Creating lessons about America’s westward expansion for kids can be a difficult subject these days. The period represented a nation set on expansionism, manifest destiny, and the adventurous, independent cowboy spirit that led so many people to “go west young man!”
On April 6, 1917, America entered World War I. This war between nations resulted in the fall of major imperial dynasties and lay the groundwork for yet another war two decades later, known as World War II. Without the United States’ intervention, the Allied Powers wouldn’t have defeated the Central Powers.
Can you imagine a volcanic eruption equivalent to 1,600 times the size of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan? Well, it happened – right here in the United States! On March 27th, 1980, Mount St. Helens began a series of volcanic explosions that would eventually cause a massive eruption on May 18th, 1980.
What is the difference between our history studies and our á la carte projects? History studies are jam-packed with all sorts of hands-on goodies. An á la carte project is typically an individual project or small group of individual projects, which are also generally found inside of larger history studies.
There are many famous parks throughout the United States. Still, by far, the most well-renowned is Yellowstone National Park, located primarily in Wyoming, as well as parts of Montana and Idaho. With over 3 million visits per year, this park is considered to be the oldest and largest national park in the United States.