After the Great Exile of her entire Acadian community from Canada in 1755, half of Rose’s family and her boyfriend disappear. As part of their forced resettlement in colonial East Hampton, New York, the English government begins it’s work to turn Rose and her Acadian family into “proper English citizens”. Lonely and unable to speak her native French, Rose’s situation is made worse by a vindictive Master who blames her as a French speaker for the capture and perhaps death of his son by French
The English Patchwork is a natural method of English teaching, which means it does not rely on another language to teach. Taking hints from context, marginal notes, and the book’s beautiful illustrations, students must figure out the meaning of each new word and grammatical concept as they read. Keeping themselves actively engaged with the language throughout each lesson, students are able to learn more efficiently, and achieve fluency much faster. At the end of each chapter, new grammar topics are explained in English as well, and followed by exercises and questions.
In The Long Trek North (Tome 1), the journey begins in the Berkshires, CT in 1801 and transports us north with George and Lydia who set forth to Willsborough, NY and, ultimately establish a family Clark legacy. The Clarks prepared to leave behind all that they had ever known for their long journey over terrain and under circumstances that were totally unknown to them.