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You may remember that we started our American History with American Girls with the Kaya books and learning about the Nez Perce in the western United States in 1764.
We moved to the other side of the United States to colonial Virginia in 1774 to learn about Felicity.
One thing I appreciated about the books is the authentic look at life in 1774. The books mention the turmoil over the king of England’s taxation of the colonists. We learned about the Boston Tea Party. We learned about period dress and behavior.
I did not appreciate Felicity’s attitude toward obedience. She does not respect or obey her parents’ rules when she is told not to go to a certain part of town to be with a horse. She is painted as a heroine in the first book for rescuing an abused horse. She was able to rescue the horse by disobeying her parents time and time again. Big Sis and I had to have some talks about honoring mom and dad and making tough choices. We talked about how Felicity could have handled things differently.
We checked out this book from the library that was FULL of information about colonial America and what life must have been like for Felicity. Big Sis especially liked reading about the toys and games that children played back then.
We used pieces of the Felicity Lapbook from Homeschool Share.
I picked up THIS LAPBOOK of COLONIAL AMERICA ($3.50 on Teachers Pay Teachers)
We are using this sticker pad throughout our study:
We also picked up this book from a local homeschool family a couple of months ago and have been baking some colonial American recipes!
Next up in our study will be Josefina!
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