Resources for Teachers and Parents!
Vol. 2, Number 11
Kids on History in November:
is Aviation Month!
AUTHOR DAY. Formed by the General Federation
of Women's Clubs. In honor of National Author Day,
have your child or student write a letter to the author
of his or her favorite book telling why he or she
likes the book.
||George Rogers Clark*,
American Revolutionary General and Young
Patriot, was born this day in 1752. In
honor of his birthday, GEORGE
ROGERS CLARK DAY is November 19th! SEE
FEATURE ARTICLE BELOW.
EDUCATION WEEK. Always held on the first
week prior to Thanksgiving. Visit the National
Education Association website for more information.
CHILDREN'S BOOK WEEK. learn
* Included in the Young
From the Creator of
the Young Patriots Series
Hello to all my subscribers!
The "frost is on the punkin"
as poet James Whitcomb Riley would say and it's hard to believe
that holiday time is almost upon us! Young Patriots Series
illustrator, Cathy Morrison, is celebrating the upcoming holiday
season by making a unique contribution as only an artist can-see
I'm just back from the Western
Kentucky Book Expo in Sturgis, KY-near Evansville, Indiana.
More than 50 authors participated and I was fortunate enough
to be among those who visited with almost 1,000 elementary students
and spoke to two different classes of middle school students
about writing, publishing, illustrating and editing. I was asked
several times what advice I would give to an aspiring writer-my
answer was "Read!"
Don't miss our new Young-Patriot-
of-the-Month holiday gift offer-it will keep your young
readers (and writers) busy throughout 2006!
George Rogers Clark!
Celebrate George Rogers Clark Day
- November 19th -
With the Boyhood Adventures of the Young Patriot.
Rogers Clark was the second son of John and
Ann Rogers Clark. In 1752 - the year George Rogers Clark
was born - the Clark family lived in eastern Virginia
under British rule and the harsh threat of attacking
At the age of 20, George Rogers Clark left home on
a surveying expedition West, despite the strict British
rules against Westward settlement. During his land surveying
years in Virginia, he participated in Lord Dumore's
War and earned a reputation as an impressive Indian
His engaging personality and charm helped him become
the representative elected to go to Virginia to seek
security and safety through creating a definite connection
between Kentucky and Virginia. Clark returned in time,
however, to play a substantial role in fighting off
British and Native American attacks in Kentucky.
George Rogers Clark would become revered as an American
Revolutionary General. His victory over the British
at the Battle of Vincennes resulted in doubling the
size of the American colonies, adding the Northwest
Territory, which later became the states of Ohio, Indiana,
Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and part of Minnesota.
Younger brother William would follow in his explorer
brother's footsteps and become the famed leader of the
Lewis and Clark Expedition. Learn more about George
Rogers Clark here.
Volume 8 of the Young Patriots
Series depicts the boyhood adventures of
George Rogers Clark that helped shape the man who would
become the "Conqueror of the Old Northwest."
Mr. Warren stood in the doorway, with a moneybag
in his left hand and a pistol in his right. It was the
biggest, meanest-looking pistol George had ever seen.
"Run!" cried John. But the boys stood
frozen with fright. George felt as if he couldn't breathe.
What could they do? The man looked as big as a mountain.
George took a deep breath. Suddenly he put his head
down and lunged forward. His head hit Mr. Warren's stomach.
He felt the man double up and hear the pistol go off
. . .
For more information on George
Rogers Clark, Boy of the Northwest Frontier, click
THE BOOK . . .
ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS, PARENTS
|From the George
Rogers Clark, Boy of the Northwest Frontier
According to the Indiana Historical Bureau,
when Clark died in 1818 at age 62, Judge John
Rowan memorialized Clark by saying: "The
mighty oak of the forest has fallen, and now
the scrub oaks may sprout all around . . . The
father of the western country is no more."
Have your child or students write a short summary
of what he or she thinks the Judge's memorial
Children can work individually or with a friend
or parent to complete the WebQuest
by following links to gather information about
the history of petitions submitted to Virginia's
House of Burgesses. Then have him or her write
a petition to their teacher or parent for something
he or she would like to see happen.
Find the complete Teacher's Guide here.
Celebrate Aviation Month!
Among all of our modern conveniences,
the luxury of flight is perhaps one of the most phenomenal
achievements. Given the fact that we humans were created
with two legs and no natural aerodynamic abilities,
it was thought that flying was of course "for
the bird." And that we humans would be land-bound
Through the adventurous spirits of some
courageous and determined men and women, that natural
law was broken. Amelia Earhart
and Eddie Rickenbacker,
featured in the Young Patriots Series, are
just two of those heroes and heroines. Today we take
man's ability of flight - with the help of winged
machinery of course - too often for granted. So in
honor of Aviation Month this November, remember those
who came before us and lived to give us this modern
and seemingly necessary luxury.
Find Aviation Month information, activities
and much more here.
of the Young Patriots Series,
Cathy Morrison, submits artwork for "Cancer's
Robert's Snow 2005 is a fundraiser auction
showcasing exclusive pieces of art-wooden snowflakes
decorated by 200 children's book illustrators-that
will be auctioned through eBay this fall in Robert's
Snow: for Cancer's Cure.
The illustrator of the Young Patriots
Series Cathy Morrison's own snowflake design can be
100% of snowflakes sales will go to
the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/The Jimmy Fund. The
online auctions are scheduled to be held November
6-December 11, 2005.
For more information on Robert's Snow,
visit their website.
To take advantage of this special offer,
fax purchase order or print the order form,
mark it "Holiday Gift Pack," to 413-215-8030, or
MAIL to Patria Press, Inc. PO Box 752, Carmel, IN 46082.
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favorite wholesaler. Teacher's Guides and Webquests are always
free and may be downloaded at our website.
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