Where Was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May?
Where Was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May? is a great way to introduce elementary students to a historical figure like Patrick Henry. Classic children’s author Jean Fritz has a very captivating style of bringing a reader right into the world she writes about, making the person real to the reader with lots of little-known facts and some humor thrown in.
I love taking a break from textbook-type learning, incorporating engaging biographies like this one to interest my children, and bringing them into “what really happened.”
Where Was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May? starts out by telling what Patrick Henry was like as a boy, while explaining life in Virginia in his time in a manner that a person remembers. We learn how Patrick Henry came to be married, studied to be a lawyer, and began to be recognized as a public figure. Many facts are covered, from Patrick Henry’s famous speech and his career as a statesman from Virginia, to his beliefs and influence that helped the Bill of Rights to be formed.
In Where Was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May? the passion for freedom and the gift of voice that Patrick Henry had is portrayed in such a matter-of-fact and yet fascinating way. This book is a wonderful addition to any homeschool, especially if you want a break from textbooks. It even shares his interesting philosophy of educating children!
Last Updated: May 21, 2012
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