We had American History Club last week and the period we chose to discuss was the Alamo. This was a surprisingly difficult time period to find multiple books in the library. We ended up using A Line in the Sand : The Alamo Diary of Lucinda Lawrence : Gonzales, Texas, 1836 by Sherry Garland. I was amazed how much of the history was packed into a relatively short book. The narrator was adjacent to the actions at the Alamo, so it wasn’t bloody, but we did see how the actions of the soldiers affected the lives of the people in the surrounding areas. I wrote a complete review of the book here.
We’ve also been learning about the Constitution this month. A More Perfect Union: The Story of Our Constitution by Betsy and Giulio Maestro. This is a story-based description of the events that went into writing the Constitution. It was not an easy process getting everyone to agree on a new way to run a government, but they did get the Constitution finally written. A slightly longer version of the writing of the Constitution is Shh! We’re Writing the Constitution by Jean Fritz. This book focuses a bit more on the roles the delegates played in the writing of the Constitution.
And those were the books we used this week. Linking up with Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers’ Weekly Wrap-Up.