Many of us are familiar with the song “Amazing Grace”. Today it is often associated with funerals and the promise of our eternal life. During the Civil War it was popular with slaves and abolitionists, and encouraged them to seek freedom that would come either in this life or after. Harriet Beecher Stowe references the song in her book Uncle Tom’s Cabin. But do you know who wrote this song? Continue reading “Amazing Grace – Freedom Seekers #8”
Merit Badge Help – Freedom Seekers #2
Since February is Black History Month, I thought I would feature badge helps from the Freedom Seekers badge each Friday during the month of February.
As American Heritage Girls, we learn about Harriet Tubman, but there were many other conductors on the Underground Railroad. Merit badge requirement #2 has the Tenderhearts research 3 famous conductors. Continue reading “Merit Badge Help – Freedom Seekers #2”
AHG Merit Badge Help – Dawn of our Country #22
Listen, my children, and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,
One if by land, and two if by sea;
These two lines are probably the famous lines of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem “Paul Revere’s Ride”. It was first published in the January 1861 issue of The Atlantic Monthly. Continue reading “AHG Merit Badge Help – Dawn of our Country #22”
AHG Merit Badge – Dawn of Our Country #21
Are you familiar with the artist John Trumbull? He was one of several artist during the Revolutionary War. Growing up in a political family, Trumbull knew many of our country’s founding fathers and witnessed the Battle of Bunker Hill.
Despite being blind in one eye, Trumbull went on to paint over 250 pieces of art. Due to the high quality and historical accuracy of his work, he was commissioned in 1817 to recreate 4 of his smaller paintings that now hang in the Capital Rotunda in Washington DC. Continue reading “AHG Merit Badge – Dawn of Our Country #21”
AHG Merit Badge Helps – Dawn of Our Country #18
In preparation for an upcoming multi-troop event, I led a Badge Bash for our Pioneer and Patriot girls. We focused on the Dawn of Our Country Merit badge.
We discussed the writing of the Declaration of Independence and the great sacrifices our founding fathers made. Continue reading “AHG Merit Badge Helps – Dawn of Our Country #18”