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HOMESCHOOLERS: Looking for a good 1st-Grade history book
« on: November 13, 2019, 10:00:45 PM »
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  • My little ones are interested in joining their older siblings in learning about world or American history.  Kindergarten and 1st grade level.  

    However, what I'm discovering is that there's hardly any history books at that reading level.  Which fascinates me.  Have any of you Catholic homeschooling parents found any good history books for young'uns?
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    Re: HOMESCHOOLERS: Looking for a good 1st-Grade history book
    « Reply #1 on: November 14, 2019, 01:26:59 AM »
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  • I don't think you'll find many that cover a large time period, but there are many good ones that will cover a specific person or event. Books for young children are typically more picture-intensive so you can't cover a ton of subject matter in one book.

    What are the older ones studying or soon to be studying?
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    Re: HOMESCHOOLERS: Looking for a good 1st-Grade history book
    « Reply #2 on: November 14, 2019, 01:31:10 AM »
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  • Go to this page and choose a time period. Books shown will be aimed at grades K-3.

    https://www.rchistory.com/category-s/619.htm
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    Re: HOMESCHOOLERS: Looking for a good 1st-Grade history book
    « Reply #3 on: November 14, 2019, 01:36:39 AM »
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  • I realise you may prefer books but how about this. It has some good ideas.
    http://www.history-for-kids.com/index.html

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    Re: HOMESCHOOLERS: Looking for a good 1st-Grade history book
    « Reply #4 on: November 14, 2019, 09:36:25 AM »
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  • There are a lot of good resources.  We currently use TAN's The Story of Civilization, but that is probably a bit "much" for the earlier grades.   One thing I would remind everyone, is that Americans can fall into the trap of thinking that "American history is the only history".  We study the history of the whole world, and not just Western civilizations --- we looked at the Aztecs and the story of Moctezuma and Cortes just the other day.  Our curriculum is deliberately Eurocentric, partly because my son is a dual EU/US citizen, partly to counter the trend of modern American secular society that has called out white European civilization, and its male aspect in particular, as something to be hated, shunned, and forgotten about.  (That said, we have zero tolerance for racism, and we proactively study civil rights themes as well.  When we were on vacation this summer, one afternoon I took him to a formerly segregated beach village, which still bears physical reminders of that era, and we discussed what our vacation would look like if we were black and living in the 1950s.)


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    Re: HOMESCHOOLERS: Looking for a good 1st-Grade history book
    « Reply #5 on: November 17, 2019, 11:30:25 AM »
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  • There are a lot of good resources.  We currently use TAN's The Story of Civilization, but that is probably a bit "much" for the earlier grades.   One thing I would remind everyone, is that Americans can fall into the trap of thinking that "American history is the only history".  We study the history of the whole world, and not just Western civilizations --- we looked at the Aztecs and the story of Moctezuma and Cortes just the other day.  Our curriculum is deliberately Eurocentric, partly because my son is a dual EU/US citizen, partly to counter the trend of modern American secular society that has called out white European civilization, and its male aspect in particular, as something to be hated, shunned, and forgotten about.  (That said, we have zero tolerance for racism, and we proactively study civil rights themes as well.  When we were on vacation this summer, one afternoon I took him to a formerly segregated beach village, which still bears physical reminders of that era, and we discussed what our vacation would look like if we were black and living in the 1950s.)
    Well if you were black and living in the 1950s, you lived with your family, you made nearly as much money as whites, you had good schools specifically designed for you, and you even had your own beach for vacation.  

    "Civil Rights" were communism.  The leaders of civil rights movement were communists, radical blacks, and jews.  

    If you were a black living in today, well you don't live with your father (85%), your neighborhood (which was taken from whites) is now crime and drug infested piece of trash, your school is terrible probably unaccredited, and you've never left your city to ever go on a vacation.  

    Blacks were happy under segregation, whites were happy.  The communists and masons wanted to change the status quo.  

    Start looking into real history before you teach your children.  

     

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