Rush Revere Series - Four-Book
• Rush Revere and the Brave
• Rush Revere and the First
• Rush Revere and the American
• Rush Revere and the Star-
(Time-Travel Adventures with
Fun history brought to life? Time traveling history teacher? Talking horse?
Rush Limbaugh takes us there with
Rush Revere and his time traveling adventures, not to mention Liberty the
I have been in love with using litera-
ture to help my children with learning
since I was able to read out-loud to
them. Finding engaging books as they
grew older grew harder. I have been
able to read the Rush Revere series over
the last few weeks and not only did I
love them, but the kids did also.
Rush Revere is the star (along with
his trusty sidekick, Liberty the horse)
of four books, Rush Revere and the
Brave Pilgrims, Rush Revere and the
First Patriots, Rush Revere and the
American Revolution and Rush Revere
and the Star-Spangled Banner. Each of
these hardcover books have over 200
pages of fun and adventure. The pages
are a heavier style paper, which is colored to look like old parchment paper.
Each book contains so many pictures,
whether cartoon like pictures of the
characters, or photos of the actual
events, places, or people that the Time-Traveling Crew is visiting.
The stories are full of detail and history. They are not dull or dry as some
would think of history. Each story takes
you to talk with exceptional Americans, but that is not all, you find all the
details from before and after the time
travel. Bringing history alive has not
been done in this way before. (. . .)
Each one of the kids loved the stories. They loved the adventure we were
being taken on. They loved the pictures
and I loved seeing the pictures as well.
Baby Girl was the only one who didn’t
sit through the stories, but everyone
else was hooked. That means that everyone in my house, from age five to
adult has fallen in love with these stories and the adventures in history they
take us on. Five to adult—that is a huge
gap of people who would and should
fall in love with these books.
If you find your kids are feeling
bored with history, and you can’t get
them interested in what has happened
in our country in the past, maybe you
need to take them on a time traveling
adventure with Rush Revere and Liberty the horse. This is an adventure you
will be talking about for days, months,
and maybe even years to come!
—Product review by Amanda Hopkins
Caryn Powell Hommel
Spanish is definitely one of those subjects that I need help teaching. I received a set of four Excelerate Spanish
DVDs with a video for each lesson, a
student workbook, a teacher manual,
and an answer key.
This program uses a method called
TPR or Total Physical Response. Basically, along with each new vocabulary
word, a gesture is taught at the same
time. This aids the student in remembering what they are taught. It activates
various motor cortices of the brain
making it easier to learn the new language. After taking lessons using the
traditional method of learning a language, and still not being able to speak
a word, the idea of TPR intrigued me.
There are twenty-four lessons in this
program, and two ways the program
can be used. The first explanation in
the teacher manual explains how you
use this program if you are a Spanish
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