- The US Home Front (unit index)
Where were you on
December 7, 1941
Symbols of the
Victory Gardens, Junk Rallies
Ration Stamp Game
(original short story, written by Lin Donn)
WW2 - Leaders in
WW2 - Headlines
in the News
WW2 - More Lesson
Ideas - Neutrality, National Interest, Hiroshima
History & American Government
Americans for Kids - See details on Mrs. Donn's special section
below, or click here
to reach the section index. These are free learning modules for kids
with readings, games, activities, and clipart. It includes Native
Americans in South & Central American and North American.
Court Landmark Cases - Plessy v. Ferguson - Mr. Donn's lesson
Letters from the Civil War - Our lesson plan with
3 primary document handouts of letters written during
the Civil War. (We have the originals.)
Party - La Follette Platform - Mr.
Donn's lesson plan
Great Depression - FDR's Fireside Chats - Mr. Donn's lesson
Depression - Music of the Great Depression - Mr. Donn's
Life on the Farm during the Great Depression - Learning Modules.
Not everyone felt the effects of the depression in the same manner.
People who had little to begin with had always coped. These short
stories share the daily life and adventures of one such family, and
the success they achieved with a mere seven acres of land in the
1930's. These are stories of the American way - where attitude is
everything! Short stories written by Lin's
author/artist Mom, Dorothy Jones Scalzo.
War II: The Home Front (5-7
days) World War II Mini-Unit with 7 handouts
Rights, Segregation, 1935 1945, 1955 (2-3
days) Lesson Plan with 3 handouts. This was truly a family effort.
The lesson plan is Don's, supported by 2 original short stories - Back
of the Bus and Welcome
Home - written by Lin's author/artist mother, Dorothy Jones
Scalzo, plus Lin's write-up on Rosa
Parks & the Montgomery Bus Boycott. We hope it works as
well in your classrooms as it did in ours.
the Bear & the Forestry Special Free Classroom Play,
Free Smokey Bookmarks to make, Smokey Bear Radio Copy from the
the 1962 Seattle World's Fair - Mrs. Donn's
Lesson Plan, Learning Module.
Renaissance/ Poetry of Langston Hughes (3-4
days) Lesson plan
Native Americans In Olden Times
What was the job of the False Face Society? Who were
the Three Sisters? What were the Snow Snake Games? Who was
Hiawatha? What was the League of Nations? What was wampum? Read
the story of Wise
Why did the Ojibwa hide pebbles in moccasins? What is a
Charcoal Sad Face? How do you play Butterfly Hide and
Seek? What is a Dream Catcher? See if you recognize
this famous fairytale: The
Why did the Cherokee Indians have a red chief and a white chief?
What is a Booger Ceremony? Where is the Darkening Land? What is
the Trail of Tears?
What is the job of an animal spirit helper?
Why did the Seminole people hang baby cradles from the rafters
of their homes? What are comfortables? Why were beads so
important? Welcome to the Florida Everglade Seminole
Indians in Olden Times.
Why did the Plains people prefer tipis to houses?
Name 72 things the Plains people made from buffalo. Why do the elders
still speak of Clever
Coyote with gratitude? Why were horses called dogs? What
What could boys do when they reached their 10th birthday?
What engagement present did the family of the bride receive? Why
weren't kids given names when they were born? What did star
quilts represent? What was the Seven Council Fires?
Why did the Pueblo dig a hole in the middle of a secret
underground room? Who are the giant Natackas? What are kachinas?
How did the Pueblo get their name? Who are the Old Ones? What
happened at a naming ceremony?
Why do Apache kids hunt for blue stones? Who are the
Devil Dancers? Read an Apache myth about Child
of Water and Little Blue Rock. Learn how to play
Apache toe and toss games.
When a young couple ate from the same basket, why did all
their relatives lecture them? What is a Ketoh? Why did the
Navajo make Sand Paintings and then destroy them before dark? What
is a Blessingways? Welcome to the Southwest Navajo Indians in
What made the Puget Sound
Indian tribes "rich" in ancient times? Why were woven
mats so important? How did totem poles get started? What could
you buy with 5,000 blankets? What's a potlatch all about?
Raven Stole Crow's Potlatch
Why was the bear doctor feared? What was the purpose of the
Big Head Dance? Why did certain medicine men hunt rattlesnakes?
Why did the Chumash need a ladder to get into bed?
What trick did the Kutchin people use on their enemies? How
did these early people stop ghosts from entering their homes?
Welcome to Alaska Natives, the Arctic and the Far
North in olden times.