In our American History studies we have gotten to the time period of slavery. This has been difficult…to read about, to remember, to teach my children the way people were treated, to hear their innocent questions. But, it’s necessary. It’s a part of our history. As hard as it’s been, I’m thankful for the opportunity to teach my children about the history of our country.
We have used many resources in teaching about slavery, the underground railroad and the abolitionist movement.
One of my favorite books we’ve read is Follow the Drinking Gourd, a Five in a Row title. We also watched the Reading Rainbow episode about this book which was wonderful!!
Another great title that Linda shared at our weekly group time was called Henry’s Box. Get your kleenex ready for this one. 🙂 What a great story!!
Some other things we have enjoyed:
Heroes of Freedom: Stories of Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks
Harriet Tubman – Animated Hero Classics by NEST
Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman: Freedom’s Trailblazer (Childhood of Famous Americans)
Abe Lincoln : The Boy Who Loved Books
Abraham Lincoln by D’Aulaire
Who Was Abraham Lincoln?
playing with Lincoln Logs and discussing what life was like back then
This summer we will be continuing our history journey by spending the summer reading Little House on the Prairie books and learning about “going west” a little bit. We will start our new year in the fall with our little co-op with the Civil War.
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