As I’ve said a million times- there are so many good books and not enough time to read them. I’m on the hunt for historical fiction and nonfiction that focuses on American history at the MG/YA level. I’m compiling a list/guide that I’ll provide free that will match up with the chapters in Everything You Need to Ace American History.
I’ve got a pretty good list of selections going and am pre-reading the titles that I’m not familiar with just to make sure I’m not passing along any duds. I’m using this method for my 5th-grade student right now, and if it works for us, I plan on using the rest of the Big Fat Notebook series next year. So, you’ll have the experience of one kid to decide if it will help you at all. If there is any interest, I can release what we’ve done so far. Otherwise, I’ll post about it towards the end of Spring. We will finish up in May.
All of this is part of a bigger idea I have of posts that show not how simple homeschooling is, but a glimpse into the thought that it can be open and go without buying an expensive package and that it isn’t that hard. It is time-consuming, there is no way around that.
So is raising the kid. It is an investment of your time that has worked well for my family. Reading and discussing has proved to be an excellent way to provide the kind of education that we couldn’t get in a traditional school setting.
I’m not just begging for commenters here (although that would be a nice side effect) Maybe you know a great hidden gem that I’ve never discovered. Old or new doesn’t matter. I’m looking for books that show off each period and have a great atmosphere and story. If you have a suggestion, you can leave a comment here or on Facebook or Twitter.