We read from three different history books, but before you get too impressed, let me admit that our history curriculum this year is much easier than last year’s. Although we did love Story of the World last year, we are all happier with our lighter approach to history this year. I think we are learning just as much, but the reading is broken down into bite-sized pieces that make it seem much easier to swallow. Also, two of our books are loaded with pictures, which the kids absolutely love.
Just to add some fun to our reading, I try to read the stories in the accent of the people group we are studying. Let me tell you, it’s not always easy to switch from the Eskimos of Newfoundland to the Vikings of Greenland and then over to castle life in England. However, I do my best. Sometimes the kids beg me to do the accents, and other days they beg me to stop.