Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I received The American Patriot's Almanac: Daily Readings on America a few weeks ago. I chose it because we homeschool and I thought it would be a great addition to our library.
It tells of events that happened each day for 365 days. You could make it last a whole year. After each of the main stories, there are other key dates in American history. It's really interesting to read what happened on certain days, like your birthday.
Today's story tells where teddy bears came from. Did you know that they are named after former President Teddy Roosevelt? It goes back to a day when he was not having any luck hunting bears and one of his guides tied a bear to a tree so the president could shoot it. But, the president wouldn't shoot the bear because it was helpless. So places started selling a lot of stuffed bears called teddy bears. Cute story, isn't it?
I love history, so this was fun for me to read, but I think it would be fun for anyone. It makes me feel more patriotic. If you want to know more about it you can find it at here.