Story of the World vol. 4 chapter 16 deals only with the United States. The title? The Expanding United States. The first story gave a historical account of the wagons of pioneers moving West on the Oregon Trail. The second story introduced the children to stocks, philanthropists and outlaws.
A couple of years ago, we read the seven volumes of Little House on the Prairie. The kids remember that story now. Therefore, this literature title came in handy as we learned more about the adventure of crossing a continent.
It turns out, Susan Wise Bauer recommended the first volume of the series in this chapter. Well, good. The other title that we have already read is Caddie Woodlawn. My son read it for his Mensa for Kids reading list.
As you can see, there are benefits to reading classics from different book lists. But even if you did not know about these classics, the Activity Book comes to the rescue with its list of titles.
And should you have scruples about fiction titles, you can always just stick to the nonfiction titles recommended by Susan Wise Bauer.
For our activity, we looked up a short video about the Stock Market explained for children. We found it on YouTube and there are so many of them. This happened a few weeks back and I cannot find exactly which one we watched. It was very simple and to the point. It lasted less than 15 minutes, which is exactly what I wanted.