My favorite subject in school was and still is history. My husband’s favorite subject in school was math, but his second favorite was history. We enjoy studying history and reading history to the kids. I was delighted when given the opportunity to review the PDF study guide version of Give me Liberty! We already own the book Give Me Liberty by L.M Elliott, so this was perfect to accompany the regular book for deeper study.
Give me Liberty follows the life of 13-year-old Nathaniel Dunn, set during the Revolutionary War era in Virginia. Poor Nathaniel has had a hard life. His Mother passed away on the ship when traveling to America. His father abandoned him once they arrived. This story grabs hold of you and sucks you in! You’ll become angry, you’ll cry both tears of sorrow and happiness.
I tend to lean mostly towards the Charlotte Mason method of homeschooling. That has worked well for our family during our homeschooling years. That is another reason I was so excited about this company – they combine a more classical approach with Charlotte Mason. This particular study is recommended for grades 6-8. Personally, I believe this recommendation is perfect for this age group; however, I read the book aloud to all my kids, aged 7 to 12.
When considering a particular study to compliment our homeschool curriculum, I examine the prep time involved. Let’s face it, we are all busy! So extensive prep just doesn’t fit with our family life. Well, the good news is that Progeny Press does all the work for you! Isn’t that awesome?
This study allows your teen to read the book and complete the study guide on their own. However, I elected to have our family read the book together and my oldest completed the study guide. It was perfect for his age. The questions were tough and required a lot of thought. So if you have your child do it on their own, make sure you explain to them they can’t just skim through the book. They have to really pay attention in order to complete the study guide.
The study guide covers:
- Reading Comprehension
- Critical Thinking
- Writing Tools
- Digging deeper section
How did we use this?
We read the book together as a family. I have a 7, 9 and 12-year-old. My oldest completed the study guide each day after we completed our reading time. I loved this study and really enjoyed reading the book, going over the study guide, but as a huge Charlotte Mason gal, I enjoyed reading this wonderful living book aloud together with my family!
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