Madeleine Takes Command

Madeleine Takes Command

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Item #: 005007
ISBN: 9781883937171
Grades: 5-AD

Product Description:

Madeleine Verchere's story is based on a true account in colonial French Canada. Harassed by Iroquois, the family's fort must be on guard constantly. Madeleine's youthful leadership will win the reader's admiration.

Publisher Description:

Madeleine Verchère’s story is based on a true account of colonial French Canada of the 1690’s. Harassed by Iroquois, the Verchère family’s fort must keep a continual guard. 14-year-old Madeleine is left alone with two younger brothers and few others when the Indians attack. We follow the brave and determined stratagems of Madeleine and her small circle. Madeleine’s youthful leadership, especially of her brothers, will win the reader’s admiration.

Illustrated by Bruce Adams.

Category Description for From Adam to Us (Gr. 5-8):

I am excited that Ray and Charlene Notgrass have written this excellent, one-year world history course! While many families enjoy a chronological, multi-year approach to world history, others prefer to study history in a more traditional manner - one year at a time. Written in the engaging narrative voice that has made the Notgrass courses beloved by many homeschool families, this new World History begins at the very foundation of our Christian foundation- Adam and journeys to the end of the 20th century, with a final unit on our interconnected world (from the thrill of world-wide sporting events to turmoil in the Middle East).

Containing 30 units, with 5 lessons per unit, this course will take students one year to complete. It is anticipated that daily lessons will take 45-90 minutes per day, although it is naturally flexible for homeschool families to set their own pace. While the target grade range is 5 through 8, families with younger children will find this a perfect read aloud curriculum, as the text has been clearly and engagingly written.

Let me give a bit of an example of how the unit lessons are laid out. At the start of each unit, there is a brief introduction to the lessons including the recommended literature selection to accompany the reading. Each weekly unit has one lesson from each of five categories: Our World Story (major events in history); Gods Wonders (impact of the worlds created wonders on history and culture); World Landmarks; World Biography of some of historys most influential personalities and Daily Life (an inside view of everyday life). Daily lessons are richly illustrated with graphics and photographs, including maps of historic places and regions. At the conclusion of each lesson (approximately 5-8 pages), parents and children will select assignments to complete from a list of 5-7 assignments. Older students may be able to complete all the activities-but again- there is built-in flexibility for your individual familys needs. Assignments include readings from the Our Creative World book (collection of original documents); Map Book assignments; Timeline Book assignments; assignments from the Student Workbook and Lesson Review Book (optional resources), as well as language arts assignments covering vocabulary, creative writing, literature selections. Thinking Biblically assignments are also included with most lessons and are designed to engage students in applying Scripture to history and life. Each unit also provides a suggested weekly family activity-projects vary and include arts and crafts, recipes and games. Materials are easily found for the projects and are designed to bring the family together to enjoy time together building memories.

Curriculum package contains From Adam to Us Part 1 and 2; Our Creative World, Map Book, Timeline Book and the Answer Key to end of the lessons questions as well as the activities and tests in the Student Workbook and the questions and tests in the Lesson Review. Although it is possible to share the Map and Timeline books, they are available separately, allowing each child to have their own copy. I suspect that most children will be eager to create their own map and timeline.

If you would like to add more supplemental instruction or review, consider the Student Workbook (5th-6th grade) or the Lesson Review (7th-8th grades). Both include additional assignments that correspond to the daily lesson as well as unit tests and questions related to the literature selections. Most literature based questions are recall based. However, there are a smattering of higher level thinking questions.

Middle school children will be enthralled as they view world history through the lens of a Creator God who is alive and active, from the very foundation of our world through present day. ~ Deanne

Primary Subject
Grade Start
Grade End
Trade Paper
Reprint, Illustrated
Series Title
Living History Library
9 to 12
Bruce Adams (Illustrator)
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Bethlehem Books
0.7 (lbs.)
8.5" x 5.5" x 0.75"
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for a reading program
Jenny M on Jul 19, 2023
My kids love Historical Fiction books!
Sharon on Feb 17, 2022
for a reading program
Jenny M on Jul 19, 2023
Our homeschool is tackling a Notgrass World History and this one of the books that corresponds with the reading list.
Kevin And Jozina P on Jul 13, 2023
My kids love Historical Fiction books!
Sharon on Feb 17, 2022
Used with Adam to Us
Michelle on Jun 22, 2021
Part of our Notgrass History
Carri E on Sep 10, 2020
This book is delightful! My daughter read a borrowed copy and loved it! We want it in our family's library for everyone to enjoy.
Stacie M on Aug 25, 2020
Madeleine's youthful leadership, especially of her brothers, will win the reader's admiration. Good for 5th or 6th grade.
James G on Aug 3, 2020
Part of Homeschool Curriculum
Rebecca M on Aug 3, 2019
Avid reader for Christmas!
ANDREA H on Dec 5, 2018
Part of the American History supplemental reading that I could not find at our local library.
Cindy M on Jul 11, 2018
curriculum recommends it as a read aloud
Katie S on Mar 27, 2018
From Adam to Us Literature Selection
Robert C on Jan 3, 2017
Because it is part of From Adam to Us
Marsena on Sep 27, 2016
Part of curriculum (From Adam to Us) History
Cheryl M on Sep 6, 2016
Recommended by My Father's World
User on Aug 2, 2016
from adam to us literature
Kimberly M on Apr 21, 2016
Our homeschool is tackling a Notgrass World History and this one of the books that corresponds with the reading list.
Kevin And Jozina P on Jul 13, 2023
Used with Adam to Us
Michelle on Jun 22, 2021
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