For some reason I don’t have as many pictures of our unit in England, and we also ran out of time to read about before we had to leave on our trip. So, we left the books and videos behind, and went on the real, life experiences. Our own field trip to Europe. The real life learning. The best way to learn, I believe.
We read this book, about what was invented or created in England. we had lots of fun reading about what we have today, or what we use at home or on a daily basis that came from England. Also, we read the book from the same series, of things that came from France. Also fun to read and look through.
And of course, there was history. But there is so much history in this old country, that I know we only brushed the top of the top part. But we had fun reading about Henry VIII and his six wives. Really! SIX! Divorced, decapitated, death, divorced, decapitated, survived. Crazy!
These are the books we used for this part of our studies this spring:
- Best Castles : Over 100 Castles to Discover and Explore by Plantagenest Somerset Fry.
- A Walk in London by Salvatore Rubbino.
- Madeline in London by Ludwig Bemelmans.
- Charles Dickens : The Man Who Had Great Expectations by Diane Stanley
- Stage fright on a Summer Night by Mary Pope Osborne.
- Bard of Avon : The Story of William Shakespeare by Diane Stanley
- Look What Came From England by Kevin A. Davis.
- London : From Roman Capital to Olympic City by Richard Platt.
- The Picture History of Great Buildings by Gillian Clements.
- The Tower of London : Places in History by Colin Hynson.
- If Stones Could Speak : Unlocking The Secrets of Stonehenge by Mar Aronson.
- The 2012 London Olympics : An Unofficial Guide by Nick Hunter.
- Don’t Know Much About Kings and Queens of England by Kenneth C. Davis.
- Good Queen Bess : The Story of Elizabeth I of England by Diane Stanley.
- Elizabeth I : The People’s Queen. Her Life and Times, 21 activities by Kerrie Logan Hollihan.
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As always, if you have any other resources you’d like to share, please do so in the comments section. We would love to have them for future reference or if anybody else would like to use them. Thanks! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for coming to visit. have a great day!