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TruthQuest History: American History For Young Students I (Exploration-1800)

By Michelle Miller

TruthQuest History
PO Box 2128
Traverse City, MI 49685-2128

I am so very excited to share this book with you, and I think that you will be excited about it too. Whether you use a box curriculum, unit studies, living books, or a combination of several teaching methods, I propose adding TruthQuest History to your teaching library. You may ask, "Why would I want to include this book into my teaching library?" That is a good question. Saddle up for a ride through history where you read wonderful books, to your kids, and with your kids. TruthQuest History is more than a list of great books; it also includes helpful commentaries at the beginning of each section. There are several books to choose from, but please don't feel that you have to read each and everyone. Choose what works for you and your family. The lists are set up by grade level, so if you are teaching several students each at a different level then you might choose one or two from each level and gather everyone together on the couch, bed, floor, or wherever your favorite reading spot is and read together. If you are not teaching several students just choose a few to read together, adding more if you want to learn more, or move on to the next section.

Now you may ask, "I already like what we are doing for history, how would this be helpful to me?" This is also a good question. This book could also be used to find books that you want to supplement with. Maybe you want your students to read more on their own, or you want them to research for a report. This book doesn't have to be limited to only one use.

Miss. Miller has done all the work for you, this list is ordered chronologically and is very through, so you needn't worry about gaps. She also includes "Think/Write" Sections which allow you and your students to think about want you learned and discuss it with each other, therefore internalizing what has been learned.

So come along with me, let's gather our students together and read our way through history, one glorious book at a time.

-- Product Review by: Tammi Dearing, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, LLC

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