We've been learning about the period in American History known as Sectionalism. This was the time leading up to the Civil War. We charted the main events during this time, and learned that most of the factors were political in nature. Federalism was an issue of time, this was the belief that the national government should hold a lot of power, and there was a struggle going on between state governments and the federal government. The 10th Amendment to the US Constitution sa
Today we communicate easily all across the world with phones and computers, but many years ago people had to use the mail to communicate with each other. This took days, and sometimes weeks. In the 1800's there was a man named Samuel B. Morse who wanted to be a painter. When he couldn't make a name for himself as an artist, he used his creativity in different ways. Samuel Morse invented the telegraph and a code called Morse code (named after him) which made communication
We read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain and I (Jodi) recorded an interview I had with Luna about the book. Listen to our podcast to hear our conversation on our podcast page, and scroll through some of the illustrations from the book below. Enjoy!