Napoleon to Lady Liberty: The World of the 1800s is the
fifth book in the Draw and Write Through History series.
Focusing on increasing learning and retention, each book contains
step-by-step drawing instructions, copywork examples, and historical
facts (in chronological order). Each section begins with drawing
and ends with a cursive copywork page in Zaner Bloser font. A paragraph
of historical information is included with each picture.
The book is divided into five segments: 1804-1806, 1807-1838,
1849-1859, 1861-1869, and 1858-1877. Each segment contains two
to five drawings and one full page of copywork (an average of 16
lines per copywork page). Children will learn to draw historical
figures (such as Napoleon Bonaparte, Sacajawea, and Queen Victoria),
historical settings and icons (such as the White House, the Alamo,
and the Statue of Liberty), and animals (a Grizzly Bear, American
Bison, and Tortoise). There are 16 drawing lessons in all.
Drawing instructions are fairly simple. A little "how-to" information
is included, but nothing extremely exhaustive. Each step is illustrated,
with new instruction drawn in red (making it easy to identify).
Following along with these step-by-step illustrations is the key
to producing a good looking picture. Since this book is non-consumable,
it can be used over and over again. Children will need paper or
notebooks to complete their drawings and copywork.
Napoleon to Lady Liberty: The World of the 1800s is not
intended to be a stand-alone curriculum. It is best used as a supplement
to in-depth history studies. This book will fit with any homeschool
approach (textbook, Charlotte Mason, Classical, and so on). Aimed
at ages eight and up, it provides a challenge for upper elementary
grades while remaining useful to those in high school and beyond.
Draw and Write Through History, Napoleon to Lady Liberty:
The World of the 1800s could effectively enhance any homeschool
curriculum by providing interesting and applicable art and copywork