Julie in MN wrote:We finished EX1850 a few weeks ago and it's on to 1850MOD! The first 2 weeks were fun -- learning the states using songs & games. My son passed his 50 states post-test at 100%! Even *I* finally know those teensie Eastern states (sorry to you East coasters, but your states are HARD!).
TrustingHim wrote:Hello! In week 2 of 1850 to Modern times, we are encouraged to pray for the legislative branch of government. I was going to have my kids send letters of encouragement like we did in week one to the President, but since there's an election brewing (and I do mean brewing), I'm not sure to whom they should send them? Is anyone else doing this? Would you send them to all the candidates, or the ones you're endorsing? Any other thoughts/ideas on the subject? I think it's a great exercise to teach or children the importance of participating in our government!
TrustingHim wrote:We were thinking about that too Crystal. It is an interesting thought. I don't necessarily want to tell my children WHO they should support when they're older. But, I think it's important they know WHY we support who we do now. Does that make sense?
At any rate, I feel like if we either send the letters now, and we have to send them to everyone (as a lesson on praying for people we don't necessarily agree with), or wait and send them to those who are elected.
I'll let you know what we decide!
momofsix wrote:Did anyone else's kids have trouble with these? Maybe it's just the song. That threw us all for a loop here. Kentucky-West Virginia, Kentucky-Indiana, Kentucky-Illinois
Do you have any other good ideas for learning these states? I found a few online states games that we've been using. Any other ideas? Thank you
Mommyto3boys wrote:Also, a puzzle of the United States has helped them.
Julie in MN wrote: I think one of the online ones was from Seterra (I know we used their world game, but I think we used the US part for states?).
karlafoisy wrote:Does anyone have a good way to help our kids remember the 50 states and their locations? I see quite a few songs on youtube, but most of them are rhyming or alphabetical, which doesn't help with location. Thank you.
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