Monday, April 30, 2012

Slavery


We are learning about the slave days. One of the things we did was go to an historical site and learn what it was like for one family to own slaves in the 1800’s. It was interesting to hear about life for this family. But that did not teach my son about the life of a slave in the south. I found a wonderful series of comic books called Chester Comix. They have one that is about the Underground Railroad. My son has devoured this book. He loves the comic book format. I think he has learned more about the Underground Railroad from this one comic book than he has from any other source. This book is about Harriet Tubman and other famous women in history.

We will definitely be buying more of them for other areas of history. We also love to use the Chester Comix as a basis for lapbooking. Lapbooking is another great way to make history come alive for your children. As they research the material, they can then develop their very own book on the subject.

No comments:

Post a Comment