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 Posted: Fri Feb 1st, 2008 02:38 pm
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I see this is an old topic, but it is an issue I have strong feelings about. It is downright frightening how little most American kids know about history. We homeschool our children, and they LOVE history. My daughter was four when we covered the Tudors, and she got really into Henry VIII and all his wives. She's seven now, and has read countless books on this topic, just for fun. It was really cool to see a petite four year old trotting about chanting, "Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived!"

I just reviewed a great book about running history fairs. You can see it here: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art25736.asp

We try to participate in things such as Veteran's Day essay contests and my kids always work history into our homeschool group reports on National Day and International Day. When I was taught history in school it was dry and dull, but it doesn't have to be that way!

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