One of our favorite things to do after a history lesson is to build something that represents the time period. We began Cycle 3 with the Sacagawea Tipi project, then the Covered Wagon, and we just finished Abraham Lincoln’s Log Cabin. My son loves hands-on learning, while my daughter would rather make up a song or dance.

These particular pieces represent the invention mindset of the Industrial Revolution, a time in our country’s history when technology began to reshape transportation, education, and productivity.

See my post on Technology & Family: How Far We’ve Come.

If you have different learning styles under your roof, we’ve put together a list of our favorite building kits that relate to Cycle 3 that your can order directly as a Christmas or birthday gift for the builders in your life.

Bonus Video! Peanuts & The Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk