Monday, May 16, 2011

Classic Book Titles

My daughter Charisa who is in Scholar phase had decided on which topics she wanted

to study with the timeline she is studying. My responsibility has head mentor is to help find classic book titles (mostly stories) in these topic, for scholar age or adults.

The first place I went to was Facebook, of course! {smile}

September 11, 2001
9/11 have them read the actual 9/11 commission is filled with tons of details, and they mapped together the string of events, and it will make you cry or at the least sick in your soul, as they have all the 9-11 calls and describe it.

The Great Depression
Grapes of Wrath for the Depression Era
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery by Russell Freedman

Japan's Nuclear Accident
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
Meltdown: A Race Against Nuclear Disaster at Three Mile Island: A Reporter's Story by Wilborn Hampton

World War 1
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
Red Baron by Freiherr von Manfred Richthofen

Gold Rush
Fool's Gold A Biography of John Sutter
The California Gold Rush (Landmark Books)

Civil War
Across Five Aprils
Red Badge Of Courage - Civil War and a fantastic book
Uncle Tom's Cabin
G. A. Henty for civil war
Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington
Robert E. Lee and the Road of Honor (Landmark Books)

Learning the stories behind the events is more powerful than just reading dry facts from a textbook. The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "A person's voice has always held more power over us than words alone."

She's already nearly finished with the Eleanor Roosevelt book and is so excited about these topics. That makes a mentor mama soooo happy!

If you have any ideas, please share. :)


PaTcHwOrK jEnN said...

Elsie's Womanhood covers the civil war though you may want to read the earlier Elsie Books so you know all the connections and the back story. ;)

Shiloah Baker said...

Thanks, Jenn! Great suggestion!