History Adventures Storytime Event with Tara Ross
Information courtesy of | Museum of the American G.I.
Hear Ye, Hear Ye! The Museum of the American G.I. invites you to HISTORY ADVENTURES: Children’s Storytime fun! on February 10 from 1 – 2 PM. This fun adventure features children’s author Tara Ross. She will be reading one of her books chosen by the children present! Which one do you want Tara to read?
“We Elect a President: The Story of Our Electoral College” gives a fun and educational way to learn more about America’s too-often misunderstood presidential election system. Why was it created in the first place? Does it still work today? Written in straightforward language and complemented with playful illustrations, “We Elect a President” explains how the Electoral College works and why it is still needed in a great, diverse country such as our own. As the Founders intended, the system continues to protect our republic and promote our liberty. (Reading level 8 -12 years / Grade level 3-7)
“We Fought for Freedom: The Story of Our American Revolution” tackles the challenge of teaching young children about America’s fight for independence by dividing the Revolutionary War into 16 topics, each presented in chronological order and each as its own double-page spread. Presenting the Revolution in bite-size portions will help children remember the general Revolutionary War timeline and what its highlights were―and they can do it without memorizing a list of names and dates. (Reading age 7-10 years / Grade level Preschool and up)
“She Fought, Too: Stories of Revolutionary War Heroines” tells age-appropriate stories of sixteen women and girls who contributed to the American war effort behind the scenes. An index contains more information on each of the girls for parents and teachers who would like more information. Meet the 15- and 16-year-old girls who made brave dashes in the middle of the night, carrying warnings of British activity. Or meet the slave who was also a poet: She earned George Washington’s respect at a critical moment during the war. Other women were spies, fundraisers, or simply brave in the face of adversity. “She Fought, Too” reflects a fundamental truth: Every person, every effort, always makes a difference, especially when you are fighting for liberty. (Reading age 7-10 years / Grade level 2-3)
Copies of the books will be available for you to purchase so that you can share the lessons taught with your family and friends.
Price: The event is included in your regular museum admission ticket. No additional ticket is required.