You probably know that Franklin D. Roosevelt’s profile is the image emblazoned on the front of the US dime. But, the greater question is…do you know why? When FDR was 39 years old, he was vacationing with his family at their summer home near New Brunswick, Canada. After falling in the water during an afternoon [...]
In October 2007, I had the opportunity of attending my first writer’s workshop hosted by Highlights Magazine. I loved my experience so much that I decided to attend another workshop the following September. Honesdale is a beautiful little town located in the Poconos Mountains region of Northeastern PA about two hours west of New York [...]
On my first trip to New York, I didn’t stay in Manhattan like most tourists do. Instead, I stayed across the East River in Jackson Heights with friends. From the moment I arrived in Queens, the borough’s name sounded strangely familiar to me. But why? Had I learned about it in school or studied it [...]
Miley Cyrus grew up watching her dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, sing country music for huge crowds. Now, she’s not only a performer herself, but an international sensation. Miley is the star of her own television show and performs in concerts around the world. But what is it like to have achieved so much success by [...]
People all around the world enjoy the hobby of gardening. They love planting tiny seeds in the soil and watching them sprout into mature plants. Gardening isn’t just for adults, however. Kids can plan, create, and maintain their own gardens, too. Riding bikes, hiking, and playing sports aren’t the only things you can do in [...]
Spinning on a Ferris Wheel is loads of fun. Solve the puzzle to find out an interesting fact about this fab carnival ride. Click on the picture for a larger version. This puzzle was published in Highlights for Children, October 2009, page 30.
Take a virtual tour of Church History sites by completing this puzzle. Click on the picture for a printable version. “Church History Tour” was published in the Friend magazine in December 2009 on page 48.
On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his now famous “I have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. Obviously, this was a strategically-chosen site for the speech with the Great Emancipator’s marble statue in the background overseeing the event. Unfortunately in the 60s even though it had [...]
Reminiscent of the Choose Your Own Adventure books from the 1980s, this book allows readers to choose their own path during the Battle of the Alamo. First choice to make: will you be a defender of the Alamo (a Texian) or a Mexican soldier in Santa Anna’s army? The best part about this book…You can [...]
Historical documents are oftentimes very difficult to read. In this book, the Bill of Rights is broken down into sections and then re-worded into text a young student will be able to understand. Historical information and conservation methods are also shared at the beginning and end of the book.