United States

Hawaii

Hawaii

Aloha! President William McKinley signed a resolution annexing Hawaii as an unincorporated territory of the United States on July 7, 1898. Hawaii remained a territory until becoming our fiftieth state on August 21, 1959. Its natural beauty and tropical climate …[Continue]

Election 2012

Election 2012

With the presidential election just weeks away, the campaigns are heating up. In addition to the official sites for candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, here are some online resources for students to learn about the election process and keep …[Continue]

Election 2008

Election 2008

With the presidential election just a month away, the campaigns are heating up. In addition to the official candidate sites for Barack Obama and John McCain, here are some online resources for students to learn about the election process and …[Continue]

Presidential Candidates

Presidential Candidates

In the years preceding a presidential election, many candidates announce their intent to run. But by mid-September of election year, the race focuses primarily on the candidates chosen by the Republican and Democratic parties. How do the parties choose their …[Continue]

State Maps

State Maps

In honor of November’s status as National Geography Month, this week’s topic is state maps. Whether you need printable, outline maps, or are searching for online geography games, you’ll find abundant treasures in these U.S. geography picks….[Continue]

U.S. Population

U.S. Population

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, on October 17, 2006 the United States become the third country (behind China and India) to be home to more than 300 million people. Big numbers can be hard to understand, but I found …[Continue]

Bill of Rights

Bill of Rights

The first ten amendments to the United States Constitution are known as the Bill of Rights. Among the rights protected are freedom of speech, the right to bear arms, and protection from unreasonable search. In 1941, in celebration of the …[Continue]

National Parks

National Parks

The world’s first national park, Yellowstone National Park, was established on March 1, 1872 by President Ulysses Grant. Forty-four years later, on August 25, 1916, the National Park Service was established by Congress. Today there are fifty-eight National Parks in …[Continue]

American Flag

American Flag

Each year on National Flag Day (June 14th) our country celebrates the history and symbolism of our flag. With Memorial Day just behind us, and Independence Day just around the corner, all the picnics, parades, flags and fireworks blend into …[Continue]