Friday, July 30, 2010

I just finished my summer book list ...

After following the bizarre Ahab through "Moby Dick," I picked up "The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin." It was free to listen to on The wisdom through life experiences of Mr. Franklin was an excellent companion to my kids studying about Revolutionary War period of USA history.  So, it must be time to move on to something new. I'm previewing "Librivox: Hurlbut's Story of the Bible Part One by Hurlbut, Jesse Lyman."  I've read a few other books for entertainment and encouragement, but those don't follow this thread of historical enrichment.

However, Industrialization is the next topic in history for my kids and we'll read aloud "Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel" by Virginia Lee Burton. This child's story goes along with the SOTW3 Chapter 27 and 31 as well as Our Island Country chapter 96, which we will listen to, complete comprehension questions and maps.  All of which I'd love to finish shortly.

Then move onto the story of the Voyage of Discovery about President Jefferson, Sacagewea, Lewis and Clark which takes us west along this growing country setting us up for SOTW4.

1 comment:

Seven's Heaven said...

Isn't it funny how we can meander to other blogs? I am amazed how blessed you are to be able to visit those historic places! We finally got to Williamsburg last summer, my kids were 8,9,11,14,16 at the time! Time goes too fast! We have loved SotW and are now starting Tapestry of Grace. It's too crazy trying to school the different levels but I love the cyclical history. Blessings in your journey, it's well worth the sacrifice when the road is hard but there is so much fun going through it together.

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