The Historic U.S. Documents Cursive Handwriting Series will introduce students to the text of some of the most important documents in United States history. Teachers and parents can introduce historic documents in conjunction with the cursive handwriting workbooks during social studies and history lessons.
Before using the Cursive Handwriting Copybook: U.S. Historic Documents, students should be able to understand the difference between uppercase and lowercase cursive letters. To use this workbook successfully students should have already learned to write individual uppercase and lowercase cursive letters and be ready to move on to copying cursive text without tracing.
Practicing cursive handwriting on a daily basis will expand a student’s understanding for the concepts of written language. When cursive handwriting is practiced daily, spacing between words becomes more consistent. Teachers and parents can use the Cursive Handwriting Copybook featuring Patrick Henry's Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death Speech, to utilize hand-over-hand guidance techniques that will help students make correct cursive letter strokes. Guided lines have been provided in this handwriting copybook to quickly teach correct cursive letter formation and word spacing.
There are no cursive tracing letters in this workbook. It is for Level 2 writers who can recognize upper and lowercase cursive letters and are beginning to write in cursive on their own without tracing.
Why is the Cursive Handwriting Copybook featuring Patrick Henry's Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death Speech, an important addition to your student’s curriculum? A 2013 New York Times article states that, “Learning to write in cursive is shown to improve brain development in the areas of thinking, language and working memory. Cursive handwriting stimulates brain synapses and synchronicity between the left and right hemispheres, something absent from printing and typing. As a result, the physical act of writing in cursive leads to increased comprehension and participation. The College Board found that students who wrote in cursive for the essay portion of the SAT scored slightly higher than those who printed.”
This handwriting book is perfect for improving cursive penmanship. The Cursive Handwriting Copybook featuring Patrick Henry's Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death Speech, is a great resource for the homeschool classroom as well as public and private kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade classrooms. It’s a great companion to printed alphabet handwriting programs such as Zaner-Bloser and Kumon. It’s superior to one-page online cursive penmanship worksheets because it gives students a chance to get used to using the workbook format—the same type used in classrooms.