HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR BEN, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

Ben Franklin January 17th is the birthdate of one of early America’s preeminent citizens, Benjamin Franklin. Not only was he a founding father and a distinguished journalist, but he was also an accomplished scientist. *Digging into our database of quality websites, I located these links to celebrate Ben Franklin’s birthday by recognizing his many accomplishments. […]

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Your Presidential Timeline Activity

Presidential While a child may know all about George Washington’s incident with a cherry tree, students often struggle to put historical events into the context of their world. To these children, George Washington is a distant figure who wore a powdered wig and lived in a house without electricity. But children do understand the context […]

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Things to Look for During the 2017 Inauguration

Thousands of visitors from across the country will gather on January 20th in Washington, D.C. to see Donald J. Trump, the 45th United States President, sworn into office. The inauguration celebration will include a parade and a formal ball. In today’s world of technology, there are many opportunities to see this historic event live—either on […]

Constitution Day Activities

Constitution Day is September 17.  It was on this day in 1787 that delegates met for the last time to sign the Constitution of the United States.  To celebrate this important day in American history, Simple Solutions has created some fun activities that you can use in your classroom.  These activities are based on our […]

Flag Day!

Flag Day is on June 14th.  It is a day for us to be reminded of how important this symbol of our country is.  Here are some fun and free ways for you to Experience, Enrich and Extend what you already know about the American Flag. Use the web pages to read about the history […]

Black History Month

Black History Month   “I refused to take no for an answer.“ – Bessie Coleman To kick off our celebration of Black History Month we have attached a Social Studies and Reading comprehension lesson.  This activity is about another brave African American woman, Bessie Coleman.  The reading comprehension page comes with discussion question and a downloadable crossword puzzle […]

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Activity

Martin Luther King, Jr.   Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., pointed out the need for people to speak out against injustice.  His words are still true today.  Many schools, for example, find bullying an issue in their walls.  “Bullying is aggressive behavior that is intentional and that involves an imbalance of power. Most often, it […]

Flag Day Coloring Activity

Flag Day commemorates the day the United States passed the Flag Resolution, on June 14, 1777.  The current 50-star version of the United States flag has been in use since Hawaii was admitted to the United States (about 50 years ago).  Both the 13-star Betsy Ross flag and the current 50-star flag are available below […]