Revolutionary War Reads

Since using the series of books for history studies worked well, and there are many, many American history books available begging to be read, I decided to assign a few more books to our daughters. 

This time the history books covered the Revolutionary War time period.  Our youngest read You Wouldn't Want to Be at the Boston Tea Party! by Peter Cook, and our oldest daughter read Can't You Make Them Behave, King George? by Jean Fritz.  Both books are part of different series which place a humorous tone on history, and both books {actually, both series} are just fun to read.  The girls eagerly completed the task of reading and orally narrating their individual books to our family. 

Then, I assigned a bit more reading. 

This time, our youngest daughter compared two books: Phoebe the Spy, by Judith Berry Griffin and Buttons for General Washington, by Peter and Connie Roop.  She liked that the main characters were both children contributing to the war effort by serving General George Washington. 

Meanwhile, our older daughter delved into a Magic Tree House book entitled Revolutionary War on Wednesday, by Mary Pope Osborne.  She also used the accompanying research guide called American Revolution, by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce.  This combination of fiction and nonfiction books offered her a fun way to learn more about the Revolutionary War.  After her readings and research, she presented an oral report on the Hessian soldiers.

A side note:  Though our oldest son did read a few books on the Revolutionary War, he is currently working on a project about Benjamin Franklin which I hope to share at another time.

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