Rush and Kathryn Adams Limbaugh and all of us at the Adventures of Rush Revere Series are proud to support the homeschool mission nationwide. We absolutely love hearing from you and sharing your great stories with other homeschool families! Below are some of our favorites along with homeschool event dates featuring the Revere Series!

Homeschool FOM – August 2017

Flying Through History with Rush Revere

Homeschool Family of the Month – August 2017

Our Homeschool Family of the Month this month is Crystal and family from Cedar Grove, North Carolina. She and her husband have homeschooled for 7 years, working opposite shifts for 16 years so that there was always a parent at home. Their boys are currently 16, 14 and 7 years old. The older boys are active members of the civil air patrol program, and her oldest dreams of attending the Air Force Academy and someday NASA. Her 14-year-old is a wildlife fanatic and wants to become a wildlife officer or park ranger.

Crystal let us know that her homeschool co-op began with a wonderful mom named Heidi, and together they organized the group that now numbers 8 families and 19 children altogether. Crystal first learned about the Adventures of Rush Revere book series listening to The Rush Limbaugh Show, when she heard other parents and kids calling in. The crew sent the group a complimentary copy of Brave Pilgrims and they have now read all five books. The children all love the series, and her oldest son’s favorite quotation is: “unless you know your history, you are destined to repeat it.”

Absolutely great job Crystal and family. We cannot wait to hear more about your adventures as a homeschool family!

Rush Revere at Homeschool Conferences Around USA!

Rush Revere at Homeschool Conferences Around USA!

 MARCH – JULY 2017

Rush and Kathryn Adams Limbaugh and all of us at the Adventures of Rush Revere Series are proud to support the homeschool mission nationwide. This year, we partnered with The Alliance and sponsored homeschool conferences throughout the United States. Check out the events we attended below and drop us an email if you would like to see Rush Revere at your next homeschool event!

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IAHE – Indianapolis, IN – March 24-25

NCHEA – Lincoln, NE – March 31-April 1

MACHE – St. Paul, MN – April 20-22

CAPE-NM – Albuquerque, NM – April 20-22

OCHEC – Oklahoma City, OK – May 5-6

THSC – Arlington, TX – May 11-13

MHEA – Starkville, MS – May 19-20

INCH – Lansing, MI – May 18-20

FPEA – Kissimmee, FL – May 25-27

NICHE – Coralville, IA – June 1-3

CHOIS – Nampa, ID – June 2-3

HOW – Powell, WY – June 2-3

HEAV – Richmond, VA – June 8-10

OCEANetwork – Portland, OR – June 23-24

CHEF of Alabama – Birmingham, AL – June 30-July 1

AFHE – Phoenix, AZ – July 7-8

CHEA – Pasadena, CA – July 13-15

THSC – The Woodlands, TX – July 20-22

Homeschool FOM – July 2017

Learning by Leaps and Bounds with Liberty

Homeschool Family of the Month – July 2017

How adorable is Debbie’s family of South Carolina? They have been homeschooling for a year and a half, avoiding the politics they see in public schools. We learned more about the family when we spoke with them recently on the phone. Debbie heard about the Rush Revere series listening to The Rush Limbaugh Show on the radio and bought the books, one by one, for her children. The kids LOVE the books, and she is happy with the way the authors “make history real to her children.” The family reads the books out loud and has fun with the characters, and Debbie reports that all have a “new found love for early American history, so much so that it’s tough to get them to move on to other parts of history because they want to keep learning about it.” So perfect!

Debbie also shared a really cute story. Her daughters love Liberty from the books, and the Crew recently sent them Liberty plush dolls. Her daughter glued straws together and made horse jumping fences! You girls sound a lot like Freedom and Maddie – so creative and smart! This lovely family is part of a homeschool co-op of 100 families, and plan to use the Rush Revere series, handout materials and study guides for classes next fall.

Gaining Confidence with Liberty

Gaining Confidence with Liberty

LOUISIANA

Keira from Louisiana is a brave eleven-year-old who has spent a lot of time in the hospital over the past year and a half. Recently, when Keira went in for an appointment, her mom told her to grab a book from the shelf to read together. She grabbed Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims and her Liberty plush. As her mom filled out paperwork at the doctor’s office, Keira read peacefully, which was new for her. Over time as Keira kept reading, her confidence grew and she began to read more and more on her own. It was the first time she had done this, and her interest in reading has continued to grow ever since. Wonderful!

Homeschooler Crafts Mini Rush Revere and Liberty Out of Wood!

Homeschooler Crafts Mini Rush Revere and Liberty Out of Wood!

INDIANA

Homeschooler Cameron from Indiana is a talented sculptor. After reading about Rush Revere and Liberty’s time travel adventures, he decided to craft a small wood sculpture of each. They look so cool don’t they? Look at Liberty’s hooves! Cameron sounds a lot like our friend Paul Revere, who was a silversmith by day. His mom told us that she brought the book series to use in her homeschooling group, but soon found they were missing from the school room. Later, she found them in Cameron’s room, because he loved them so much! He now goes to sleep every night listening to the CD’s.

Homeschool Mom Displays Series to Co-op

Homeschool Mom Displays Series to Co-op

OHIO

Pamela, a homeschool mom from Ohio, has been a wonderful advocate for American history education using the Adventures of Rush Revere book series. After receiving a set of books and posters from the crew, she put up a display for her homeschool co-op. Pamela said the books were a big hit with the other parents and they loved the resources available on the website. She let us know that, “The idea of reinforcing history through a fun learning experience inspired several of the moms.” This is so wonderful to hear, thank you Pamela!

Homeschool Group’s History Day is a Hit with Revere

Homeschool Group’s History Day is a Hit with Revere

Nebraska

Joshua from Nebraska dressed up for his homeschool group’s History Day as Paul Revere. Paul Revere was Joshua’s favorite historical character in the books and he couldn’t wait to share his report with us! When we asked Joshua who his favorite crew member was, he quickly replied “Tommy”. Do you think it’s because they are both football players? They kind of look alike too don’t they? Either way, Joshua makes a great Paul Revere and we are proud of him for reading all five books!

Homeschool FOM – June 2017

A Colonial Field Trip With Rush Revere

Homeschool Family of the Month – June 2017

Isn’t this a fantastic photo? This is Melanie and her brother and sister from Baltimore, Maryland in front of the Governor’s Palace during homeschool week in Williamsburg, Virginia! Before they visited they read Rush Revere and the American Revolution in their homeschool group so they would know more about the colonial time period. Melanie is really funny too! She said that her favorite room was “the ballroom and the large portraits of the King and Queen on the wall, not that the Patriots liked them much!” That is so hilarious, Liberty is laughing his head off!

We called Melanie’s mom and learned more about their homeschool group. They are part of a co-op of 11 families made up of 40 children. They used the Rush Revere curriculum and it helped them pass literary reviews. They really like the way the stories are written and how they “engage and keep the kids’ attention.” All have recently read book 5, and as they live near Washington, D.C., they are excited to follow the adventures to see the National Archives and Fort McHenry. Don’t forget to try Liberty’s Top Secret Mission: OPERATION MILK SHAKE, and have fun!

No Sleep Till Plymouth!

No Sleep Till Plymouth!

UTAH

Melissa of Utah shared a great story about her homeschooling family with us. She told us that she began re-reading Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims to her young children at night. Apparently, they really love the series, because Melissa found her nine-year-old son reading it to the younger ones in bed her bed while they were supposed to be getting ready for school! Melissa said, “It’s a good thing they’re homeschooled!” That is so funny!

Melissa is excited to expand their Rush Revere Library, and she thanked the authors for “making history fun,” saying that “never before has history held their attention.” She noted that this is especially important as they are a military family. Thank you so much for speaking with us Melissa and for your family’s service to our country. Keep reading and sharing these wonderful stories!

Allison Uses Acting to Bring History to Life

Allison Uses Acting to Bring History to Life

OREGON

Our friend Allison from Oregon is a middle school homeschool teacher. She uses the Rush Revere books with her groups to inspire the students using acting! She makes the stories into a living drama, which really impresses the Crew, especially Liberty who is a natural actor. In fact, he is thinking of a visit to Hollywood, maybe to star in a Western. Anyway, Allison “LOVES finding ways to make history come alive for kids.” Well it certainly sounds like you are doing that Allison- well done. Super glad that lots of hours of work was saved for you. That’s great!

Lynn, Homeschool Teacher and ‘History Nerd’

Lynn, Homeschool Teacher and ‘History Nerd’

SOUTH CAROLINA

Lynn is really funny. She called herself a history nerd! Rush Revere really liked hearing that because people sometimes think he is a little odd for wearing Colonial clothing in modern day. We don’t think he is odd though, as we know he does it to teach kids about history! Lynn let us know that her homeschool co-op students’ imaginations come to life after reading the Adventures of Rush Revere. They run outside to play and she hears them shouting “Rush…rush…rushing to history!” I guess this worked, because the students know about American history and can even explain the Stamp Act and other bits of history. So cool!

Family Connects through the Rush Revere Series

Family Connects through the Rush Revere Series

UTAH

We recently spoke with homeschool mom Liz, who told us a lovely story about the Rush Revere Series crossing generations. You see, Liz’s father, who adored author Rush Limbaugh, passed away and was never able to meet her children, including son Isaiah.

For Christmas, Liz gave Rush Revere books to the young man, who smiled politely when opening the gift, but was probably thinking – why a book mom? It was emotional for Liz to read a chapter a night to Isaiah, and to share the work of an author her father loved.  Soon, though, he was laughing at Liberty’s jokes, and even asked his mom to read more chapters when his sisters were asleep.

After a few weeks, they completed the book and kept right on reading.  “Isaiah is learning about the White House right now,” Liz recently said, “My dad would have been so proud of him.”

Co-op Plays Cool Jellybean Tax Game

Co-op Plays Cool Jellybean Tax Game

OREGON

Allison of Oregon, let us know about a fun American history game her homeschool group played using Rush Revere and the First Patriots.  To learn about taxation without representation in the Colonial era, they started by playing the roles of King George, Parliament, and a tax collector.

Each student started with a cup full of jellybeans. Then the student playing the role of a member of British Parliament stood and read off specific items of clothing, and an associated number.  If a student was wearing a listed item like “jeans,” that number of jellybeans would be given up.

Quickly the unfair nature of the taxing system in Colonial America became clear, as all jellybeans were given up to taxes.  The next day, when the students role-played Colonists versus King George and Great Britain, the debate became heated! It appears the young colonists were none too happy about the taxes – would a Revolution happen soon? We will have to wait to hear more from Allison, who said the students all learned a lot and had fun!