Rush Revere and the First Patriots finds Rush and his time traveling friends going back in time to the colonies first experiences with taxes coming from the British government. We meet King George and have a front row seat to the Boston Tea Party. The characters even get to participate in the Boston Tea Party! Watch out for Elizabeth as she is up to no good and threatens to change history by warning King George.
Rush Revere and the American Revolution is the third title and probably my favorite one. Rush Revere and his time-traveling horse Liberty take Tommy, Cam, and Freedom to the American Revolution. I love how the group travels back and forth between the present and the past. There are plots going on in each time period. In previous titles, the present happens at the local middle school where Rush Revere is a substitute teacher for Mrs. Borrington (I laugh every time I read her name). However this time, Rush Revere is teaching summer school. When the group travels to the past, they meet famous Americans--George Washington, Henry Knox, Thomas Paine, and many more.
Rush Revere and the Star Spangled Banner takes students on a wild ride to see the nation's most iconic symbols up close and personal. We get a front row seat as we meet Betsy Ross and visit Independence Hall as the constitution is being debated.
Rush Revere and the Presidency chronicles the early American presidents: George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. Time travel with your well-known friends and discover historical truths about these upstanding men.
I'm really thankful that we have been able to have access to these books. I appreciate the historical events woven into the fictional lives of the characters. Time traveling is a very interesting way to explore history. I love that we get a front row look at the actual historical events. These would make an excellent addition to any history curriculum in which the students are studying early American history.
The attention to detail can't go unmentioned here either. These books are beautiful. Hard cover, full color book jacket, even the pages are printed in full color with full color pictures sprinkled throughout the chapters. The pages are nice and thick, truly keepsake books. And these are books that will remain on our shelves for years to come. These books are accessible to a wide variety of ages--younger kids will appreciate having these read aloud to them, while older kids or adults will enjoy reading them by themselves.Curious what other reviewers had to say about this product? Head on over to the Homeschool Review Crew blog to read all the reviews.