Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Today's Lesson: John Adams

Keeping with our "Founding Fathers" theme today's quote was one by our second president, John Adams.
"But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever." -John Adams 
Here is our coloring sheet of the day.   We are still studying the Declaration of Independence this week so I thought this quote would be fitting. There were 56 people who signed this famous document and two of them (including John Adams) were future presidents.  Here is a short video and biography of John Adams which includes information about the construction of the White House (there is a small link under the video window). About.com has a nice selection of eight different worksheets about John Adams.  Mamaslearningcorner.com has free printable as well.  Kids can have fun with a word scramble, or fill in the blanks of this cloze worksheet.  We are also reading a book Understanding the Declaration of Independence Reading Discovery Level 3 Reader (Fast Fact Book)
Here's a Liberty's Kids episode featuring John Adams "Postmaster General Franklin" (episode 10).

Have Fun Learning!