Knowledge Keepers 2024 Reading Challenge

Who doesn’t love a new reading challenge at the start of the New Year? Knowledge Keepers has a new one for you, and the best part is that it’s simple. (Get the printable version at the end!) As with everything we do here, this simple list is dedicated to helping readers become more history literate… Continue reading Knowledge Keepers 2024 Reading Challenge

Once a slaveholder…

If you’ve followed Knowledge Keepers for any amount of time, you know that we started after a simple google search for historic photos of American inventors. That led down a rabbit trail of learning how biased an internet search can be, and realizing just how atrocious the “history” online is. Now, I know that history… Continue reading Once a slaveholder…

Howard Zinn and the hatred of America

For a long time, I couldn’t understand why people hated our historical forefathers. I didn’t know where the Pilgrim and Columbus misunderstanding and misrepresentation came from. I mean, I assumed (correctly) that it was being badly taught in schools, but I thought it was a gradual updating of one textbook from the last (bad) textbook,… Continue reading Howard Zinn and the hatred of America

Indigenous People’s Day is an opportunity for virtue signaling

When creating a holiday as broad as Indigenous People’s Day, it would be wise to proceed with caution. In the case of this holiday, it was invented in direct opposition to Columbus Day. Why? Because of the false narrative begun by Howard Zinn in his history-like book, “A People’s History of the United States.” Thanks… Continue reading Indigenous People’s Day is an opportunity for virtue signaling

Comparing the Disinformation Governance Board to Orwell’s Ministry of Truth is entirely valid

Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech. -Benjamin Franklin The First Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees its citizens the right to free speech. This freedom is not to be governed. Specifically, our founders understood what it was like to speak out against tyrannical powers,… Continue reading Comparing the Disinformation Governance Board to Orwell’s Ministry of Truth is entirely valid

Free Oregon Trail Homeschool Study Guide

The 9th book in our series is here, and to accompany it, we’ve created a free Oregon Trail homeschool study guide to use with all ages! Freighters and Pilgrims: Two Stories of Western Immigration is two books in one, telling the true stories of traveling west in 1865.      I create my guides for the… Continue reading Free Oregon Trail Homeschool Study Guide

Two Diaries from the Oregon Trail

The latest book in the Knowledge Keepers Series is two books in one: the story of Chalres E. Young and his journey westward with a freight team, and the diary of Sarah Raymond Herndon and her days with a wagon train. If you love pioneer stories, you need to read these two diaries from the… Continue reading Two Diaries from the Oregon Trail

Slavery and the Founding Fathers

Why didn’t our founding fathers set their slaves free if they were so interested in freedom? What does that have to do with Pride and Prejudice or Downton Abbey? Why should you read my recent history book, Able and Mighty Men? Let’s address the issue of slavery and the founding fathers with a bit of… Continue reading Slavery and the Founding Fathers

Bonus Links: Miles Standish

Purchase your copy of Mile Standish, Puritan Captain here at Knowledge Keepers Bookstore or on Amazon. This book is an easy-to-follow story, even for children, but I also have a couple of recommendations for children’s picture books: Three Young Pilgrims By Cheryl Harness / Aladdin When Bartholemew, Remember, and Mary Allerton and their parents first… Continue reading Bonus Links: Miles Standish

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Bonus Links: Christopher Columbus

I have created a free study guide to use with this very important book! Age level This book is actually two books in one, and adaptable to all ages. Book One is a narrative of the life and discoveries of Columbus, written by Edward Everett Hale in 1892, and based on the journals and letters… Continue reading Bonus Links: Christopher Columbus