American History for kids
This is another way off topic thread, but I think a lot of you will take interest and have information for me.
I was talking to a couple of neighborhood kids the other day when they came over to play with my son. These kids were a little older than my son, they were in 2nd and 3rd grade. My boy is in 1st.
Anyway, we were talking, and none of the boys knew who Paul Revere or Ben Franklin were. I would have thought they would've at least had a general idea of the importance of these men by now.
Nope, none. They wanted to know if they were on TV.:tired:
I did some checking, and the public school doesn't teach American history until Jr. High! What?! I can't believe it.
So now I'm on a role here. I have my boy very interested and I'm looking for good resources for him. (keep in mind he is 6, they need to be simple for now) I'd like to find some factual yet entertaining enough books or other resources for him to learn his history.
Do any of you have suggestions? How about you home schoolers?
I'm off to the library to take a look there...