The American Patriot's Almanac: Daily Readings on AmericaJohn T.E. Cribb
I was given the opportunity to review this book through BookSneeze. The very first thing that comes to mind when I remember taking the time to go through this book is the unmatched value we found in it as a homeschooling family. The authors have listed one major historical event for every day of the year. We have had fun reading one of the events each day, and discussing the impact the events must have had on our country! But the "this day in history" pages are not the only parts of value!
There are also several articles, including "Twelve Great Reasons to Love a Great Country", "Flags of the Revolutionary War", "The History of the Stars and Stripes", "Fifty All-American Movies", "Flag Etiquette: Guidelines for Displaying and Handling the U.S. Flag", "How the Declaration of Independence Was Written and Signed", "The Declaration of Independence", How the Constitution Was Written and Ratified", The Constitution of the United States", "The Bill of Rights", "Amendments to the U.S. Constitution Since the Bill of Rights", "The Gettysburg Address", "The Emancipation Proclamation", The Pledge of Allegiance", "The American's Creed", "Songs of American Patriotism", "Poems of American Patriotism", and "Prayers for the American People"! The collection itself is highly impressive before you get to the real "meat" of the book, which is readable every single day for a year!
I recommend this book constantly to fellow homeschool families. Even if your children aren't homeschooled, this is a wonderful way to become more involved in your child(ren)'s education.
You can purchase this book on Amazon for a great value! This link will take you to the ebook edition, but just because of the amazing aesthetics of it, we enjoyed the hard copy!