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History of the Horse – Bookshelves Part 4 February 4, 2010

Filed under: Homeschooling — Melissa @ 12:00 pm

I do try to include my children somewhat in the planning of their school year. If they don’t like a subject, we talk about their reasons and I try to determine if it’s just a general dislike or whether it’s the curriculum that stinks for that child!

I had a different plan for literature this year. I had been acquiring many of the Veritas Press literature guides and was going to have Samantha work through them. She asked me about doing something with horses and I agreed to change everything! We found this wonderful literature study through Beautiful Feet Books.



History of the Horse has been a great choice for Samantha’s literature program this year. These books are kept on the top shelf, 2nd from the left, cubbie. As I talked about in a previous post Sam has a lot of literature choices in her days, but a wonderful curriculum is found in this small paperback handbook.

A sample lesson:
1. Read chapters 3 and 4 of King of the Wind.
2. Color and paste the map of Morocco in student notebook.
3. Why was camel milk better for foals than mares milk?
4. In the notebook, record Job 39:19-25. These verse describe just how the Arabian reacts when it hears the trumpet sounding war.

Another lesson:
1. Read chapters 34 and 35 of Black Beauty.
2. Look up the Crimean War in an encyclopedia and do some research on the use of cavalry during this war.

The books used in this study:
King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
White Stallion of Lipizza by Marguerite Henry
Justin Morgan Had a Horse by Marguerite Henry
Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry
Brighty of the Grand Canyon by Marguerite Henry
Mustang, Wild Spirit of the West by Marguerite Henry
Black Stallion by Walter Farley
Album of Horses by Marguerite Henry
Handbook of Horses by Elwyn H. Edwards
How to Draw 50 Horses by Lee J. Ames
Horses of the World Card Game

Recommended videos:
Black Beauty
Justin Morgan
Misty
Black Stallion

Samantha has had only good things to say about doing this literature study and we look forward to using more Beautiful Feet products in the future. I have my eye on History of Science and History of Classical Music.

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4 Responses to “History of the Horse – Bookshelves Part 4”

  1. Tawna Says:

    Cool!! 🙂

  2. Sharon Says:

    Mary is a horse lover. I may have to do this study at some point.

  3. Anna Says:

    My daughter loves horses. She would enjoy this curriculum when she is a bit older.
    This is our first year of homeschooling, so I am still learning about things that are available.

  4. Mandy Says:

    We need to finish the Geography one. It’s one of those that we work on when we have time. The kids still love it though!


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