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Have Your Kids Hunt Through History!
Children ages 8 and above are invited to hunt through history on July 4 from 10 am -2 pm and July 22 2-4 pm at the Women In Military Service For America Memorial's "Just 4 Kids" Hunt Through History program.
Join veterans and volunteers as they help you find astronauts, dog tags, heroines from the American Revolution and more using artifacts, photographs, exhibits, quotes, computers and architecture. As students dig through the past and experience the present, they will learn about the Women's Memorial, history, patriotism, symbolism, teamwork and the history of women serving in defense of America for nearly 230 years.
Wear comfortable shoes and clothes for indoor and outdoor activities. It promises to be a fun-filled afternoon!
Hunt Through History is one in a series of two-hour special educational "Just 4 Kids" programs hosted by the Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation. While covering a variety of topics and involving various activities for students of all ages, the programs are designed to familiarize attendees with the responsibilities of citizenship, American history, patriotism and, of course, women's rich heritage of service. All events are FREE and open to the public, but seating is limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information or to reserve a seat, call Jennifer Finstein or Leigh Anne McNamara at 800-222-2294 or 703-533-1155. The Women's Memorial is located at the gateway to Arlington National Cemetery and is accessible by METRO (Blue Line, Arlington Cemetery). Paid parking is available.
Summertime Reading for LD High School Students
If your child has a reading problem, you should know that your child is not alone. According to the National Institutes of Health, 80 percent of people with learning disabilities have reading problems. When your child can voice and acknowledge that they have a reading problem, to themselves and to others, they are taking a major step toward success. Honesty can allow your child to take the action necessary to understand their disability and succeed in spite of it.
The Schwab Foundation for Learning, a non profit serving parents and educators of children with learning differences, has written For the High School Student: Improving Reading, Taking Tests and Planning for the Future. This * free* publication is written expressly for teens in a clear, easy-reading style. From "What You Should Know About Learning Disabilities" to "Choosing to Go to College," this helpful guide encourages teens to become advocates for their own learning needs.
For the High School Student stresses understanding of learning differences, self-motivation and building confidence. Its eight sections discuss tools and strategies for improving learning and test-taking skills, including taking advantage of technology. For students thinking about college, there is advice about entrance exams, accommodations and choosing a school that will help you succeed.
Click here to download the For the High School Student guide. (Requires Acrobat Reader)