Next year I’m thinking of doing an Around the World theme for our homeschooling. 7 continents. (Although I’m thinking of doing Near East and Far East to bring it to 8.) I may have us watch the Brief World History course from the Great Courses people.
What should we read? Here’s what I’d prefer: nothing too long, something that touches a key aspect of that continent’s historic or cultural themes, rollicking good reads.
For North America, for instance, I have “To Kill a Mockingbird” in my brainstorm list.
For Europe, “Oliver Twist”, “All Quiet on the Western Front”, and “Three Musketeers” are options.
For Antarctica I’m wondering if a book about Shakleton’s incredible journey might not be memorable and enjoyable.
For Africa: “Mara, daughter of the Nile” and “Cry the Beloved Country”.
I’m also looking for movie recommendations.