Patriotic Printables & Resources

Don’t you love teaching during an election year?
To be honest this is actually only my second election as a homeschooler.
But this year I’m really excited because this is the first year that I’ll have TWO students
that actually understand and grasp what I’m teaching.

So, I decided that now would be a great time to start a notebook on American Government.
I say “start” because I think this is going to be something we add to over the years.

One of my favorite things about notebooking is that you can open
up the notebook and add another sheet. It’s buildable knowlege.

The goal is that over the months and years the notebook will become familiar. Memorable even.
A visual representation for facts and truths that my children can draw upon in future years.

So to set-up the notebook I simply divided our binder into sections.

Obviously, I had to make printables….cause normal store bought dividers would NEVER do.

I also premade a few thematic minibooks for the children to fill in as we learn.

I used these resources:

Patriotic Shape Books

Let’s Learn Minibooks: Our Nation

For each section I thought I’d share some of the resources we’ll be adding in this year:


Printable Consitution Booklet

Amazing Constitution Printables from Joy Christian School

Founding Fathers Memory Game

Branches of Government Printable from Not So Wimpy Resources

Tons of Constitution Printables from this great Squidoo Lens

Executive Branch:

Presidential Nominee Fact Sheets

Paper White House Craft

White House Contact Information
so children can write a letter to the president.

Executive Branch Online Learning

Legislative Branch:

My Senators/My Representitives Fact Sheets

Last year we took a trip to our state capitol! I would highly recommend taking your children too!
We are including the photos, postcards, flattened pennies and other memorabilia in this section.

I hope we can expand this section when my children are older.

Judicial Branch

Hmmmm….a trip to the courthouse maybe?…

About our State:

Basic Facts about our State.

State Coloring Pages

State Flower/Bird/Animal Printables

State Coin

Mini Lapbook from Fortunately for You Books.

General Links:

Star Spangled Banner Printables

Patriotic Stationary from Busy Bee Kids Printables

Separation of Powers Flap Book

U.S. Symbols Matching Game

National Landmark File Folder Game

Fantastic List of MORE Election Resources from Spell Outloud

So that’s what we’ve got so far!
I’d love if you’d leave me any links or ideas for teaching about the Judicial branch,
that one has me creatively blocked for some reason :)


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  • Free Patriotic File Folder Games, Patriotic Printables, Games & Resources « St Aiden's Homeschool Blog Reply

    […] in how we’re going to use these resources? Come check out the beginnings of our American Government Notebook! I’ve shared some great links and ideas for what to include in yours […]

    September 11, 2012 at 1:29 am
  • Brandy Reply

    LOVE this. Thank you for sharing!

    September 11, 2012 at 6:35 am
  • laura Reply

    You are incredible. I have been following you for years and you continually amaze me. The goodies you put out are stunning and I can’t tell you how blessed I am that you would share your talents with us. At a loss for words and hope you have an idea of how thankful I am for you.

    September 11, 2012 at 7:14 am
  • Julie Reply

    Awesome resources thank you. I have a gaggle of girls and a bunch of others that we home school. I KNOW the younger kids will appreciate resources geared toward them! We watched the State of Union address and decided to start a page of resources for families studying the Constitution. I added this WONDERFUL page of resources to our site.

    February 6, 2014 at 8:13 pm

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