For this new, highly interactive course we read through these two books together, enjoying the historical accuracy and humor found in these time-travel books. The author highlights the differences of this nation’s founding from every other nation on earth and is not afraid to honor what is good about the U.S.(When the US is at fault, we will also discuss that, and God’s purposes in it.) We will stop and focus on major historical events and themes through outside sources, individual research, oral reports, “Choose Your Own Homework Adventures” (crafts, legos, video-making, creative writing, building, cooking, woodworking, sewing – students choose), and games in class that apply the learning.
This class will begin with a study of the Pilgrims for the first part of the semester, followed by a study of the first patriots in New England during the buildup to the American Revolution. Instead of just memorizing “The Stamp Act”, your students will live through the issues presented to the colonists. This is “not your mama’s” history course-–it’s history through living books that engage your students in history and help them understand from the inside out that history is the story of God moving in His people to accomplish His purposes. Parent Note: The reading level of these books is somewhat advanced. Please don’t let that stop your student from joining us–if your student is not quite ready to read and understand independently, consider reading the books together! That is really the best plan of all!