Reading Our Way Through United States History

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In my last update on United States history we ended at the Colonial Era. That was back in April and I wanted to share a list of books Madison has read since.

What Were the Salem Witch Trials? (What Was…?)

The next book was one of Madison’s all time favorites. I am sure she will read it again in the future.

King George: What Was His Problem? The Whole Hilarious Story of the American Revolution

George Washington: 25 Great Projects You Can Build Yourself (Build It Yourself)

George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides

Amazing BEN FRANKLIN Inventions: You Can Build Yourself (Build It Yourself)

She also watched Liberty Kids.

Liberty’s Kids – The Complete Series

If You Lived At The Time Of The American Revolution

Who Was Paul Revere?

What Was the Boston Tea Party?

Who Was Thomas Jefferson?

. . . If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution

We spent a long time reading about the Constitution. Madison ended up getting burned out when we got to the Amendments, so we will go back and cover those in a little bit. The book Our Constitution Rocks is awesome! It is on the conservative side. It lays out each clause by explaining what it means, the bottom line, what does it mean to me..etc, so kids can easily understand what each clause of the Constitution means. It is one of the best books we have ever read and extremely important in my opinion. The Amazon link gives more explanation, but I would rate this book a 15 on a scale of 1-10. 🙂

Our Constitution Rocks

Going West!: Journey on a Wagon Train to Settle a Frontier Town (Kaleidoscope Kids Books (Williamson Publishing))

Who Was Sacagawea?

The Lewis & Clark Expedition: Join the Corps of Discovery to Explore Uncharted Territory (Kaleidoscope Kids Book)

What Was the Alamo?

Where Is the White House?

Who Was Ulysses S. Grant?

If You Grew Up With Abraham Lincoln

Who Was Abraham Lincoln?

Lincoln: A Photobiography (Houghton Mifflin social studies)

What Was the Underground Railroad?

I realized that I was probably leaving out gaps of important information and since we had a summer reading book list as well. Reading through United States history was taking longer than I anticipated it to, so I decided to have her listen to the following book on audio to make sure we were covered. I will do the same with this series going forward for each time period.

A History of US: The New Nation: 1789-1850 A History of US Book Four

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