This month we have been aloud reading Sacagawea (Brave Explorers Every Child Should Know) from Knowledge Quest. Knowledge Quest is known for their history and geography curriculum so I knew that this would go right along with our study of American History. We received the complete E-Book in a PDF format, the cool part of this book was that interactive links. While reading the book from the computer, I was able to click on the links and show the girls what we were talking about.
The girls had a real good laugh at me trying to pronounce all the Indian names. They enjoyed hearing all about Sacagawea’s life, they would grab their blankets, (how else would you listen/read a good book), and cuddle up on the couch as I would read to them. Sometimes we would be so into reading that we would lose track of the time. They thought it was really funny how she would “talk”. We even added a few project to do along with this book. Check out what we did here. This book gives an accurate account of Sacagawea’s life and her journey with Lewis and Clark.
I would recommend the book for all ages.
Sacagawea was written as 4 separate parts but you can get the complete Sacagawea Saga for only $4.97!
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This year we have focused on American History. I have really enjoyed teaching the girls all about how our wonderful country was built, the laws the govern it and the principles that it was founded upon. Being offered the opportunity to review Abraham’s Journey: A Celebration of the American Dream by Inspiring the American Dream just seemed to flow right into our history lessons. It really complimented our lesson especially coming so soon after our field trip to a local museum to see the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit of Journey’s Stories.
Abraham’s Journey: A Celebration of the American Dream tells the story of a young boy, who through his faith, imagination and entrepreneurial spirit, sets out to achieve the American dream.
The young man, Abraham goes on a journey to figure out how to raise money to help buy Christmas gifts (if your children believe in Santa you might want to skip the line about the parents not being able to buy gifts that year). Through Abraham’s journey he comes in contact with historical figures, (in the back of the book are short biographies so no need to go research them) that help him to figure out what the American Dream is all about.
So what is the American Dream? That was the question I asked the girls and they answered “To be able to do what I want and be successful at it!” We talked about the vocabulary terms in the back of the book, I made it like a game, they had to ding in with the correct answer and they collected points for right answers, they really got into it then, I even had to come up with a few other question from the book to break the tie! The girls were pretty interested in the historical figures too. When a new character was introduced, they would stop and ask questions about each person. I LOVE when they get so involved in a story that they want to know MORE!!!! I then asked “How did (insert historical figure)…. influence your life? Great discussions came next.
Age Range: All ages. My girls are 7 & 12 and they both enjoyed this book.
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