History – Middle Ages/Reformation

Joan Of Arc (World Landmark Books)

The Escape: The Adventures of Three Huguenot Children Fleeing Persecution (Based on Historical Facts)




Journey of the Heart

Well, that about wraps up the books we read together this year for educational purposes. Of course, there are lots more not mentioned that were more in the recreational category but homeschool families tend to also read educational books recreationally…if those weren’t actually in my hands sharing them with the children then they didn’t make it on the list. 😉

Of all of the above books, I have to say I enjoyed A Journey of Souls the most. In fact, of all the books I read this year, this one was my absolute favorite – even among my “grown up” books! I cried in places. I delighted in places. All through it I had the hardest time wrapping my head around the fact this was history – fictionalized yes – but history never-the-less. Read this book!

I know I haven’t made many educational posts for the longest time and I don’t really have the time now but briefly I will say that we are pretty much done for the year. The older girls are continuing with their respective math curriculms. They finished at odd times and are pretty much independent of me in this area now. As long as they are making good progress, I let them plan/correct/pace themselves. They are self-motivated in this area and that makes my overall job that much easier. They are honest with themselves (and me), keep me informed on how many they miss on lessons, what areas they need help with, etc.

Anyhow, except for math, all other educational pursuits have ended and after Christmas I’ll be doing my planning for the new year. (We like to school year round and plan Jan. – Dec.)