Book Week 34
History. For many years, I considered history a boring topic. Very dry, put you to sleep, boring. After I started homeschooling, discovered a whole new way of learning about history from Susan Wise Bauer's Story of the world to This Country of Ours to living books to reading from original sources. My son recently discovered graphic novels and has been devouring them as fast as he can get his hands on them. While shopping for 5th curriculum I came across Capstone Press graphic history and science novels. I checked them out online, liked what I saw and purchased a few. Fortunately Timberdoodle had them on sale. They are a great supplement to our study of American history, hopefully will spark his interest and make him want to learn more.
What interesting books about history have you discovered?
I like the Henty books that my kids devour. I also enjoy books by Deborah Alcock, an old writer who is being republished. Both authors write exciting, well-researched historical fiction that is suitable for teens as well as adults.ReplyDelete
This week I hope to begin The History of the Ancient World by Susan Wise Bauer. It looks good.
I learned so much history in my younger years by reading historic romances. These days I'm more comfortable exploring a period through classics. Moby Dick is really bringing a slice of the mid-1800s to vivid life.
We love living books for every subject but especially history. It is definetly a favorite area in our house. Henty is good along with A child's history of the world or a child's history of america.ReplyDelete