Welcome to Historic Heroes and Heroines!
Thank you for joining SchoolhouseTeachers.com for our series of weekly hands-on activities, Historic Heroes and Heroines, that focus on a notable figure from history. My name is Cathy Diez-Luckie from Figures In Motion. It’s a privilege to be able to share my love of history and art with you each month with projects centered around a different character who has influenced the world we live in.
Whether you are studying ancient or medieval history, the American Revolution or the Civil War, it is my hope that these weekly lessons will help you provide your children with meaningful activities to accompany your history studies.
This month we will focus on one of the most well known figures from the time of the American Revolution: John Adams. We hope that these activities will enrich your child’s learning experience. Because of the Christmas Holiday, we will be having two weeks of lessons this month, instead of the regular four weeks. Here is the schedule:
- Standing Cutout: The first of your weekly lessons will include making a standing cutout of John Adams in both a colored and color-it-in version. These cutouts may be used for dramatic plays, reenactments, or just for fun. (Week of December 2.)
- Coloring Page: A coloring page of Adams will be given in week two. (Week of December 9.)
December’s Historic Hero: John Adams
John Adams worked diligently to protect the rights of the colonists and shape the future of the United States. Educated as a lawyer, Adams became known for his belief that every person deserves a fair trial. He was praised throughout the colonies for his fight against the British right to search the property of the colonists without the owners’ permission. Adams was a champion of independence, helping to draft the Declaration of Independence, which was signed by the Second Continental Congress.
During the war, Adams was sent on diplomatic missions to France and the Dutch Republic. After the war, he was the ambassador to England. Adams later became the country’s first vice president, under George Washington, and the second president of the United States. The Library of Congress was established during his presidency, and he was the first president to live in Washington, D.C. His oldest son, John Quincy Adams, became the sixth president.
Our desire is to provide you with the highest quality history supplements that engage your children while they learn about historic heroes and heroines.
Blessings to you and your family,
Cathy Diez-Luckie, publisher at Figures In Motion, is thankful for being able to educate her three children at home and loves to study history and literature along with them. With training in art and a graduate degree in chemical engineering, her diverse background includes researching polymeric materials, directing manufacturing at a medical device company, and illustrating children’s books for a publisher in New York. Her award-winning children’s book series (Famous Figures) integrates art and history and engages children with hands-on activities and movable action figures as they learn about the great leaders of the past.