Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Question on History

There was a question on one of my yahoo groups about what kind of history to teach to a 5th grader.  My girls are in 7th and 5 th grades and for history I pick a series for them to read and then they are required to write a summary of each chapter.  Actually my 7th grader's book has questions and activities at the end of each chapter so I have her do those, although typing this I realize I've been remiss as we've been concentrating so much on Latin.

For Latin they are reading A Little History of the World  and The Story of the Romans .  They discuss with their dad during their Latin lesson.  It is so awesome to have him teaching them-- more on that in another post.  So anyway, it takes some time and I know they are learning history that way, so I'm not too worried about it.  Once they take the NLE, we'll pick it back up again.

For the 3rd, 1st and kindergartener, I read to them, although I will be assigning the Streams of History series to the 3rd grader to read on his own in the next couple weeks.  He is also enjoying the Childhood of Famous American series on his own.  Right now we are reading Edna McGuire's Glimpses Into the Long Ago, George Washington Spymaster and Fifty Famous Stories Retold, not to mention the New Testament, Book of Mormon stories and the Golden Book of Bible Stories.

So there you have it.  I like answering questions, so if you have a question, please ask-- you can email me at jaraagape@gmail.com or leave a comment!!

1 comment:

  1. How are you feeling? It sounds like things are going well. I miss seeing you and the girls!