Welcome Kids, Parents & Teachers!
Thanks for taking a peek around the educational resource page of our site! There are some fun things to do here and several links that have information that may help you with research papers and projects. The information will help inform you of the voting process and give you some insight on how government works. Some of the state and federal candidates have biographies on the links to help you learn more about them. We hope you find this page educational and fun!
**Voting is an important role in being an American!**
**It's simple! Register to vote, become an educated voter, and VOTE!**
***Check out these sites for fun facts & information!***
"The Garden of Eden" in Liberty County "If you thought the Garden of Eden was somewhere in the Middle East, forget it, it was in Bristol, Florida––or so the legend goes......"
|| The Florida Department of State This site can provide you with knowledge to help with your Florida projects and assignments. You can learn about Florida's people from 12,000 years ago to the present, people of all cultures who have made our state their home. You can also find out Florida's state symbols like the state bird or the state song.
|| Whitehouse Kids Here is a link to the White House, providing news for kids, and allowing students to learn about the President and the White House.
|| Online Sunshine for Kids provides a fun way for kids to learn about state symbols, state legislature, capital history, and gives a tour of the capitol and provides fun facts about the state of Florida.
|| Kids.gov The official Kids' Portal for the US Government.
|| http://kidsvotingusa.org Kids Voting USA: About the organization "A national leader in civic education, Kids Voting USA (KVUSA) gets students involved and ready to be educated, engaged citizens. Students learn about democracy through a combination of classroom activities, family dialogue and an authentic voting experience."
|| http://www.teachervision.fen.com/elections/teacher-resources/6615.html "Our lessons, printables, and activities on the U.S. electoral process provide great teaching ideas for fall, especially during 2012, an election year. Explore election requirements for the federal government with your students. You'll also find great ways for students to get involved in local politics, like holding classroom debates or writing letters to representatives. Units on civil rights and women's history will benefit from resources on the American suffrage movement."
Tasty Patriotic Treats:
What you'll need:
- 1/4 cup of white chocolate chips
- 6 large marshmallows
- Finely shredded coconut
- Chocolate sandwich cookie (we used a chocolate-covered Oreo)
- 6 Cashews
- Black decorators' gel
How to make it:
- Melt 1/4 cup of white chocolate chips according to the package directions.
- For each bird, drop a large marshmallow into the melted chocolate, using a spatula to coat it well.
- Remove the marshmallow from the chocolate and roll it in finely shredded coconut, leaving one end uncovered.
- Immediately set the marshmallow, coconut free end down, atop a chocolate sandwich cookie.
- Let the chocolate set a bit, then use a toothpick to make a hole in the side of the marshmallow and insert a cashew for a beak.
- Finally, add black decorators' gel eyes.
How to make it:
- Use food coloring paste to tint 1/3 of the dough red & another 1/3 blue. Knead the dough to evenly distribute color. Leave the last 1/3 untinted.
- Chill the dough until it's firm, then roll out each color and cut out a bunch of larger stars.
- With a medium-size cutter, cut a star from the center of each large star.
- Now use the medium stars to fill in the centers of contrasting larger stars. lightly pressing them in place.
- Lightly press the medium stars into the larger stars' centers.
- Using a third, smaller cutter, you can even create tricolored stars.
More recipes coming soon...and if you have a favorite patriotic treat, please share it with us!!
Click on the links for fun activities!
Learn about the American Presidents, with this CROSSWORD PUZZLE
Try making these! Tin Can Luminaries:
(Click on the picture below, to go to the instructions)