I am really pleased with my choice of Truthquest History this year, and I’m excited that our study of the first colonies just happens to start in November.
Here are some good resources if you are studying the same thing:
The First Thanksgiving is a free site from Scholastic. You can read historical fiction letters, find grade-specific lessons, and print out activities.
A Pioneer Sampler: The Daily Life of a Pioneer Family in 1840
We are loving this book! It goes through the day-to-day life of the fictional Robertson family. The time period is a bit later, but we are reading it now while we have a little more time.
Hands-On History: Colonial America
The older girls are making a notebook using this book. It is filled with interesting activities which are great learning tools & not just a bunch of fluff.
History Pockets: Life in Plymouth Colony
The two younger will be making history pockets.
Who’s Saying What in Jamestown, Thomas Savage?
We learned all kinds of interesting things in this true story about a 13 year old boy who lived in the Jamestown settlement.
Do you have any favorites to share?