Students' civic knowledge is lagging, but some groups are taking aim at the problem.
Putting together a family tree is a great educational activity that uses math, writing, research and history skills.
How you can help at home: This activity will prepare your young child for learning social studies by building an understanding of family and generations.
How you can help at home: Make shawabtis, small mummy-like statues, to introduce your child to the art of ancient Egypt.
How you can help at home: To learn about Egyptian art, try making your own obelisk out of paper.
This fun story has it all: reading, geography, baking and pie! Enjoy this learning activity with your child.
How you can help at home: Have your child make a timeline of important family events.
How you can help at home: Explore needs and wants with your child.
How you can help at home: Walk around your neighborhood with your child and take notes on what you see.
How you can help at home: In this preschool activity your child learns about families, draws a picture of her family and then tells about someone in the picture.