Monday, June 10, 2019

A New Nation to the Civil War Year Recap

This is the recap of topics, enrichment, and books we covered or used during our school year...The New Nation to the Civil War Year (1800-1865).

I did not include science because it was all over the place. My 14-year old focused on biology, and the younger ones did a little geology and astronomy. We did some nature study, but did not form a habit.

SPINES
Michelle Miller: TruthQuest History: Age of Revolution II: America/Europe, 1800-1865
H.A. Guerber: The Story of the Great Republic 
Genevieve Foster: Abraham Lincoln's World


I LOVE this book!!!!!!


HISTORY/GEOGRAPHY TOPICS
Term One
Napoleon/France
Louisiana Purchase
Lewis and Clark Expedition (Blumberg: The Incredible Journey of Lewis & Clark)
War of 1812 (Jean Fritz: The Great Little Madison)
The Star Spangled Banner




Term Two
The Trail of Tears (Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes)
The Alamo (Cousins: The Boy in the Alamo)
The Great Migration
The Mexican American War



Term Three
The Civil War (Freedman: Lincoln: A Photobiography; and Murphy: The Boys War)



LITERATURE
Washington Irving: Rip Van Winkle and The Ledgend of Sleepy Hollow
Harriet Beecher Stowe: Uncle Tom's Cabin, Young Folk's Edition
Stephen Crane: Red Badge of Courage 




SHAKESPEARE
Term One: Macbeth
Term Two: Twelfth Night
Term Three: Othello




FOLKSONG/FOLKLORE
Cohn: From Sea to Shining Sea: 
     Term One: "Bridging the Gap"
     Term Two: "Water, Water Everywhere"
     Term Three: "Let My People Go"



CHARACTER
Kaufman: Our Young Folks' Plutarch (for my 14-year old)
Beesley: Stories From the History of Rome (for my 10- & 11-year olds)
Mason: Ourselves




ENRICHMENT
Term One
Poet: Lord Alfred Tennyson
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Artist: Jacques-Louis David

Tennyson

Term Two
Poet: Walt Whitman
Composer: Frederic Chopin
Artist: John Constable

Chopin

Term Three
Poet: Emily Dickinson
Composer: Franz Liszt
Artist: Eugene Delacroix

Delacroix

EXTRA STUDIES (for my 14-year old)
Art History: Janson: The History of Painting
Logic: Adler: How to Read a Book
Theology: Lewis: Mere Christianity
Citizenship: Maybury: Whatever Happened to Justice?

WHAT'S NEXT?

We pick up where we left off. Beginning with 1865 and ending by 1900, we will study Reconstruction, Westward Expansion, the Wild West, the railroad, Native Americans and war with the Natives, industrial and technological progress, women suffrage, and the Spanish-American War.

I have already chosen our literature and enrichment for each term. And for science, we are sticking with chemistry for the whole year. I sort of fell off the Charlotte Mason ban wagon. I could not do everything. As my year planning comes together, I will share the details.

Have a great summer!

2 comments:

Sharon Wilfong said...

What a great curriculum. Your children will rise up and call you blessed. This is such a rich education and I'm sure your children love it.

I have the song book. I used it when I taught music. I like Adler's book as well.

And I have Jansen's art book, although I haven't got to it. I read through art books while I'm eating and I'm going through one about 20th century art right now. It's a current interest.

Hope you all have a wonderful summer!

Ruth said...

Aww, thank you, Sharon. Maybe they'll call me so when they become parents and realize the amount of work and sacrifice that goes into being parents, let alone homeschooling them.

I mean to read my daughter's painting history book. It does look interesting. I have her read small chunks of it and then give a written narrative; therefore, I have been learning from her.