We have been able to read some very interesting new titles this month in our homeschool. Through the adventure of reading, we traveled to four different time periods throughout history. This fun has been brought to you by Carole P. Roman and Awaywegomedia.com
Really some fascinating information is included in each book. Each title is a paper back book. Each book discusses how life was different in the chosen time period compared to life in today's day and age. At the end of each title is a list and description of famous people who lived in that time period. Also included is a very thorough glossary at the end of each book. (This post contains affiliate links. If you use my links to purchase something, I earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting my efforts!)
In this book, the family is a poor family who lives in London. The book continues into vivid descriptions about the different types of houses available for people to live in. Each page is accompanied by an illustration to help make connections to the text. The book also gives stark contrasts between the wealthy and the poor. Information is given about the types of money available during this time period and talks about education and plays that were written and performed during this time period. This is an excellent book for the curious child, who would like to know more.
This is an excellent book for a curious child who is interested in what life was like in America in the late 19th century. The comparison is given of a family living in Oregon today versus a family living in Oregon in 1843. Kids worked hard and had some major responsibilities on the Oregon Trail. Every family member worked together for the good of the family and the rest of the group. Did you know that people even managed to get married on the long journey? Some people didn't even make it to their destination because of poor sanitation on the trip--this caused diseases to run through entire families making life miserable for many of them.
This book provides a glimpse into what life was like if you lived in the year 1072. The land was worked by peasants and was owned by a lord, unless you were lucky enough to be a free peasant. The leader dictated the rules of the land and had control over most of the serfs and what they were required to accomplish each day. Pictures and descriptions are included about how families lived, what clothes they wore, even what names were popular at the time.
This book discusses what life was like in Ancient China in the year 150 AD--nearly 1900 years ago. This book talks about what jobs people had if they lived back then--doctors, scholars, warriers, scholars, and advisers to the emperor. Other jobs were farmers, artisans, and merchants. This books about how the houses were different from what we are used to today. Kids back then played with different toys than we have today and they worked very hard each day.