We have completely and totally fallen in love with using ‘living books‘ as our spine for history. Early American History Literature based on real events made the history of our country’s founding come to life for us this year!
There are several history literature guides to choose from, but I am not going to focus on them. Instead, I am sharing some of our favorite Early American History Literature for elementary ages (my kids are in K-7th and love them).
Our Favorite Elementary Early American History Literature
Leif The Lucky by Edgar Parin D’Aulaire and Ingri D’Aulaire
Columbus Paperback by
Pocahontas by Ingri D’Aulaire and Edgar Parin D’Aulaire
The New Americans: Colonial Times: 1620-1689 (The American Story) by Betsy Maestro
Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving by Eric Metaxas
Paddle-To-The-Sea by Holling C. Holling
Benjamin Franklin by Ingri D’Aulaire and Edgar Parin D’Aulaire
George Washington by Ingri D’Aulaire and Edgar Parin D’Aulaire
Leif the LuckyColumbusPocahontasSquanto and the Miracle of ThanksgivingThe New Americans: Colonial Times: 1620-1689 (The American Story)Paddle-to-the-Sea (Sandpiper Books)Benjamin FranklinGeorge Washington
The Imagination Station: Voyage with the Vikings by Marianne Hering and Marshal Younger
Rush Revere and The Brave Pilgrims by Rush Limbaugh
Almost Home: A Story Based on the Life of the Mayflower’s Mary Chilton by Wendy G Lawton
The Imagination Station: Problems in Plymouth by Marianne Hering and Marshal Younger
The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh and Leonard Weisgard
Rush Revere and the First Patriots by Rush Limbaugh
The Imagination Station: The Redcoats Are Coming by Marianne Hering and Marshal Younger
Voyage with the Vikings (AIO Imagination Station Books)Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional AmericansAlmost Home: A Story Based on the Life of the Mayflower’s Mary Chilton (Daughters of the Faith Series)Problems in Plymouth (AIO Imagination Station Books)The Courage of Sarah NobleRush Revere and the First Patriots: Time-Travel Adventures With Exceptional Americans
Reading to my children has been one of my favorite parts about homeschooling. We all enjoy a good book and these are some of the best.
Our typical homeschool day starts with Bible time, then our foundational subjects (math & language arts), and then we alternate between science and history reading time. Sometimes we get to our reading time before lunch and sometimes we don’t get to it until after our lunch and afternoon chores are done.
Making our homeschool studies interesting with literature has made our schooling (and life) a lot more enjoyable!
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