Students discover the story of the United States of America through the sites of Washington, D.C., and nearby Arlington, Virginia. Students can personalize each book by coloring the illustrations and tracing the key words in the space provided. This is a great way to incorporate some fun and handwriting practice into your history studies. A review activity and answer key is included. 35 pages total. Ages 8-10.
Your students’ journey begins with the colonies, the Declaration of Independence, and the National Archives. It continues through the lives of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, the Constitutional Convention, the formation of the Supreme Court, the Bill of Rights and what each one means, the U.S. Capitol, the formation of the U.S. Navy, the White House, the “Star Spangled Banner,” the National Museum of the American Indian, the Smithsonian Institution, the Civil War, Arlington National Cemetery, Robert E. Lee Memorial, Ford’s Theater, the Lincoln Memorial, the Pledge of Allegiance, the Library of Congress, the Wright brothers’ Flyer, the Cherry Blossom Festival, the World War I memorial, Pershing Park, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Charles Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis, Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Great Depression, Adolf Hitler and the Holocaust, Anne Frank and the Holocaust Memorial Museum, Pearl Harbor and World War II, the Battle of Iwo Jima and the Marine Corps Memorial, the formation of the Air Force, the Korean War, Friendship 7 and the National Air and Space Museum, John F. Kennedy and the eternal flame, the Civil Rights Act, Martin Luther King, Jr., the Vietnam War, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, the Pentagon and 9/11, the International Spy Museum, the Newseum, and the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial.