A friend and fellow CC mom recently told me about these books, and I wanted to share them. The books are all about the beginning of our country (from 1500-1815). The series is called “The American Story Series”. If you were looking to cover American history without tons of books, this series might be just the thing for you.
There are five books in this series that I found in my local library system:
- Exploration and Conquest: The Americas After Columbus: 1500-1620
- The New Americans: Colonial Times: 1620-1689
- Struggle for a Continent: The French and Indian Wars: 1689-1763
- Liberty or Death: The American Revolution 1763-1783
- A New Nation: The United States: 1783-1815
Some features I like:
- Great and varied illustrations filled with details to study
- Maps explaining that is happening where or who controls what
- Big overview of the story of our country
- Explanations of advantages and disadvantages for different people groups
- Lots of references to “memory pegs” my children already have
My friend mentioned that she has been able to get these books used at library sales, and I’ve been able to check them out at our library.
A book by the same authors that fits nicely right before this series is Discovery of the Americas. This book covers lots of early people groups to the Americas (like the Olmecs, Hopewell, and Aztecs from Cycle 1) and explorers (like Balboa, Cabot, and Columbus from Cycles 1, 2, 3).
I always love finding new books at the library, don’t you?
By the way, feel free to share library finds with me. I always love finding more great books!