we decided it was alright to do this activity since they're in the same family. :-) 

God-Incident: Several months ago, one of the moms in my homeschool support group gave me a bag with a View Master & many viewing reels. I put the bag in the closet without even looking at all the reels.  During our South Dakota Unit, I happened to find the bag and when I looked in it, I saw a BlackHills, South Dakota Reel!!! 
The girls had as much fun looking through the View Master as I did as a kid...and even now as an adult. :-) 

Book Read: Mount Rushmore
Coloring Sheets found at: Raising Our Kids &

We thought it was fitting to continue studying Thomas Jefferson for this unit. He is one of our country's Founding Fathers & the 3rd U.S. President. He is best known for writing a draft for the Declaration of Independence which was then revised & approved by 5 others including Jefferson.

This sign is found at one of my favorite stores in TX ~ Hobby Lobby.
That's my favorite quote from Thomas Jefferson. The Liberty that we have in this country may eventually come to an end especially for us believers in Jesus Christ. However, our Liberty that we find only in Christ will last forever! 

Activities: All About the Nickel (from our Colorado Unit) & Coloring Sheet

Guess who we studied for this unit??? George brainer huh?!? He was this country's 1st President and one of the Founding Fathers. 
He definitely has a famous face. He appears on...

The Washington State Flag (the only flag with a president on it)

Mount Rushmore 

Dollar Bill


Thank you, Mr. Presidents!

1 comment:

Stine said...

Loved it...especially the view master, brought back memories of having one myself.