Faith & Belief: Five Major World Religions, Knowledge Unlimited, Inc.
I found a teacher's guide for it free, online!
My son is getting caught up on reading for the time periods we've studied for the past several weeks. Here are the rest of the books he's read regarding the opening of the American West / War of 1812 time period:
Spirit of the Cedar People, Chief LeLooska (DK); Echoes of the Elders, Chief Lelooska (DK); The Choctaw, Emilie Lepthien; Folks Call me Appleseed John, Andrew Glass; Johnny Appleseed, Jane Yolen; Lewis and Clark: Explorers of the American West, Steven Kroll; Audobon, Painter of Birds in the Wild Frontier, Jennifer Armstrong; The Star-Spangled Banner, Peter Spier (with end notes and music).
These both come with CD's
Books completed regarding South America:
Amazon Diary, The Jungle Adventures of Alex Winters, Hudson Talbott; The Pied Piper of Peru, Ann Tompert.
At this time, I also wanted to take a look at Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, but my son has been experiencing major anxiety problems all year, so I wanted to take a somewhat lighter approach to it. To that end, he read these two books:
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, adapted by Chris Mould and In the Footsteps of Frankenstein, Steve Parker.
This week, we've been reading about Mexico during the 1800's as well as the Mexican people and culture. Books he's read include:
Tortillas and Lullabies, Lynn Reiser (read in Spanish and played the simple song at the end); My Mexico, poems by Tony Johnston; Pedro and the Padre, Verna Aardema.
I read from Famous People of Mexico, Anna Carew-Miller; Artisans Around the World: Mexico and Central America, Sharon Franklin, et al; Mexico City, James Davis and Sharryl Hawke; The Tree is Older Than You Are, Naomi Shihab Nye ( this is poetry - didn't like it AT ALL - it was more modern in nature and like modern art, I'm just not very appreciative...).
We've barely scratched the surface of our next topic, which will be the time period nearer the end of slavery in America. My son has read A Picture Book of Sojourner Truth, David Adler and Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, Deborah Hopkinson.
We continued our study of poetry this week with more on William Blake's poetry. We're using an online resource (which I mentioned in my detail of that study) to look at analysis of some of his poems. We'll finish up with him next week and move on....
We're heading out for Baton Rouge tomorrow - I certainly hope we don't have trouble because of today's weather! I'm hearing that Alabama has declared a state of emergency - yikes! I hope that no more folks are hurt in all this....