Friday, September 9, 2011

Freaky Friday

We know it's Ocean Adventure Week at USAB, but this Friday - we're going a little "freaky" and not coordinating our giveaway.
Instead, we're giving away a Patriotic Fun Pack (Reg. $40), in honor of Patriot Day 9/11/11!  Tell us, how do you teach your children to love their country, and what is the most patriotic thing you've done with your family?  Let's share our stories in honor of this special day.

The Patriotic Fun Pack Includes:

American Government Unit Study Adventures (K - 12, 4 weeks)
We know that we need to teach our children the basics of American government, but how can we study it so that we all stay interested while real learning takes place? The people and events in the history of American government tell a tale that brings the basics of our government to life. Who were the Founding Fathers, and why are they still such hot topics of debate? Just exactly what was the "Great Compromise" and what difference did it make? And, wait until you learn about the Electoral College and the real reason for its creation. Given this precious gift of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" as American citizens, the next generation needs to learn the importance of what it means to be an American and what part the government plays in their daily lives, and how they can make a difference.

Patriotic Holidays Unit Study Adventures (K - 12, 4 weeks)
Patriotic Holidays was written to help parents teach their children about patriotism, the true history and meaning of our uniquely American patriotic holidays. It is packed with information for spending a week on each of the American patriotic holidays:
  • Memorial Day
  • Flag Day
  • Independence Day
  • Veterans Day
Constitution Celebration Download N Go™ (K - 4, 1 week)
Share your convictions regarding love of freedom and country with your children while learning about men in powdered wigs and hot woolen clothes, struggling to create the most significant document ever seen in this country. From May 25 to September 17, 1787, they spent long, hot hours in the heat of summer to accomplish a commendable task—save the Union and unite the 13 Colonies.

George Washington Download N Go™ (K - 4, 1 week)
There's so much to discover about this favorite American soldier and President! Wouldn't it be a perfect month to let the learning sparks fly and add a little week-long celebration in honor of him to your studies? Perhaps even plan a party!

Ben Franklin Download N Go™ (K - 4, 1 week)
Was Ben Franklin an inventor or a founding father? And what were some of his inventions? Your child may know some facts about Benjamin Franklin, but the whole family will learn more with these activities. "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."—Ben Franklin

To enter this Freaky Friday Giveaway, simply leave us a comment below (not on Facebook) telling us what you do to teach you child to love their country, and what is the most patriotic thing you have done with your family. You must leave an email address for us to contact you if you win. Entries with no email address will be discarded.

Please read the Contest Specific Rules before entering.The winners will be chosen by random drawing soon after 9:00 pm CDT, Sunday, September 11, 2011. Winners will be notified by email and announced here on the blog, as well as on Facebook and Twitter.