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ymaddox
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:33 pm    Post subject: kids in history Reply with quote

I found these books and found them very interesting but they seem a bit to young for my soon to be 8th grader even though they are under the 7th/8th grade homeschooling section. Does anyone know of anything similar, a history book that tells a story rather than just a bunch of mundane information thrown on a page. There are a few books by this author like civil war, victorian times, world war 11 etc... And if you done the series of this book would this be something you would use for your history credit for your child or just a in addition to kind of thing? Do you also agree this is a bit young for 8th grade history. thanks
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like the My America/Dear America/Royal Diaries series for slightly older kids. They're somewhat short (about the size of a Hardy Boys book) but written from a first person perspective they offer a valuable insight to the daily life.

I've used books similar to this with my 8yo, and yes - I do feel they're young for a 12-13yo. But I think as an addition, they're fine.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Christian Liberty Press has their history set up as a book rather than a text, Sonlight does the same thing. An option is to pick a topic and utilizing the library for regular books verses texts. Just last week I found a site for unit studies one of the links that I chose was for literature. I found two books on the site for the Civil War for my young boys. I liked it because there was a small excerpt from the book, I was able to find lesson plans for one of the books by doing a search. I have not searched for the other one yet. I also have a spiral bond book called "All Through the Ages," it lists in chronological order books for time periods in history. Books are suggested by either grade level or age I forget which. I'm including the link for the web site I mentioned.

http://www.thehomeschoolmom.com/schoolroom/unitstudies.php
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

By means of rapid4me.com, I accidentally came across a couple of historic book on quite an interesting topic. They are, perhaps, for parents rather than for children, but they are surely worth attention. One of the books I remember is "Historyof the past in the view of today"
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GreyDark: Can you give a more specific link?

I've personally always been partial to the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder, that's the sort of thing you're probably looking for.
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