Black History ~ Calendar Connections

Black History Calendar Connections Printables


We have another new set of Calendar Connections cards! My wonderful friend Shannon took a break but she is back with a new set and plans for more in the near futurehas been hard at work behind the scenes! She writes the Calendar Connections cards for us, I design and host them.

We chose Black History for our next theme! Black History Month was a requested theme by many last year and Shannon has worked hard on this set. This new set tells a bit about the history of Black History Month, and features 27 different African-Americans who have contributed to our country in great ways. This set is featured for February, so you will notice there are only 29 cards, instead of the normal 31.

Black History Calendar Connections

The facts are written at a 3-6th grade level but you will be able to water them down for younger kids. It’s a great way to involve your entire family in exploring a particular theme.

NOTE: these do NOT print front to back, only the premium design does. These are the original cards, which we still offer for free. You can see an example of the bundled set here!

The cards fit my particular pocket chart calendar. I put the image cards in the pockets backwards and flip each day We either keep the information cards in a folder or behind the image card and pull it out on the correct day to read it. Calendar

You could use a poster foam board and velcro to easily create your own set up. You could also use a standard pocket chart.

I am now creating smaller sets to go along with the small pocket charts found in the Target $1 section. Be sure to visit this post for a tutorial of how to sew your $1 pocket chart into a calendar!

There is also a sheet included to be used in a Calendar Notebook if you are using those too!

Calendar Connections Small Black History

I printed my numbers on cardstock and laminated them before cutting them apart.

You can download these for FREE here!

You can use most of our Calendar Connections cards for any month! We now have 15 sets to choose from, and we will still be adding more too!

Calendar Connections Set 1

We are taking suggestions for upcoming themes.  Leave suggestions in the comments!

Story of the World 1 ~ Cuneiform

We are moving along with our The Story of the World course and Pac-Man continues to love it. We don’t do much with the extensions, given our present life circumstances, but I couldn’t pass up making clay tablets for ancient writings of the Sumerians! Pac-Man used the cuneiform chart provided in the SOTW activity book and wrote his name in the clay tablet he made. It turned out great and we both had fun doing it.

I found another mom on a blog I read who is just beginning to use SOTW in case you’re interested in seeing the great resources she is using with her 2 kids!

The Story of the World

We began using The Story of the World (volume 1) today! I am not too thrilled with Calvert’s Social Studies program so I began researching something to supplement and found that MANY moms I know online use Story of the World. I got the final endorsement from my good (real life) friend Shannon, who has used volumes 1-3 with her 2 kids and is completing volume 4 this year.

I had NO idea how much Pac-Man would enjoy history, just learning about historians and archaeologists today got him excited! He didn’t even complain about the copywork I gave him!! Here he is doing what I created for him…
We will be creating a notebook to keep all of his papers in, he is very excited about it and even helped me design the cover!

I found a few blogs online that were helpful in making my decision, specifically this post, from Smooth Stones Academy. Although I am not using History Scribe or the copywork she mentions, it inspired me to make our own. I am using our Startwrite program to make his pages.

We’re going to stick with this for awhile and see if we decide to continue on with the program. I will post again to let you know what we think after we are a bit more into it!

Do any of you use SOTW? If so share your thoughts in the comments! If you use something else please share your thoughts too if you’d like-I am not set in stone on this choice yet.