Thursday, March 4, 2010

Homeschool History

In progress...


Geography

U.S. State Study

Continent Study

Roman Times

A Roman Feast

The Maccabean Revolt

Good books to read:
  • Augustus Caesar's World: 44 BC to AD 14 by Genevieve Foster -- I really liked this (long) book for bringing the time period alive. It is filled with the times, the history, the rest of the world, and all in story format, explaining Octavian's rise to power. The books also contains illustrations done by the author which aid in learning.
  • The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Spear -- set in Roman times, during Jesus' life. Daniel, a young Jewish man, confronts his past and must make the decision to choose love or revenge. I enjoyed it. Slight violence and bare hints at a boy/girl relationship. 12+

Medieval Times

Medieval Times Feast

United States History




U.S. History Plans (Part 1/5)

Patriotic Alphabet Parade (see Preschool)
Good books to read:
  • Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen -- set during the American Revolution. Thirteen year old Samuel never knew anything but his frontier Pennsylvania home in the woods. Then the Revolutionary War came to his family and those around him. His parents taken captive by the British, Samuel follows in hopes of rescuing them. After every chapter, author Gary Paulsen shares tidbits of history that tie in with the story. This book was a page turner for me, but it does contain a lot violence (i.e., Iroquois attack on his family, Hessian attack on another family). 13+

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