Friday is musical instrument day. Check out this YouTube video we made this afternoon!
This week we talked about how the United States became a country.
Questions to ask and how your child might answer:
Q: How many colonies were there?
A: 13 colonies
Q: Why did the colonies want to be free from England?
A: The people of the colonies did not like the rules that the King imposed.
Q: How did they communicate to the King of England?
A: They had to send messages by boat across the ocean and then wait for replies to come back.
Q: What did the King say when he got their messages?
A: “I don’t care”
Q: What did the colonies decide to do when the King would not allow them to separate?
A: They decided they had to fight.
Q: What did they call the war?
A: The Revolutionary War
Q: Who won the Revolutionary War?
A: The 13 colonies
Q: What did they have to do once they won the war?
A: They had to make their own rules.
Q: What did they call the rules they made?
A: The Constitution of the United States.