Walk Through History

Hello everybody! It’s Mara here, and today I’m doing a post on a play that we are doing at school! Enjoy!

In our social studies class, we are doing a play called Walk Through History, that stars all of us 5th graders. Each 5th grader has a part. Walk Through History shows everything that we learned in social studies this year. I got assigned to the part of Paul Revere! I’m super excited I got a big part. I star in Scene 16 of the play. My lines are:

Oh, and I on the opposite shore will be. All right, I will not forget.

Look! Across the river!! Two lanterns! The British are coming by sea, I must wake the minutemen and warn the Sons of Liberty. The British are coming! The regulars are on the way! We must defend ourselves today!

We have to memorize all of our lines and bring in our own costumes. I’m wearing a blue tunic with 3/4 sleeves and some ruffles as well as some black capris. I’m really excited. I hope you enjoyed this short quick post. Bye for now!



History for Kids – July 4th was Calvin Coolidge’s Birthday

July 4th was Calvin Coolidge’s birthday. He was born in the year 1872. Beside being president he was a farmer, lawyer, governor, and vice president.   He had a raccoon named Rebecca. Calvin was an animal fan. He also got some exercise on a electric horse. He was quiet so he was known as Silent Cal. He was president for 7 years. He took oath for president in the middle of the night on his father’s farm in Vermont because that last president Warren G Harding died in the middle of the night and the United States needed a  president right away.


Calvin and Grace


Calvin Coolidge

He married a woman who taught  the deaf named Grace Goodhue. He was also a big joker like me. He once rang a bell for all the servants in the White House then he went in to a closet to hide. I am guessing he went into a closet. Calvin was shy but his wife was cheerful. Grace met Hellen Keller. There is much more about Calvin Coolidge so here are is a book I recommend  Smart about the Presidents and it is written by kids so it is really good.  Hope you check it out. Stayed tuned for more president stories. See ya all later.

Your president fan,


History for Kids – Today is Lyndon Baines Johnson’s Birthday


This is Lyndon’s wife Lady bird


Lyndon’s stamp

Today is Lyndon’s birthday. He is my favorite president of all times. Beside being president he was a teacher, rancher, US Senator, and vice president for John F Kennedy. His wife was Lady Bird. He also had two daughters Lynda Bird and Luci Baines. They also had a dog named Little Beagle Johnson and so everyone in the family had the initials LBJ.  He was president for 7 years. Lyndon drove fast and most of the time talked very loud like me but I don’t drive fast. He helped poor and elderly pay there medical bills.


Lyndon B Johnson in person

He also picked the first african american justice and he was Thurgood Marshall. Lyndon was born near Stonewall, Texas. Lyndon was born in the year 1908 and he died on January 22nd, 1973. His wife’s real name was Claudia. Lots of people had peace protests. The Vietnam War was going on during Lyndon’s time as president.  Lyndon B Johnson is so amazing. He did many good things. I really think he is the best president ever. I always liked him and Woodrow Wilson.  Thanks for reading.

Your history fan,


History for Kids – Today is Harry Truman’s Birthday

Happy Birthday to Harry Truman. Harry Truman was our 33rd president. Actually his birthday was yesterday not today. Anyway he was born on May, 8th, 1884, in Lamer, Missouri and he died on December 26th, 1972, in Independence, Missouri. He had no vice president in his first term because he was finishing off the term for Franklin D. Roosevelt, but in his second term his vice president was Alben William Barkley. Also this is a fun fact that the S in his name doesn’t stand for anything.

Harry S. Truman won a close race against Governor Thomas Dewey New York. Harry’s Wife was Bess. Harry became a Senator, then a vice president who became president during the final months of World War 2, after Roosevelt’s death. Harry Truman was a very amazing president.


History for Kids – Today is James Monroe’s Birthday

Happy Birthday to our 5th president, James Monroe.  All the ladies in his time thought he was so cute. James Monroe was born on April 28th, 1758, in Westmoreland Country, Virginia. His vice president was Daniel D. Tompkins. James Monroe died on July 4th, 1831 in New York, New York. He was the 3rd president to die on July 4th because Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on July 4th as well.

I am wondering if James Monroe got so fancy because he was sent to France by Thomas Jefferson. France is pretty fancy.  Thomas sent James to France to buy the vast Louisiana Territory. James Monroe’s times were known as the “Era of Good Feelings.”


James Monroe here.

The first wedding in the White House  was when James’s daughter Maria got married. The coolest thing about James Monroe was when he went for reelection no one in the whole United States ran against him.  James also wrote the Monroe Doctrine. It said that North and South America were ready to defend their side of the Atlantic Ocean.  They did not want Europe to set up any new colonies. “Hands off America.” He was president from 1817 – 1825. His wife was Elizabeth. She must have been proud to be such a cute guy’s wife. James Monroe was a cute and fancy president.

History for Kids – Today is Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday

imagesHappy Birthday Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson was our 3rd president. He wrote the draft of the Declaration of Independence.  He was born in Shadwell, Goochland [ now Albemarle ] Country, Va. His nickname was Fiddlin’ Thomas. He had two terms  as president. He died on July 4th, 1826 at Monticello, Charlottes, Va.  John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were not good friends when they met but they became friends later.. They both died on July 4th, 1826. When John Adams died his last words were ” Jefferson survives”. What he didn’t know that Thomas had died a hour earlier.

Thomas Jefferson did the Louisiana Purchase. Then he sent Lewis and Clark and 30 others out to discover those lands. They were called the Core of Discovery. They met Sacagawea and Charbonneau. He wanted them to see if there was a Northwest Passage to the ocean but there was no Northwest Passage. Thomas Jefferson was a great president.

History for Kids – Today is John Tyler’s Birthday

imagesHappy birthday John Tyler! John Tyler was our 10th president the United States. He was born in the year 1790 in Charles City Country, Va. He died on January 18, 1862 in Richmond, Va. John Tyler lived for 82 years. John Tyler had the largest family ever to live in the white house. He had  15 children. He had two wives but not at the same time. His first wife Letitia had 8 children and his second wife Julia had 7 children. John and his wives had something called a party for kids. When William Henry Harrison died John Tyler became president. John Tyler said that when a president dies the vice president should become president. Also, John Tyler is my 3rd favorite president. President John Tyler was a very amazing guy.