I should have known. I’m not the only homeschooling mom who thought of using literature books instead of a textbook to teach history.
In fact, “my” brilliant idea of not using a textbook has long been in use. Rea C. Berg, a homeschooling mother of six who holds a Masters Degree in Children's Literature, has even published a series of History Through Literature study guides. What a great relief and tremendous help to me. So I won’t have to do the research after all!
Of course I didn’t know about this series and may not have discovered it, except that I shared my great and not-so-unique revelation with Nita. Yesterday she came over with US and World History Study Guide to show me the book that she is using. Wow, it was exactly what I had in mind! What a great relief and tremendous help. The books are not only picked out, but there are lists of suggested activities, questions (and I hope answers), and even relevant websites.
I ordered my copy today. And when I get it, I’ll get to buy even more books to go along with the study!!
“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.”— Albert Pike, Scottish Rite Freemason (1809-1891)