Take a trip through time to meet the American Girls! See important key events and American history through the eyes of a nine-year-old girl. Each month we will read the first “Beforever” book based on one of the American Girls listed below. (at least four chapters required – all 12 chapters is best to avoid spoilers). We will meet to discuss, complete projects and share with other students! Many, many project ideas will be provided to choose from, including crafts, cooking, sewing, art, research and more! Clubs will include:
- All learning styles
- Engaging, hand-on activities
- Beginning literary analysis using the Socratic method
In this highly interactive club, your daughter will engage with historical events in a compelling story that makes history accessible and understandable. Students will begin to grasp the flow of history through time, the life of a girl near their ages in different time periods, how historical events impact the daily lives of people living through them, and elements of daily life in each time period – foods, games, lifestyles, family relationships – and sometimes, horses!
Students will also see that the presence or absence of a relationship with God is demonstrated in literature, even when it is not overtly mentioned. This is a tool for the process of developing spiritual discernment.
September: Marie-Grace & Cécile (stories are intertwined; 1852, New Orleans, yellow fever epidemic)
October: Kirsten (1854; pioneers and immigration)
November: Addy (1864; slavery, Civil War, post-Civil War)
December: Samantha (1904; Turn of the Century)
January: Kaya (1764; post French & Indian War, Native Americans)
February: Felicity (1774; Colonial times, Revolutionary War)
March: Caroline (1812; War of 1812)
April: Josefina (1824; American southwest, separation from Mexico)