An American Trail
Adventure Thirteen: Wisconsin and Illinois
Passing the torch together
“I love the Lord my God with all of my heart and my neighbor as myself.”
The President of the United States
The President has a big job to do. Your Daddies and Mommies lead your family and make big decisions for your family. The President leads the United States, and He makes big decisions to help our country be strong and free.
A Patriot prays for the President.
Our very first President was George Washington.
He was a true Patriot! He said that no one could lead a great nation without God and The Bible. His words and actions show that he loved God and his country.
He said in a very important speech called “The President’s Farewell Address,” some very important truths! Your teacher can read his words and explain them to you because they
are big words.
“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness.”
-President George Washington in his farewell address (1796)
Our President lives in Washington D.C. Show them where the state named Washington is located and where Washington D.C. is located on the U. S. Map. We want them to see that they are in different places.
The President lives in the White House.
He has an office in the Capitol Building.
Directions for Coloring Pages
Little Patriots do their best work. Emphasize the importance of coloring neatly. When they have completed the state, the bird and flower place a gold star on the Capital City. This is the reward for a job well done.
State Bird - Robin
State Flower -Wood Violet
State Capital - Madison
State Bird - Cardinal
State Flower - Violet
State Capitol - Springfield
The Bible teaches us to pray for those in authority over us so it will go well with you.
Let’s do that now! Let’s target our President, who has authority over us, and let's also target our parents, who have authority over us!
“Father in heaven, I thank You for my parents who love me. Please give them the wisdom to lead me.
I ask for my President to have the wisdom to lead the United States of America! Amen.
Directions for the Map
Color the states on the map the same as the coloring pages.
Directions for the United States Flag
Place a silver star on the flag for each state completed.
Good job, Little Patriot. You are a Super Star!