Okay, so we are reading The Little House in the Big Woods and it’s going swimmingly. We’ve also bought a couple books on Lewis and Clark and we’ve seen the Discovery Channel documentary on them. I realize the Little House books take place in the late 1800s, and Lewis and Clark explored in 1804, but it’s all in the general time period of NO, Big, I Was NOT Alive Back Then. JEEZ.
I, being spectacularly ill-prepared for this level of interest (as usual), would be very grateful for some suggestions of other read-alouds or documentaries or materials or whatever you can think of that would help me flesh out this time period in a more organized way.
I suppose I need to do that thing called “time-lines” I hear so much about. I don’t even know where to start.
All suggestions welcome. My kids are 5 and 7, so materials appropriate to that age group. Nothing too strenuous, I’m not trying to do anything formal, just capitalize on their interest. Thanks so much, guys. I couldn’t homeschool without you.
Eddie, I am really hoping to hear from The Usual Mayhem because I know these books and this time period are right up your alley. Maybe I will get it together enough to participate in The Little House Link Up one of these days!