U.S. History

Hello everyone!  I know, I know.. it’s been a while.  My posts are far and few.  Trying to juggle a lot on my plate right now!  Between ‘schooling’ three kidlets and attempting to redo our family room, I’ve definitely been keeping pretty busy!

We spent a whole weekend painting the family room.  Then the details; trim and molding needed to be painted.  Very tedious and time consuming!  Especially when you have little ones underfoot who require things like, breakfast, snack, lunch, dinner, love, and snuggles! :)

But I am glad to say that the bulk of our Spring home project is complete!  I need to spray paint (uhmm I guess I should amend that to say:  I need hubby to spray paint) some picture frames to go with the color we chose and that should be the last bit that needs to be done.  Yay!

We’ve also been pretty much stuck indoors.  It’s been raining.  No, pouring here!  Storms and tornado watches.  Fun stuff.  I haven’t seen Mister Sun in weeks!!!  I am so done with all this rain.  I hope we catch a break soon!

Oh, yes, back to the real reason I am popping in here:  U.S. History.  We have officially begun U.S. History!  Which means we’ve trekked through the Ancient World and through the Middle Ages.  We used Story of the World for those two big eras but I decided to find something else for U.S. History.

After tons -and I do mean tons– of research, I decided on a conglomeration of things to teach this subject.  First, I am using Joy Hakim’s History of Us.  We’ve started that a week ago and my daughter and I really do love it!  So so far it’s a definite hit!

I’m having her jot down key words on index cards for her to remember.  She gets to choose what she thinks is important and I kinda guide her with that.

I also plan on using Liberty’s Kids as a supplement to U.S. History.  We haven’t started it yet, but it is definitely part of the plan.

In addition to the above, I also am seriously considering adding some Early American classical books to the mix.  Those can be found at the Heritage Store.  I don’t want to overwhelm the child with too much so we’ll just have to see how it goes.

My girl really enjoyed learning ancient history and history of the middle ages and I want her to continue loving history!  The last thing I want to do is get overzealous here with how much I’ve come across to help teach American History!

So that’s what I’ve got for now. :)  I’m sure I’ll come back in a few weeks time to give an update on how we’re progressing.

Hope wherever you readers are that you’re staying dry!  We sure are attempting just that ;)