This book has everything.
Go to the official website to learn more. I love the way this book is written. It has the feel of a vintage Boy Scout manual but all the information is up to date. It has all the trappings of a classical education (Latin, Grammar, Science, Geography) but doesn't feminize, infantize or get bogged down in all the PC stuff that we've become accustomed to! The first thing it tells you to get on the first page is a good pocket knife! It also tells you not to try and put live mice in your pocket. The part that made me grin ear to ear is the chapter entitled "Girls". Is that great or what?!
Here are some excerpts from the table of contents:
The Greatest Paper Airplanes in the World
The Seven Ancient Wonders of the World
Five Knots Every Boy Should Know
Making a Battery
Building a Treehouse
Making a Bow and Arrow
Questions About the World- Why is a summer day longer than a winter day?, Why is it hotter at the Equator? What is a vacuum?, What is latitude and longitude? How do you tell the age of a tree?
The Fifty States
Understanding Grammar (Parts 1, 2, and 3)
Geography of the United States
The Golden Age of Piracy
How to Skip Stones
The Declaration and the Bill of Rights
How to play Marbles
Latin and Poetry that Every Boy Should Know
I could go on and on but that is just a small sampling! The boys are completely enamoured with it and have been making paper airplanes ever since we came home! I was telling my husband that this is the PERFECT summer book! We are going to be very busy this summer trying all the wonderful things in the pages of this book. We're going to learn stuff too, but don't tell the kids!
You've gotta see this little video for the book!
If you decide to buy the book (and I highly recommend you do!) please do so through the link below. I paid $24.99 for it at Borders and it's $8.99 at Amazon. If I had only known!