Last year, I asked Marilyn if she could create a history curriculum that would give children a good, solid introduction to important people and events in American History, yet that would not be overwhelming to my child, or to me as the mom/teacher!
At this young age, my academic focus with my children is more on the basics- like reading, writing, and arithmetic; yet I don’t want to ignore the important subject of history!
I wanted something that was:
- interesting for my child
- laid-back in nature but effective in teaching
- filled with true stories that are meatier than what you find in a text-book
- pretty much hands-off for mom.
What could be easier, right?!
Well, Marilyn has put together a curriculum that I think fits the bill on all counts. My first-grader will be using it this year, and I can’t wait!
Here are 9 reasons why I love it: