We decided to do school this week a little differently. We took a break from our normal curriculum and instead dove into American Government.
We started on Monday by talking about Martin Luther King, jr. which easily led into the inauguration on Tuesday. Yesterday, we got into the Constitution and the 3 branches of the government. We focused on the Legislative branch yesterday. Today we went on to talking about the other 2 branches and how they all function together and the jobs they each have.
I feel like I am learning right alongside my kids. I honestly couldn't tell you many of the details last week that I am teaching today. I have looked for online sources before to make teaching this easy. I have found some sites in the past that are good for working on the computer. But yesterday, I found a great informational site with pages you can print out. If you have never checked out www.kids.gov , you should. It is very user and child friendly.