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Nerd Family Things: It's Disgusting and We Ate It!
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Saturday, November 24, 2007

It's Disgusting and We Ate It!

We read It's Disgusting and We Ate It! True Food Facts from Around the World and Throughout History as an additional historical read for Chapter one in Story of the World (Nomads) and it was very good. While it seems a book of modest page count, the information (and words) was astronomical. It focused on what used to be eaten, what is eaten other places, and what we eat that others find gross. All of my kids loved it. In addition to the typical paragraphs there was also a variety of poems and rhymes. The illustrations were also entertaining all on their own. This is something that I would like to have on my bookshelf for my kids. The drawback.... I go this book from the library as a read to go with the history lesson but due to it length we read it separate. I had alloted about 45 minutes in the morning to read it and it took considerably longer. This isn't a flaw with the book but something to be considered when working it in with other material for a history unit. I think we might have this book to just read for edification not just for a history chapter. We will be using this again!

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3 Comments:

Blogger Joanna said...

you must be using the story of the world because i just read "it's disgusting..." and "bill and pete..." with my 6-year-old not too long ago as we were studying egypt. we really like "it's disgusting and we ate it".

December 12, 2007 at 5:21 PM  
Blogger NerdMom said...

Yes, this blog started because I wanted to keep a list of likes/dislikes for the next set that comes along;).

December 14, 2007 at 3:24 PM  
Blogger Joanna said...

good idea. i should think ahead more like that. i have three others to used the curriculum for and that may not be the end of the kiddos.

December 27, 2007 at 9:23 PM  

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