Today I want to announce the winner of the January Giveaway: 5 Native American Books. Congratulations to: Audria!
And my review for A Child’s Introduction to Poetry is featured today on The Curriculum Choice.
An Overview of George vs. George
If you enjoy using books that tell both sides of a story, for the American Revolution look no further. George VS. George: The American Revolution as seen from Both Sides by Rosalyn Schanzer is a book I can happily recommend. The book tells the story of the Revolution from the angle of both key figures and their perspectives.
We recently used this book as a read aloud history book for our unit on the American Revolution. For us it was supplementary and reinforced what we have been studying. However, the book was so well a retelling of the conflict from beginning to end, that I believe it could be used as a “spine book” for any American Revolution study.
Read more about spines and putting together unit studies Here.
I am always looking for unique and interesting books like George Vs. George for our homeschool. Here’s what makes it unique:
- It tells both sides of the revolution giving the reader a better understanding of the conflict.
- It retells the Revolution in chronological order with natural progression of events.
- It highlights the main events through out the Revolution
- It engages the child’s interest- so important – through delightfully artful illustrations and comic strip type bites of information. This makes it easy to digest for the reader regardless of this/her previous knowledge on the topic.
- It gives multiple quotes from the key figures on both sides, well known and not so well known.
- It focuses on all factors, not simply the war itself.
A National Geographic Book Any Child Would Love.
It’s lovely when school is interesting and fun. Though this book went into great depth on the Revolution, it was well received by my child because of how the information is presented. The illustrations in this book by themselves tell the story of the Revolution; you can get so much from them alone. And because it also presents itself like a comic book (though it is not) with bubbles quoting famous figures, it’s very inviting for a child. This is a book that my son picked up to read just because it was on the coffee table and looked interesting. Success!
George Vs. George is available from the National Geographic Society for $12.99.
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