Yankee Doodle Boy (Martin)
Joseph Plumb Martin tells the story of the Revolutionary War from an eye-witness' perspective. Martin, merely fifteen years old when he enlisted in the Continental Army, shares captivating tales from campaigns spanning from 1776-1781. Far from a dry, factual account, this oft-humorous narrative is bound to hold the reader's attention from cover to cover. 190 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel P.
A soldier's extensive account of his life during the American Revolution after enlisting at age fifteen.
Instead of isolating Bible and Christian history from what was happening in the rest of the world, the folks at Veritas aim to incorporate it. They offer four different history time periods (each aimed at a different grade level and designed to take one school year) which take students from creation to the present. The program originally had three parts: teacher's manual, history cards (an absolutely essential element of the curriculum) and a memory song on audio CD. The song is sung by a woman with a pleasant voice at varying tempos and is designed as a type of auditory time line. The history cards are fantastic! They have many interesting facets (the more you study them, the more you learn). The cards from the various time periods are color coded and numbered - there are 32 cards in each pack. If the cards also relate to Bible history they have another color and another number. Each card has a picture (usually in full color) representing what it is about. For example, the card for Creation has a reproduction of the Creation of the sun and moon from the Sistine Chapel Ceiling by Michelangelo. Many of the other pictures on the other cards are famous paintings as well. Each card has a