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Make Your Own Fireworks: Exploding Sidewalk Chalk

Have you ever wanted to make your very own fireworks? Independence Day is coming up, and we’ve got a fun, safe, and kid-friendly way to do just that! (Added bonus – most of the materials you need are probably sitting around the house and the prep work takes only 10-15 minutes!) You’ll need: An adult to supervise the fun Zip-top ...

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Pillars of Character: Robert E. Lee

How much do you know about Robert E. Lee? This engaging activity and coloring sheet will help you discover some fun facts about his life, his family, and more. Older students may use this as a research activity – a perfect starting point for creating an oral or written report. Younger students will enjoy coloring the picture and may want ...

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Civil War Food: Johnnycake

Johnnycakes (or, johnny cakes) are a famous food from the Civil War era. They were especially famous among soldiers in the south. They are pancake-like cornmeal flatbreads that are recognized by many other regional names as well: corn cake, hoe cake, mush bread, Shawnee cake, jonakin, and more. The origin of their name is a real mystery. Most historians believe ...

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Civil War Food: Make Your Own Hardtack

During the Civil War, soldiers on both sides of the fight were given rations (pre-measured portions) of food. Examples of rations included: flour, salt, potatoes, cornmeal, beans, sugar, coffee, and dried or cured beef. Union soldiers had more access to some of these rations than Confederate soldiers. This was because food supplies were often limited in the South, due to ...

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Float or Sink? The Saltwater Egg Experiment

In our exciting audio adventure, Under Drake’s Flag, we spend lots of time aboard Sir Francis Drake’s ships at sea. Seawater has some amazing and unique scientific properties. How much do you know about one key property of saltwater? Try this fun and easy experiment to learn more. Have you ever been swimming in the sea? Did you notice that ...

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Make Your Own Celtic Knot

Celtic knots are beautiful, decorative patterns that come in many styles, colors, and designs. Celtic Knots usually feature endless circles, interlocking patterns, or unbroken designs. This is why they are often used in Christianity to symbolize the Holy Trinity. Celtic knots are a very popular art form in the United Kingdom. They are a key part of art, history, and ...

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