Snidow Family Youth Page:
For Ages 2 to 122....
Even though this is titled the "Youth Page", there's something here for all ages. This page was created to promote a sense of American history, especially with an appreciation for our ancestors' lives and accomplishments. Also check out the picture of one of our youngest Snidow descendants at the bottom of this page....very cute!
In 2013, Mike Wolfe put out a book just for Kid Pickers. Picking is an interesting way to learn some things about American history!
Pages to print out and color ....Thanks in part to USA-Printables, North American History Coloring Pages. (pdf)
- U.S. FLAG Etiquette (For All Ages!)
Ben's Guide for Kids (referring to Ben Franklin)
Print Games and Interactive Games
(connect-the-dots, match game, more pictures to color, etc.)
- Pledge of Allegiance Coloring Pages (pdf)
(This is a great tool for learning the pledge!)
- Crossword - U.S. Symbols (pdf)
- Liberty's Kids - Suggested viewing... Liberty's Kids provides 7-12 year olds with a fresh and exciting experience of American history between 1773 to 1789. The site contains videos, games and much more and the TV show is excellent! PBS and the History Channel no longer air episodes of Liberty's Kids for some unfortunate reason. But you can watch five Season One Episodes for free at the following website: http://www.jaroo.com/watch/libertys-kids (copy and paste this URL into your address bar) or click HERE.
- Episode 5 - The Midnight Ride
- Episode 6 - The Shot Heard 'Round The World
- Episode 7 - Green Mountain Boys
- Episode 8 - The Second Continental Congress
- Episode 9 - Bunker Hill
Liberty's Kids is also available through Netflix! And it's also available for purchase at Amazon and other shopping sites. (The Liberty's Kids website has a few broken links but is still a great resource).
Description of the episodes: History comes alive in this excellent 40-episode, animated series about the experiences of two young teens during the American Revolution. Far more than a simple chronicle of the battles and major events of the American Revolution, Liberty's Kids tells the story of the cultural, scientific, political, and social forces that helped shape America's fight for independence from the perspective of two young teens from very different backgrounds. Sarah is a young English woman living in America who maintains a strong sense of loyalty to England and James is a printer's apprentice living the American dream, but feeling the constraints of British oppression. Working together on Benjamin Franklin's newspaper the "Pennsylvania Gazette," Sarah and James often find their interpretations of current events differ markedly and the pair constantly grapples with tough issues like slavery, self-governance, fair representation, and the role of women in battle and politics.
Listen to the Liberty's Kids theme song and watch the intro here. (it takes a few moments to load)
- States and State Capitols (pdf...includes a flag to color)
Declaration of Independence (and other neat stuff at CongressForKids.net!)
- Declaration of Independence (pdf...the text)
The Constitution for Kids
- The Constitution (pdf...the text)
- Star Spangled Banner (our National Anthem)...
Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming.
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming.
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Listen to it here - as played by the US Army Ceremonial Band.
Etiquette: The playing of "The Star Spangled Banner" commands the same respect as the raising or lowering of our flag. People are to stand still, remain silent, face the flag, or, if the flag isn't visible, face the band (or other source of the music), and place their right hand over their hearts. Men are to remove any hats or other headgear and hold them in their right hand. Members of the Armed Services of the United States, in uniform, are to salute (while wearing their hats). Members of the Armed Services of the United States, not in uniform, are to salute the flag during our national anthem. Interestingly, NASCAR drivers are to come to a complete stop. The President of The United States, as a member of the Armed Services of the United States not in uniform, should stand at attention and salute the flag.
Hear the story of the Star Spangled Banner here. Really interesting!
- Pledge of Allegiance:
I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic
for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Etiquette: The Pledge should be rendered by standing at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. When not in uniform, men should remove any non-religious headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart. Persons in uniform should remain silent, face the flag, and render the military salute.
~ US Flag Code Title 4, Chapter 1, Sec. 4
June 14th is Flag Day & commemorates the adoption of the U.S. flag by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777.
One of our youngest Snidow descendants!
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