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In This Issue
Black History Month
• FACE: George
• Christian Liberty
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• Beautiful Feet
Books: The Landmark Collection
• The Learning
Parent: For You They Signed
Special days during this month provide
interest and motivation for studying topics
on U.S. Presidents and Black History.
These topics also offer variety in your
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Presidents Day – Learning
Let George Washington's life
Influence your family and your children.
The Character and Influence
of One Man
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• See how God shaped his life from
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Presidents Day is observed on the third
Monday of February. Choose from the
following activities for a one-day unit
1. Is it Presidents Day or
The third Monday in February is designated
by Federal law as Washington's Birthday.
In 1971, President Nixon issued a
proclamation declaring the holiday as
Presidents Day, as it has become popularly
known. Presidents Day honors both
George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, as
well as all past presidents of the United
States of America. See more information
2. Consult Our Constitution.
Read about the Duties and Qualifications
of the President as they are stated in The
Constitution of the United States, Article
II. This online
copy provides links to Amendments 20, 22,
and 25 that change portions of Article
3. The President's Job
The U.S. Government Printing Office offers
a student-friendly, yet detailed, summary of
U.S. presidential duties, including:
Executive Branch, The President, Legislative
Powers of the President, Requirements and
Terms to become President, The President's
Budget, The President's Cabinet, Order of
Succession, and The Presidents of the United
States (chart). Ben's Guide: Grades
4. Meet the Presidents.
See a slide
show of all 40 Presidents and read a biographical
sketch of each.
5. Do More Research.
See background information, election
results, cabinet members, notable events, and
points of interest for each of the presidents
at the Internet
Public Library. You will find links
to biographies, homes, monuments, documents,
audio and video files, and other sites.
6. In Their Own Words.
speeches and documents of all the
presidents, including their Inaugural
Addresses and State of the Union
7. Washington's and Lincoln's
• See the
overwhelming evidence that George Washington
was a Christian at www.christiananswers.net.
• Resources by D.
"Was Lincoln A Christian?" Free
online video (13 minutes). Also:
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Washington. "The Faith of
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"George Washington, The Christian"
complimentary booklet; "George
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Presidents Day – Activities
8. Free e-Books.
this complimentary 79-page Presidents Day
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ebook of learning activities on US Presidents
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Presidents' Day Page. Information,
activities, and links at www.annieshomepage.com.
learning activities from EnchantedLearning.com.
learning activities for Presidents'
"O Captain, My Captain" was written by
Walt Whitman about the assassination of
• Recite or read
the poem with appropriate expression.
• Study the
meaning of the poem. See poem and link
to "poem explanation" at www.galegroup.com.
to a "Hail
to the Chief" the tune traditionally
played by the United States Marine Band to
announce the ceremonial entrance of the U.S.
Commander-in-Chief – the President of
the United States.
the story of "Hail to the Chief."
12. Visit the White House
White House Tour or listen to "The
President's Own" US Marine Band as you take a
virtual tour of White House conducted by John
Philip Sousa at MarineBand.usmc.
how you can visit the White House in
person.See White House and Washington, D.C.
information and activities at EnchantedLearning.com.
your local library or video store for videos
on the White House (by A&E).
The Landmark Collection Brings to Life
and Personalities in Our Nation's Past.
Your children will experience history
through the stories of George Washington,
Abraham Lincoln, Amelia Earhart, the Yukon
Gold Rush, the heroes of World War I and II,
This collection of 26 books includes
all the re-issued Landmark titles currently
available along with several "Landmark-like"
titles originally published 40-50 years
February Is Black History Month
Historian Carter Woodson, the son of
former slaves, chose the month of February as
Black History Month (originally “Negro
History Week”) because of the proximity
of the birthdays of emancipator Abraham
Lincoln (Feb. 12) and abolitionist Frederick
Douglass (Feb. 14).
A Christian perspective of this topic, as
well as what God and science say about the
"races" is provided below.
Jesus prayed, “I do not ask
on behalf of these alone, but for those also
who believe in Me . . . that they
may be one, just as We are one; I in
them and You in Me, that they may be
perfected in unity.” (John
Black Christian History
Free Indeed: Heroes of Black
Christian History contains an
overview of black church history, including
13 biographical sketches of leading black
Christians. From Bob Jones University
Press. • Free
Ed. (grades 6-12)
Resource Material (project ideas,
illustrations for bulletin boards, unit test,
article “Slave Songs Transcend
A historian has commented, “One of
the greatest miracles and movements in all
Christian history is the acceptance of the
Gospel by so many African-Americans.
“The slaves not only appropriated
the faith that was culturally identified with
the oppressor, but gave it enriched meaning
and depth, not least through their music and
Also see spirituals at Cyber
Heroes of Black Christian History
"The history of black American church
leaders resonates with faith and heroism.
"In addition to the challenges that
normally confront heralds of the gospel,
African American Christians also faced
slavery and racial discrimination.
"Their deep love for Christ and their
fellow believers and their passion for lost
souls made them dauntless soldiers for the
Lord, proclaiming the way of salvation and
the equality of all men and women in God's
(From description of Free Indeed,
published by Bob Jones University Press.)
article, "Through Many Trials and Snares,"
inspiring stories taken from Free
Resources from WallBuilders
Read Articles online
by David Barton, founder and president of
• "The Civil War: Honoring
• "Black Patriots of the American
• "A History of Black Voting
• "Black History Month: Honoring
• "The Founding Fathers and
• "The Bible, Slavery, and
• "Confronting Civil War
Setting the Record Straight:
American History in Black & White by
David Barton. A unique view of the
religious and moral heritage of African
Americans that has been expertly intertwined
with untold, yet significant, stories from
our rich African American political
For You They Signed –
A New Book by Marilyn Boyer
A History of the Signers of the
Declaration of Independence,
endorsed by historian David Barton
• 56 Signers: Study one American hero
and the related Scriptures and character
qualities per week.
• Shows the godly philosophy of our
Founders and includes many personal
testimonies of salvation through Jesus
• Re-awaken a sense of patriotism and
the inspiration to take back our great
institutions from secularism.
Is There a Black "Race"?
(Information quoted and taken from The
Revised & Expanded Answers Book by Don
Batten, Ken Ham, Jonathan Sarfati, and Carl
Wieland, chapter 18 online.)
According to God's Word, all humans on
earth today are descended from Noah and his
wife, his three sons and their wives, and
before that from Adam and Eve.
All the factors for skin color were
present in Adam and Eve. The amount of
the skin pigment melanin determines skin
color, just as the amount of fat around the
eye determines eye shape.
Modern genetics show how, following a
break-up of a population (such as the Tower
of Babel), variations in skin color, for
example, can develop in only a few
The biological differences between the
“races” today are not very
great. In fact, the DNA of any
two people in the world would typically
differ by just 0.2 percent! Of
this, only 6 percent can be linked to racial
categories; the rest is “within
There is really only one race—the
human race. The Bible teaches us that
God has “made of one blood all nations
of men” (Acts 17:26). Scripture
distinguishes people by tribal or national
groupings, not by skin color or physical
Racism Questions and Answers
Read dozens of articles on Answers in Genesis
plus listen to several recorded seminar
sessions by Ken Ham. Topics include:
• How have evolutionary ideas
racism and violence?
• Where did the human races come
• What is the Bible's view on
interracial marriage and racism?
How Did Different Skin Colors Come
article with understandable scientific
discussion of genes and chromosomes.
• What are the consequences of
false beliefs about the origin of races?
• Are black people the result of
a curse on Ham?
• Is interracial marriage biblical?