Practical Homeschooling Magazine Reader Awards
Tie for 2nd Place in Unit Studies, 2016
Tie for 3rd Place in History, 2016
Tie for 3rd Place in Literature, 2016
Tie for 3rd Place in Geography, 2016
2nd Place in Music Appreciation, 2016
This guide presents a
literature approach to the study of California history using the best
books available on the story of the Golden State. From discovery and
exploration to settlement and statehood, California's history is alive
with the stories of intrepid Spanish, Portuguese, English and Russian
seafarers and explorers in addition to American pioneers like Kit
Carson, John C. Fremont, and Jedediah Strong Smith. California has its
very own Robinson Crusoe in the true story of a young California Indian
woman who survived alone on the Channel Island of San Nicholas for 18
years. California's story is additionally enlivened by such notable
events as the Gold Rush, the Pony Express and the Transcontinental
Railroad. All of these stories will become familiar to you and your
student as you learn through this engaging and enjoyable "living books"
approach. The study also includes a poem on the history of California
suitable for memorization. Study notes are designed to lead the student
chronologically through the literature with comprehension questions,
topics for discussion , vocabulary, map work, literary elements, and
suggestions for a student notebook. 64 Lessons. A full answer key is
also included in this guide.
About the Author:
Rea is a homeschooling mother of six whose determination to teach
history using quality literature rather than standard textbooks inspired
her to research what was available to accomplish that purpose. The
result has been a series of History Through Literature study
guides all designed to acquaint the reader with the best children's
literature available on the subject. Rea holds a Masters Degree in
Children's Literature from The Center for the Study of Children's
Literature, Simmons College in Boston.
Not sure which study to use? Click here to see our Suggested Study Sequence.
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