Don’t you love reading together as a family? It’s a fun time, a “together” time, an inspiring time. There’s nothing like snuggling with a couple of kids while a toddler falls asleep under the coffee table. 🙂 (at least, that’s how it happened at our house!!) I have some books that are perfect for family reading time. Let me tell you about them!
Yes, they are written as 4-6th grade history curriculum, but the whole family will enjoy hearing these stories from our founding era – stories every person growing up in the 1800’s in our country knew. But, these are not just a conglomeration of boring facts to memorize and bits and pieces with no meat. This is a wonderful gathering of true and engaging stories from America’s History. So, they are equally appropriate, used as a Family Read-Aloud book.
When we lose our history (our heritage) we will lose our freedoms; that’s what’s happening today in our country. That’s one reason we wrote these books – to do our part in preparing this generation to stand for truth and principle as the men and women you’ll hear about in these books did.
Here are 2 paragraphs every American should know by heart- The preamble to our Constitution, and the preamble to the Declaration of Independence!
Have your children (or whole family) memorize them and discuss their meanings together.
I like to laminate these for added durability. Then I can use them for multiple children throughout the years.
We sit on the deck while I read history, economics, science, etc. We’ll be finishing up For You They Signed this month. (Kelley, Kasey and I have been reading through it together.)
When I read history to them, it inspires meaningful conversations about freedom, civic involvement, things that matter.
How many of the 56 signers can you name?
How many of them do we have evidence, from their own writings, that they were born again Christians?
The answer may surprise you!
You can also listen to Uncle Rick tell stories from some of the American Revolution Heroes Series:
You can order this audio recording by clicking here