Book Club: Colonial Life & American Revolution for Grades 6-8 (9:00)
Course: Book Club: Literature Reflecting Colonial Life & American Revolution for Grades 6-8 (9:00)
Instructor: Dawn Casas
Curriculum: Book list: Blood on the River: Jamestown1607, The Witch of Blackbird Pond,Chains, Johnny Tremain, Susanna’s Midnight Ride: The Girl Who Won the Revolutionary War, My Brother Sam is Dead; These may be obtained at a local library or purchased.
Course Description: Using literature that reflects the time studied in the American Colonial Life and Revolutionary War History class, we will focus on literary analysis and historical significance of stories from early Colonial America through the American Revolution. This class will include reading comprehension and analysis activities, group discussions, dramatization, projects, reflective writing, videos, and group activities to enrich our learning. While the course will correspond with the study in Dr. Casas’ American History class, it is not required to participate in both. This class is taught by Dawn Casas, a college professor and course developer. She has a Master’s in Education and a Ph.D. in Communication. A former public and private school teacher, she has homeschooled her own daughters for 10 years. She loves a good story and looks forward to reading through history with the class! (26 weeks)