Thursday, August 25, 2011

Our School Plan: History, Term1

After much research and deliberation (and prayer), I've finally come up with our history plan for our first term. Term 1 will be the Renaissance, which we were unable to get to last year. As eager as I am to move forward into American History, I don't want to completely abandon Europe, especially with so many great explorers to explore. Ian and Cole will be doing similar things, with the exception that their individual readings (and writings) will be more appropriate for their grade and reading level. I don't know how eager the boys are, but I am looking forward to this term and hoping for a smoother ride than last year. Of course, the schedule will be modified as needed, but it is nice to have a plan in place to start.

The World of Columbus and Sons by Genevieve Foster
* Mom read-aloud
* Oral narration

History Pockets: Explorers of North America
* Hands-on activities

Boys read on their own (see list below)
* Oral narration
* Copywork

Boys read on their own (see list below)
* Written narration

The Discovery of the Americas by Betsy and Giulio Maestro
* Ian reads aloud to Cole
* Timeline or Book of Centures (Ian)
* History DVD

Independent Reading Choices:

Around the World in a Hundred Years by Jean Fritz
Where Do You Think You're Going, Christopher Columbus? by Jean Fritz
I, Columbus by Peter and Connie Roop (ed.)
Who was Magellan? by Sydelle Kramer
Who was William Shakespeare? by Celeste Mannis
Fine Print by Joann Burch
Michelangelo by Diane Stanley
Leonardo da Vinci by Diane Stanley
Christopher Columbus by Minna Lacey
A Picture Book of Christopher Columbus by David Adler
Da Vinci by Mike Venezia

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