Anyone know of an Early Modern quick summer read?

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    We are currently finishing up middle ages and will be skipping early American history in order for my oldest to get a good sense of modern times. We have done early American a few times, the last when she was in 7th grade. She will be a senior. We are also doing government currently which includes a lot of history. I am looking for something to kind of bridge the gap between the Reformation and 1850ish. Something I can read aloud over the summer to her and her brother (9th and 12th grade). Anyone have any ideas? Right now my best idea is to read Stories of America Volume 1 and maybe one or two historical fiction. I dont want to be too ambitious, we are never good at “summer school.” And we may be moving to another state. I need something quick and straightforward,



    I like that idea. The reb and the redcoats by Constance Savery is a really fun and good historical novel. And it’s been reprinted. Also not US history but how about Pride and Prejudice? Or another by Jane Austen?

    Could each student pick a good biography or 2 to read to themselves? I think John and Abigail Adams are good people to read about? I could probably get you a title.


    You could see what YWAM Christian Heroes Then and Now or Heroes in History books are available by Geoff & Janet Benge that fit that time period.  My kids have always loved those books, they are quick to read and engaging for a huge span of ages.

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