Homeschool Curriculum Review - "Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims" Book Review
Most homeschool parents are looking for fun ways to make history more entertaining, and many are now turning to Rush Limbaugh’s historical time-travel novel titled “Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims.” The book was written for preteens between the ages of 10 and 13, but it has become quite popular with teenagers and adults as well. Many younger kids can also comprehend the book easily, so this is a good pick if you are homeschooling children of different ages and want to use one resource for group discussions.
Homeschool Curriculum Review - History through the Eyes of Rush Revere
The main character in “Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims” is a middle-school teacher named Rush Revere. He was created in the likeness of Paul Revere, but Rush Limbaugh intentionally placed his own personality into the character. Rush Revere rides his talking horse named Liberty back in time and captures video of key historical moments in American history. He meets important historical figures along the way and brings them to life with his smartphone camera.
Rush takes the video footage created on his adventures back to school and uses them to teach his middle-school students about history. His students are able to see key moments in history as it happens thanks to his adventures. As the pilgrims board the Mayflower and explore the new world, Rush is right there with his smartphone, ready to capture their experiences and report back to his students.
Are the Facts Historically Accurate?
Rush Limbaugh has had a polarizing effect on the world, but his book is not so polarizing. The facts presented are historically accurate, and many readers have fact-checked various elements of the story to make sure they are correct. If you want to make sure that your homeschool curriculum is as factual as possible, you can read the book before presenting it to your children and fact-check anything that you have never heard before.
Better yet, have your children pull out key details of the story that they find interesting and check them for accuracy themselves. Teach them to learn more about those facts and write their own stories about elements of history covered within the book. There are many creative projects you can create to coordinate with this book.
Homeschool Curriculum Review - "Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims" - How to Use this Book for Homeschooling
There are many interesting details in the book, so you are bound to learn something new as you read “Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims.” The characters are also entertaining enough to hold the attention even of young readers, so you can use this one book to teach all of your children regardless of age or study grade. If you have other homeschool curriculum resources related to the Mayflower or the pilgrims, you can easily work this book into the curriculum when those units are covered.
Since this is a fun book with all the elements of a fictional story,
you can use it for language arts or reading lessons in addition to history
lessons. If you have a child who enjoys history but does not like reading, this
may be the book that grabs their attention and helps them enjoy reading a bit
more. If you have a child who enjoys reading but doesn’t get into history, this
is one book that can make them pay more attention to the historical lessons you
want to present.
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