I have never had fun with History until now! We have been enjoying the Adventures of Rush Revere Book Series from Adventures of Rush Revere #1 New York Times Bestselling Book Series by Rush and Kathryn Adams Limbaugh. These books will help change the way you teach History.
About Adventures of Rush Revere Book Series
Rush Limbaugh wrote the Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims to help make History entertaining for kids. The story's main character is a history teacher who helps his students have the chance to see history in action physically. The series starts with Revere and his students visiting the pilgrims as they start their journey on the MayFlower. They also have the pleasure of riding Revere's magical horse, Liberty.
Liberty helps Revere and his two students be able to travel back in time throughout different parts of history. The students in the class can watch it happen on a screen in front of them.
There are currently five books in the series. Each one of these books takes the reader on a different adventure in history.
The name of the books are:
Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims
Rush Revere and the First Patriots
Rush Revere and the American Revolution
Rush Revere and the Star Spangled Banner
Rush Revere and the Presidency.
When we got these books, I started reading one to make sure I knew what they would be like so I could ensure that this review was written well. I expected to be bored out of my gore while I was reading it. Boy was I surprised when for the first time in a long time History was indeed fun to learn.
Rush Limbaugh has the capabilities of making his readers feel like they are in the story traveling along with him, Liberty, and the two students. The fact that he chooses to have a boy and a girl student take the journey help to reach both sexes in his audience.
I devoured the first book in two days. The book is written with simple to read words for kids ages eight through twelve to be able to glide through the books without having to struggle to learn new words. This has allowed Delbert to be able to just focus on reading and learning new bits of History along the way.
I choose to have Delbert read these books because he loves adventure. I also felt that he would appreciate the fact that it was something that he and I could talk about because I couldn't resist reading them too.
Delbert couldn't withstand the urge to brag and tell others about these books. They were books that he couldn't wait to read. I didn't have to remind him it was time to read. I didn't get the whines I typically get when he has to read books for assignments (or book logs.)
The remarkable fact is that as a homeschooler I can also use the study guides and activities that go with of the books. Delbert had fun taking the quizzes and playing the games on the Revere Fun site.
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Talk to me in the comments, please:
Do you think your kids would like learning about American History using these books?
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