The Story of Apples in Early America

There are lots of “apple” books and unit studies, but older kids need to enjoy the apple fun, too. It is amazing how quickly apples became a major crop in the early United States. It wasn’t long after the European colonists began arriving that apple orchards became a significant part of every farm! In addition…

The (Short) Story of Zippers

The zipper might seem like just another common item around the house, but the story behind it has a lot of surprises. You’ll love reading about zippers with this colorful and fun PDF eBook, including how the zipper got its name. (You will be really glad we don’t use the original name for the zipper…

The Pony Express Virtual Ride

You’ve probably heard of the Pony Express but how much do you know about the 1,900 mile trail from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California? Take a virtual ride alongside the Pony Express riders. History comes alive with an hour of exclusive video stories of the people, places, and events along the trail. The Pony…