I seldom have an idea on my own, but I'm so grateful for all you homeschool moms out there who have given me great ideas for supplementing our studies. Since having a baby last week, we've been doing adapted school around here. I'm not quite pulling my weight yet (ie read-aloud has been sporadic at best) so I wanted the kids to have extra books and activities to keep them learning while I'm on vacation (if nursing 8 hrs per day can be called vacation).
For me- 1776 by David McCullough- I loved this book! It gives a great overview of the American Revolution focusing on the leaders of the war and giving a nice mixture of battle descriptions and personal correspondence. Next up for me is John Adams. And I'm still plugging away at George Washington's Sacred Fire.
For the kids- The Declaration of Independence by Michael Burgan, And then what happened Paul Revere? by Jean Fritz, The Winter at Valley Forge by James E. Knight, Guns for General Washington by , Tolliver's Secret by Esther Wood Brady (These are in addition to their Sonlight Core 3-4 readers.)
Drive Thru History American with Dave Stotts: Foundations of Character
This set includes short biographies on the founding fathers.
Liberty's Kids historical cartoons. My kids have really enjoyed these, especially my 9 and 7 year old daughters.
History Pockets The American Revolution
Professor Noggin's American Revolution card game
- I'm an on-the-run mom to 6 kids who studied and taught exercise science in a previous life. I love all things running, nutrition, and health-related. I usually run at zero dark thirty in the morning and am often quite hungry before, during, and after my run, but I live a rich, full, blessed life with my children, family, and friends. My faith in God is my anchor, and looking to Him and His promises allows me to live fully even when life circumstances are difficult. While running gives me an appetite, my desire is to hunger and thirst for righteousness more than for physical food.