Monday, June 19, 2017

Adventures of Rush Revere Book Series a Homeschool Crew Review

I have a son who is a fan of Rush Limbaugh and he enjoys listening to his talk show on the radio. Then add on the fact that he loves history. I knew when we had an opportunity to review Adventures of Rush Revere Book Series from Adventures of Rush Revere#1 New York Times Bestselling Book Series by Rush and Kathryn Adams Limbaugh that my son would be excited to get started reading. 

Adventures of Rush Revere Book Series come with 5 books in this series. 

Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims
Rush Revere and the First Patriots
Rush Revere and the American Revolution
Rush Revere and the Star-Spangled Banner
Rush Revere and the Presidency
All the books are a hardback book with colorful dust jackets. The paper in each of the books looks like parchment paper. The paper is a high quality. Inside are multiple illustrations and photographs of historical content. Some fun illustrations of the characters in the story. There is also maps, modern day pictures, historical documents, and some photos of famous art.

Rush Limbaugh is well-known for his talk radio show has written these books with his wife Kathryn Adams Limbaugh to share his passion for the history United States of American with young people. The age range would be around 9-teens. 

There is a section on the website for Study Guides along with Answer Keys for each book. Looking at them they look like a great resource to add while reading the books.

The main character is Rush Revere, who is an energetic history loving teacher who likes to dress in colonial period clothes. He teaches at Manchester Middle School. Cam, Tommy, Liberty, and Freedom, travel back in time with Rush Revere to learn history first hand.

The horse Liberty is able to time travel and is a talking horse. You are going to learn a lot about history straight from the horse’s mouth.

I would recommend reading the first book in the series, “Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims”.  That way you can know who all the characters are in the following books. The books are in historical order to read.

Be prepared for your kids to meet men of character, what true courageous patriots look like, men and women who risk their lives in the name of freedom. The freedom that we enjoy in our county because of these men and woman who  stood up for freedom.

Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims:

 Rush Revere and his companion’s transports back in time to Holland were he joins the Separatists and they journey to America. They experience the dangerous ocean voyage on the Mayflower. They set up the settlement at Plymouth. The story also shows the first Thanksgiving. Some historical figures they meet are William Bradford, Myles Standish, William Brewster, Squanto, Samoset and other historical characters.

Rush Revere and the First Patriots

Rush Revere is suspected of being a Royalist while at a demonstration. His faithful horse Liberty comes to his rescue once again. They talk to Benjamin Franklin as he tries to convince the English Parliament to remove the Stamp Act. Some historical figures they meet are Sam Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Patrick Henry.

Rush Revere and the American Revolution

This book is during the time of the American Revolution.  Liberty transport back to the road leading to the Old North Church and the two lanterns are being lit to signal the direction the British soldiers were traveling. From there they journey to the battles at Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill.  They meet George Washington. They witness the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Rush Revere and the Star-Spangled Banner:

They travel back to the early 1800s with the building and development of Washington D.C. The students are given an assignment as a scavenger hunt/quiz as they see many national moments. The see Union Station, Washington Monument, National Archives, U.S. Capital Building, Supreme Court, and the White House. They witness Fort McHenry and the event that inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner."

Rush Revere and the Presidency:

Cam is running for student body president. The gang heads back in history to ask questions about being the president.  They learn more about how to run for office and much more. They meet George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. 

How did I use these in my homeschool?

I handed the books over to my 11 year old son to read. He started with the first book in the series, “Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims”. He was able to finish a few of the books quickly.  I think he has devoured the books in a short time.

Now what did my son think of the books he read? He informed me, “I liked the books as it covers history which is always interesting” but, I found Liberty the horse annoying at times and a bit rude sometimes.” Then he added, “Other times mom I thought Liberty was funny.” My son would have preferred a mechanical time machine rather than a talking horse.

He felt the books where easy to read and informative as far as history goes. He learned some interesting things about history. He also told me a lot about the Stamp Act and other interesting things about the Unites States History.

Overall, this has been a great book series and my son will continue to read Rush Revere and the Star-Spangled Banner and the last book in the series. I love that he is learning while reading.

Other members of the Homeschool Crew Review are reading Adventures of Rush Revere Book Series so don’t forget to stop by their blogs.

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