We have started Winter Promise American Story 2, and it begins with the Civil War. I have to admit that I’ve always found the Civil War (and actually all of American history) boring. But now I realize that all those prejudices were created from boring public school practices such as dry textbooks and teachers who hated their jobs. History is NOT boring, even American history.
Living Book Winners from this Week:
- First Place — The Great Turkey Walk (We loved it so much that we read it ALL this week instead of over several weeks as scheduled.)
- Second Place –Ghosts of the Civil War (Again, we read the entire week’s assignment in one day. Sprite loves the layout of this picture book.)
- Third Place — The Last Safe House: a Story of the Underground Railroad (We love Barbara Greenwood books!)
If you’ve got some great Civil War resources, feel free to share them in a comment.
And Sprite is doing more and more independent work thanks to Winter Promise’s On My Own Schedule. We’re still in the transition phase as this has been only week one, but I am excited to see her slowly taking more ownership of her learning.