Knowledge@Kindle: National T-Rex Day and Study History With Us (FREEBIES)
National T-Rex Day!
Have you heard of such a thing? No, no, neither had I. This morning my 12-year-old yelled, "I declare that today is National T-Rex Day! Yayyy!" Much to his disappointment, the homeschool principal did not agree to observe the holiday with a day off of school, so, we continued with school as normal! In recognition of the newly-declared holiday, however, I will share some of our favorite dinosaur books!
Dinosaurs By Design is written from a Creationist point-of-view.
Danny and the Dinosaur is fiction and contains no Creationist or Evolutionary points of view.
First Big Book of Dinosaurs is written from an Evolutionary point of view.
Kindle History Corner
This week, we have finished talking about the Reconstruction period following the American Civll War, and we are talking about Westward Expansion in the 1800s.
Above is a picture of 1880 Town near Deadwood in South Dakota, which we visited several years ago. If you live close enough, this would be a great field trip for this time period! Below is the antique portrait we had taken of our family in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Today we watched Legends of the Wild Wild West on Amazon Prime. Throughout this week, we will talk more about each of the people in this documentary. We will be reading a biography of Sitting Bull and one of Buffalo Bill, and on Friday we will watch Annie Get Your Gun! We have Annie Get Your Gun on a compilation DVD, link below. For older children, you may want to consider the movies Wyatt Earp or Dances with Wolves. These are both rated PG-13, so parents should use their discretion.
Download this FREEBIE about the life of Buffalo Bill!
Tyndale Publishing also has another great FREEBIE this week, unrelated to our history study!
Every Kindle Lapbook and Lapbook Journal includes a coupon on the last page for the FREE PDF version so that you can print the pages!