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Summer Reading Material – Honest History Magazine

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If you are still on the hunt for summer reading material for you child, Honest History is a great resource to consider.

This magazine is perfect for readers ages 6 -12 and each issue takes an in-depth look at the the topic depicted on the cover.

If your child is curious and enjoys reading about past events, Honest History magazine is perfect for them. The magazine was created for curious thinkers; it is designed for children whose imaginations are sparked by the the world around them and by what they read. If, when your child is done reading, they end up having more questions than answers – this magazine is for them. These magazines were designed to pique the reader’s interest and fuel their desire to learn more about the given topic.

Not only are the articles in depth, and written with the intention of keeping bias at bay, but it is impossible to not be engaged with the beautiful artwork present in each edition.

Not only do you have the ability to subscribe to the magazine to receive 4 issues over the course of the year, you can also purchase past issues.

Honest History Magazine has been kind enough to share a discount code of learningwleigh that you can enter at checkout to receive 10% off single issues.

Head on over to HonestHistorymag.com and explore the titles and content of some of the past issues, including: –

Honest History – Past Editions
  • A Portrait of India
  • An Era of Exploration
  • The Spirit of the Games
  • The Race to Space
  • The Story of an Empire
  • The War of the Currents (Edison vs. Tesla)
  • A Pirate’s Tale
  • The Swan King
  • Cookbook: History is Delicious

Each edition comes with well written articles and suggestions for DIY activities.

Whether you subscribe or just purchase one or two single past editions, your child will be well served from a language arts and history standpoint if they commit to reading these magazines over the summer.

Have you experienced “Honest History?”

Let me know your experience in the comments below.

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Happy Black History Month!

Happy Black History Month!

Happy Black History Month, everyone! With this February being a leap year, we get one extra day to enjoy great novels, poems, plays and essays written by authors such as Langston Hughes, Ralph Ellison and Frederick Douglas, Barack Obama, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, Angie Thomas, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Christopher Priest and many, many more. I am very excited!

This February, commit to celebrating Black History Month! Take time to read a book, poetry, essay of a new Black author – or your favorite author. Below you will find a list of books, websites, plays and events happening in February 2020. In honor of Black History Month, I have gathered some resources and compiled the below list describing how you can celebrate Black History Month:

  1. Read!! – Read as much as you can. All different genres – both fiction and non fiction. Below are Booklists to get you started.

2. Write about what you read! Whether you write a full essay in your journal or on your blog, post about it on facebook, twitter, instagram, snapchat, or text a friend or participate in an online group – react to what you read.

The response should explain how the particular writing changed your perspective or made you feel. Or you can compare what you read to a similar experience yours. There are no real parameters or requirements for the response. Just your personal reaction to what you read, in what ever form that takes.

3. Go to one of these events:

4. Tell a friend!! The works of literary art and historical documentation are important for everyone to read, understand and appreciate!

So how are you celebrating Black History Month? Learning w/ Leigh is offering a book club for children entitled African American Heroes. I hope to see you there.

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