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“Learning History is Fun” Bundles! Educational and entertaining!

Perfect for Homeschoolers, Parents, Teachers, History Buffs…Everyone!


The following “Learning History is FunEbooks and Lesson Plan Special Bundles are offered by Author & Illustrator Michael Dooling Michael has garnered over 50 awards, illustrated over sixty books, written six, visited 1,000+ schools nationwide inspiring children to read.

“Learning is Fun” Bundles Early American History! Inventors! Fossil Hunters!


Founding of America bundle $19.98 VALUE! special bundle price of $9.99!
Receive: Elijah and George – A revolutionary tale chapter book, Inspiring and engaging Historical Fiction based on Letters and Diaries of the American REVOLUTIONARY war
AND – george washington’s army and me lesson plan!
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Elijah and George – A Revolutionary Tale Chapter Book

  • For Ages 9 – Adults
  • EPUB Format – 140 Pages with 12 beautiful illustrations. 
  • BONUS PDF FORMAT
  • Sneak peak into the family-friendly Historical Drama Elijah and Jack – A Revolutionary Tale! The movie is based on this book!

About: 
Based on Diaries and Letters from the Period. The story of Elijah and George chronicles the adventures of an 10-year-old farm-boy caught up during the American Revolutionary War in the struggle to regain Independence for Family, Freedom and Home!

Summary: An impossible adventure begins when a young boy sneaks out of General George Washington’s encampment to find his father, a soldier who does not return from the 1778 Battle of Monmouth. Will the game of Draughts save the young boy’s life and get him home?

Just finished reading “Elijah and George- a Revolutionary Tale,” and I am so excited that young people will learn about this chapter of American history through this well written book. Not only does the story capture you, but the illustrations and characters help tell the story through movement, colors and expressions. I have always been a fan of Michael Dooling’s books and this one is now one of my favorite. He has a way of making his stories come to life and young people not only enjoy his storytelling but they learn a great deal of history in the process. I can’t wait to see the movie!
~ Doris Brown, EdD, Educational Consultant, Retired School Principal 

George Washington’s Army and Me Literature Unit to Elijah and George Chapter Book

32 PagesPDF Format
Teachers and Homeschoolers – Grades 4th – 10th
English Language Arts; Social Studies; History; Informational Text

About
: Did you know that families lived, worked, and marched right alongside George Washington’s army? This Lesson Plan is a perfect way to integrate English Language Arts with social studies and the study of the American Revolution.

The high interest lesson plan centers around the reasons women and children chose to follow George Washington’s Army during the Revolutionary War. It sparks a great sense of loyalty to family and country and helps students connect with those who sacrificed their safety and comforts of home.

INCLUDES:
  • Mini-poster devoted to the Liberty Bell with questions about its origin and purpose
  • Activities that center around how to interpret illustrations and pictures in articles and stories.
  • The game of Checkers was called Draughts during the War. There is a Checkboard game with 1700 era coins that are used as checkers.
  • A map of the Thirteen Colonies with questions gives students a sense of location of where the War took place. Map skills include: cardinal directions, map scale, and asks students to write the names of the colonies and the Atlantic Ocean on the map. 
  • Vocabulary, main idea/details, summarizing, figurative language (distinguishing between similes and metaphors), interpretation of direct quotations, comparing the article with an article with a similar theme, author’s purpose, opinion, parts of speech, illustrations of events during the War with dialogue bubbles that have clues to what the events are, an article about the author is also included with questions.
  • An extensive list of websites to support the activites is included as well as extension activities. Complete teaching instructions are given as well.


Early Inventors Bundle! $29.97 VALUE! SPECIAL BUNDLE PRICE OF $9.99!
Receive: Morse Code Lesson Plan; and Young Thomas Edison Ebook; and Young Thomas edison Lesson Plan!
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Morse Code, with Lightning Speed Samuel Morse and the Telegraph

  • Subjects: U.S. History, General Science, Informational Text
  • Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool 
  • Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Printables 
  • File Type: PDF (12 MB|21 pages)

In 1844, Samuel Morse changed the world by perfecting the telegraph. No longer did people have to wait weeks for a letter to arrive. Messages could be sent instantaneously—with Lightning Speed. Educational fun!

Worksheets include: characters, plot, setting, character traits, themes, cause/effect, conflict/resolution, response to text, and summarizing. Based on an article about Samuel Morse and the telegraph, this 21 page packet includes an article, ready to print student worksheets with answers, Morse Code activity, Extension Activities, Related Web Sites and Teacher Instructions. A good resource for Elementary, Middle, and High School.

Young Thomas Edison an Ebook

“Belongs in every library,” said School Library Journal. How did Thomas Edison grow up to be America’s greatest inventor? Author and illustrator Michael Dooling explores the beginnings of Edison’s genius: from his difficulty in school, to his early years as a young scientist, to the man everyone called “The Wizard”.

Subject: Science, Social Studies – History, Literature

Grade Levels: Kindergarten through 8th Grade, Homeschool

Resource Type: Ebooks – File Type: PDF (82 MB|34 pages)

“This inspiring book honors a brilliant inventor and belongs in every library.” School Library Journal (Starred Review)

“This book exceeded all of our expectations…it is literature of this quality that instills a love of history in a child…Exquisite!” Treetop Learning

Literature Guide for Young Thomas Edison

  • Subject: Science, Social Studies – History, Informational Text
  • Grade Levels: 4th through 10th and Homeschool
  • Resource Type: Worksheets, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
  • File Type: PDF (5 MB|12 pages)

This packet of ready to print student worksheets includes an article about Thomas Edison with student worksheets and answers. Questions and activities align with:

  • CCSS.ELA.Literacy RI.5.1 and RI.4.1
  • CCSS.ELA.Literacy RI.5.2 and RI.4.2 and CCSS.ELA.Literacy RI.5.3 and RI.4.3
  • CCSS.ELA.Literacy RI.5.4 and RI.4.4 and CCSS.ELA.Literacy RI.5.4 and RI.4.5
  • CCSS.ELA.Literacy RL.5.1 and R.4.1 and CCSS.ELA.Literacy RL.5.2 and R.4.2
  • CCSS.ELA.Literacy RL.5.3 and R.4.3 and CCSS.ELA.Literacy RL.5.4 (not 4th grade)
  • CCSS.ELA.Literacy RL.5.5 (not 4th grade) and CCSS.ELA.Literacy RL.5.9 (not 4th grade)


Benjamin Franklin Declaration of Independence Bundle! $19.98 VALUE! SPECIAL BUNDLE PRICE OF $9.99!
Receive: Benjamin Franklin Literature Guide; And A masterly pen – the Declaration of Independence lesson plan!
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Benjamin Franklin Lesson Plan

Franklin was part of the five-member committee that drafted the Declaration of Independence.

“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest,” said Benjamin Franklin, printer, scientist, inventor, musician, postmaster, statesman, author, diplomat, sage, and one of America’s Founding Fathers.

Explore the many contributions he made to the colonies including: founding the first library, the first volunteer fire department, the first public hospital, the first mutual insurance company, and the first liberal arts college.

  • Colonial life, Benjamin Franklin, Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, Editing, Proverbs, Character Education
  • Subject: Reading, Social Studies – History, Informational Text
  • Grade Levels: 4th through 10th, Homeschool
  • Resource Type: Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Printables
  • File Type: PDF (11 MB) – 22 pages

Worksheets include: characters, plot, setting, character traits, themes, cause/effect, conflict/resolution, response to text, and summarizing. Based on an article about Benjamin Franklin, this 22 page packet includes an article, ready to print student worksheets with answers, John Thompson, Hatter story (about editing), The Importance of Reading sheet (excerpts from his autobiography), The Importance of Mathematics sheet (Magic Square), The importance of Writing sheet (a poem about a squirrel), and the Importance of Self-improvement sheet, Aphorisms & Proverbs, Postage Stamp activity, Vocabulary, Extension Activities, Related Web Sites and Teacher Instructions. A good resource for Elementary, Middle, and High School.

The Declaration of Independence, A Masterly Pen

The fifty-six men who signed the Declaration CHANGED THE WORLD! Use this lesson plan to teach the true meaning behind the Fourth of July.

  • Subject: United States History, Holidays/Seasonal, Informational Text
  • Grade Levels: 5th through 10th, Homeschool
  • Resource Type: Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Printables
  • File Type: PDF (16 MB|28 pages)

Informational text worksheets include: characters, plot, setting, character traits, themes, cause/effect, conflict/resolution, response to text, and summarizing. Based on an article about the Declaration of Independence, this 28 page packet includes an article, ready to print student worksheets with answers, Declaration of Independence facts, Write like a Revolutionary activity, vocabulary sheet, Independence Day facts, extension activities, related web sites and teacher instructions. A good resource for 5th through 10th grades.

“Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness, “ wrote Virginia delegate Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson was chosen to write the Declaration of Independence because he had a reputation as a ‘masterly pen’. Explore why the colonists revolted, how the delegates struggled to come to terms with declaring independence, and what Independence Day really means.



The Great race to the First american Automobile company BUNDLE! $19.98 VALUE! SPECIAL BUNDLE PRICE OF $9.99!
receive: The great horseless carriage race ebook; and Lesson PLAN!
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The Great Horse-Less Carriage Race an Ebook

GREAT READ-ALOUD…HOLD ON and ride along for a wild and wacky adventure as Author & Illustrator Michael Dooling putt putts you through history at 7mph! The winner started America’s first automobile company and changed the world. People could now live in the country and work in the city. Can you hear the engine, Kerplunk, hiss, pitouee!? Toot the horn, Bwonk, bwonk! Considered a GREAT READ-ALOUD for elementary grades k-5th.

  • Subject: Social Studies – History, U.S. History, Literature
  • Grade Levels: Kindergarten through 8th, Homeschool
  • Resource Type: Ebooks
  • File Type: PDF (91 MB|34 pages)

“This exciting account of the race that gave birth to America’s first automobile company is accompanied by vivid paintings guaranteed to transport readers to an unforgettable day in our history.”

“Children will be captivated by this vivid, tongue-in-cheek glimpse of the earliest automobiles and the doughty men who built and rode them to victory.” —Booklist

“Dooling has lovingly re-created an era… his spreads convey the icy dullness of the day, the enthusiasm of the onlookers, and even the frenzy of the race.” —School Library Journal

Lesson Plan for The Great Horse-less Carriage Race

Imagine it is the year 1895 and the big question on your mind is: will the horse-less carriage really replace the horse-and-carriage? The Great Horse-less Carriage Race was sponsored by The Chicago Times-Herald. The newspaper wanted to prove that the horse-less carriage was a better mode of transportation than the horse-and-carriage. Many people were skeptical of this new and strange machine. They thought it was just a fad and motors would never replace the horse.

Worksheets include: characters, plot, setting, character traits, themes, cause/effect, conflict/resolution, response to text, and summarizing. Based on the very popular book The Great Horse-less Carriage Race, this packet includes an article, ready to print student worksheets with answers, pioneer drawing activity, racecourse map, period advertisements, extension activities, related web sites and teacher instructions. 

  • Subject: Social Studies – History, U.S. History, Literature
  • Grade Levels: 3rd through 10th, Homeschool
  • Resource Type: Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Printables
  • File Type: PDF (35 MB|20 pages)

Your students will be captivated by this wild and wacky race and the pioneers who putt, putted along at the unheard of speed of 7 mph across the city of Chicago! The winner started America’s first automobile company the following year. Within three years there were more than two hundred automobile companies. People were now beginning to see how the horse-less carriage could benefit them. Soon people would be able to live in the country and drive to work in the city. The Great Horse-less Carriage Race marked the beginning of the automobile era and the end of the horse-and-carriage days. These early pioneers revolutionized the way people lived and worked. America would never be the same.



Fossils Archeology BUNDLE! $29.97 VALUE! SPECIAL BUNDLE PRICE OF $9.99!
Receive: Fossil hunter and the legend of the dragon antiquity ebook; and fossil hunter Literature guide and Literature Guide for Mary Anning and the Sea Dragon!
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Fossil Hunter and the Legend of the Dragon of Antiquity

This Ebook Story brings Fossil hunter William Foulke’s quest for strange and monstrous bones to life. In 1858, Foulke unearths the first almost complete dinosaur skeleton ever found, proving what dinosaurs looked like and that they really once existed. He changed paleontology from a gentlemen’s hobby to a mainstream science.

34 pages in PDF format. Literature Guide Information Below.

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful Fossil Hunter ebook! I wish there was a way to rate it an A+. Your illustrations are captivating and will inspire students to learn more about fossils and maybe to even pursue careers in paleontology! This is a great addition for any library or classroom! Looking forward to seeing more of your ebooks! Ruth TPT Seller

Fossil Hunter Lesson Plan

In 1858 fossil hunter William Foulke unearthed (in Haddonfield, NJ) the first nearly complete dinosaur skeleton ever found, proving what dinosaurs looked like and that they really once existed. William’s discovery ended years of speculation. It changed paleontology from a gentlemen’s hobby to a mainstream science. This find CHANGED THE WORLD!

  • Subject: Science, Archeology, U.S. History
  • Grade Levels: 3rd through 10th, Homeschool
  • Resource Type: Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Printables
  • File Type: PDF (35 MB|22 pages)

Worksheets include: characters, plot, setting, character traits, themes, cause/effect, conflict/resolution, response to text, and summarizing. Based on fossil hunter William Foulke, this 22 page packet includes an article, ready to print student worksheets with answers, map of dig site, Haddy the dinosaur facts, hadrosaurus facts, bone chart, bone labeling activity, extension activities, related web sites and teacher instructions. 

Unfortunately, there is no A+ on the rating. This is amazing. The illustrations are striking, the prose is concise, engaging, and informative, and the accompanying activities are practical and creative. My nine-year-old loves this, and I know it’s only marked through 6th grade, but I am binding a copy for my high school classroom library. It will provide an engaging extension activity. Thank you for creating this! Leah – TPT Seller

Mary Anning and the Sea Dragon Lesson Plan

Your children will be captivated by the hard work and determination of eleven year old fossil hunter Mary Anning who loved to scour the shore of Lyme Regis, England for stone curiosities and shells. In 1810, Mary unearthed the first sea-reptile fossil ever found. Was it an alligator or a sea dragon? Mary gets credit for being the world’s first paleontologist.

Subject: Archaeology, Paleontology, Informational Text, Women’s History Month

  • Grade Levels: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
  • Resource Type: Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Printables
  • File Type: PDF (72 MB|20 pages)

This product is based on the popular children’s book Mary Anning and the Sea Dragon (written by Jeannine Atkins and illustrated by Michael Dooling). The text and illustrations of the book were reviewed for accuracy by Dr. John Maisey, Fossil Fish Curator at the Museum of Natural History in New York.

Worksheets include: characters, plot, setting, character traits, themes, cause/effect, conflict/resolution, response to text, and summarizing. Good resource for grades 3rd, 4th, 5th, Middle, High School and Homeschool.

This packet includes an article, ready to print student worksheets with answers, paleontologist drawing activity, maps of Lyme Regis, ichthyosaur facts, fossil hunting tips, extension activities, related web sites and teacher instructions.

All winter, Mary worked with chapped, red hands. As she worked she heard her father’s voice as clearly as if he were speaking to her, “Don’t ever stop looking, Mary.” This 1908 tongue twister, written by songwriter Terry Sullivan, was inspired by the life of Mary Anning.

She sells seashells on the seashore

The shells she sells are seashells, I’m sure

For if she sells seashells on the seashore

Then I’m sure she sells seashore shells


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