Saturday, March 22, 2014

Charlie's House.....

Charlie's House by Clyde Robert Bulla is a great read while studying indentured servant hood.  Charlie is a poor, homeless English boy, who is sold as an indentured servant in the New World.  Originally, he gets a nice master.  Unfortunately, his original master sells Charlie to pay off a debt.  After spending a short time with his new cruel master, Charlie runs away. I won't give away the ending, but, I will say it leaves you hanging.  We have read several of Bulla's books and enjoyed them all so far. 

You can read about Amos Fortune, Free Man here.  We read this book at the same time as Charlie's House.  Then the kids completed a notebooking page about slavery and indentured servant hood back in the 1700's as part of our Colonial History study.

Charlie's House is a fairly easy read that one may assign for student reading.  As follow up, a possible  language arts assignment may be to rewrite the ending of the story.  We recommend Charlie's House.

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