If you have read my article about the Fun Factor in Homeschooling, you know that a lot of our homeschooling was hard work. Perseverance. Stick-tu-i-tive-ness. The daily grind. The day-to-day in’s and out’s. Teaching our kids contentment, work ethic, and study skills.
But we also had fun. A lot of fun. Not every subject. Not every hour. But in balance, we had fun in our school.
Does your public library have a “customs collection” service? The Fort Wayne, IN public library system does, and it is amazing. If you aren’t aware of this, I suggest calling your library and asking about it–especially if you teach using unit studies of any kind.
Our favorite patriotic “devotional”! Our two sons, ages fifteen and eighteen, asked me to get this back out for this summer’s reading since we haven’t done it for two years now. I LOVE this book. Short readings–about 5 to 10 minutes each, plus “This day in history list” for each day. So inspiring!
You might be familiar with one of the authors, William J. Bennett, from his amazing story collection, “Book of Virtues” (a great read aloud book for families with multi ages of children and even older children!). He has done it again in this wonderful 365 excerpt patriotic book!
If you homeschool, you want this book! If you homeschool and you are doing American history this year, you definitely want this book! 🙂
“American History Parade” pg. 235 (Today in history)
1776 The Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence
1802 The US Military Academy opens at West Point, NY
1826 John Adams, age ninety, and Thomas Jefferson, age eight-three die
1831 James Monroe, fifth US President, dies at age seventy-three
1959 A forty-ninth star is added to the flat to represent the new state of Alaska
1960 A fiftieth star is added to the flat to represent the new state of Hawaii
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