Portraits of American Girlhood is a wonderful curriculum based on the American Girl books and is written by Cindy Sotelo of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

I am in no way affiliated with Portraits of American Girlhood. I began this blog as a safe way to have lots of great resources that go along with the books and curriculum in one place, reducing the time for parents to look for information on-line so they can spend more time learning together as a family.

I began this blog in June of 2010 and it will probably take me a year to complete it. I hope that you find it helpful; however, if you come across any links or videos that are questionable or no longer working, please leave me a comment so I can make the necessary changes.

Here are the American Girls we have studied so far...

Samantha's Surprise - Week 3


* thought·ful (thĂ´tfl)
* adj.

1. Engrossed in thought; contemplative.
2. Exhibiting or characterized by careful thought: a thoughtful essay.
3. Having or showing heed for the well-being or happiness of others and a propensity for anticipating their needs or wishes.
4. considerate in the treatment of other people
5. showing careful thought
6. pensive; reflective


State of Mind Quiz (American Girl)

USA Games (Shepherd's Software)

Samantha Learns a Lesson - Week 2


: a royal journey marked by pomp and pageant; a state procession
: a tour or circuit made by an official (as a judge)
: an expedition, journey, or march through a region

: a forward or onward movement (as to an objective or to a goal); advance

: gradual betterment; especially : the progressive development of humankind
— in progress
: going on; occurring

Examples of PROGRESS:

* the rapid progress of the ship
* He made slow progress down the steep cliff.
* The project showed slow but steady progress.



Meet Samantha - Week 1

~ Adjective


1. extremely simple and trusting: having or showing an excessively simple and trusting view of the world and human nature, often as a result of youth and inexperience

2. not shrewd or sophisticated: showing a lack of sophistication and subtlety or of critical judgment and analysis
* a politically naive statement

3. artless: admirably straightforward and uncomplicated or refreshingly innocent and unaffected

4. arts rejecting sophisticated techniques in art: not using the conventional styles and techniques of trained artists, e.g. in the treatment of perspective or light and shade

5. science not previously experimented on: not previously used in any scientific tests or experiments or not having previously used a particular drug
* naive laboratory mice