Figures in History

Cathy Diez-Luckie

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September 2014: Figures in History

Welcome to Historic Heroes and Heroines!

figsinhist_sep2Thank you for joining for our series of weekly hands-on activities, Historic Heroes and Heroines, that focuses on notable figures 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. For the next two months, we will study two famous generals of the Civil War: Ulysses S. Grant and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. We hope that these activities will enrich your child’s learning experience:

  • Week 1 (September 2): Standing Cutouts: The first of your weekly lessons will include making a standing cutout of Ulysses S. Grant in both a colored and color-it-in version. These cutouts may be used for dramatic plays, reenactments, or just for fun.
  • Week 2 (September 8): Word Search Puzzle: In the second week’s activity, your child will be provided a word search puzzle with words relating to U.S. Grant and his life. An answer key is provided.
  • Week 3 (September 15): Coloring Page: A coloring page of U.S. Grant will be given in week three.
  • Week 4 (September 22): Accent on Art: The fourth of the weekly lessons will consist of a project relating to the life of the hero or heroine. This month we will learn about this famous general’s art interests while studying at West Point and look at two of his paintings. In other months we will study a painting, mosaic, or sculpture made of the character or associated with his or her life.

September’s Historic Hero: Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant (1822–1885), the son of a tanner who became the commanding general of the Union army, defeated the Confederate army, ending the Civil War. He served in the Mexican War and was honored for his bravery. Several years later, he resigned from the army in poor health and struggled in various occupations to support his family.

Much more information is presented with the lessons and activities inside. Join me for September’s hands-on project about Ulysses S. Grant!

Join me for September’s Figures in History lesson and activities!

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

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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.