I had the opportunity to take a look at 2 of the Our America Series books from Funtastic Unit Studies. We read The Pilgrim Adventure and The Civil War Adventure (first and last of the series) as a read aloud to our children (ages 9, 6, 5).
My kids really enjoyed these historical stories. These are REAL books, that tell historical events, but in an interesting way! The main characters Finn & Ginny travel throughout time and the events are told as they experience them. My kids really enjoyed the books and asked for them daily (in the case we forgot). It is possible to read the books alone, outside of the series…but there are some events from the first that come together in the last book.
There are also FREE Activity guides available to use with these books to incorporate hands on learning as well! Activity guides are in PDF.
The books are recommended for ages 10+, but my younger children enjoyed them (as mentioned). My 9 year old was also able to read them on his own (but he reads at about a 6th grade level).
These books are available on Amazon in print or Kindle formats.
They are a great way to liven up US history and make it enjoyable and interesting! Kids learn best when they are having fun!
You can read my Funtastic Unit Studies Science Curriculum Review also!
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