The purpose of The Dolphin Society Book Club is to learn about history in a caring community of adults who teach kids AND it's also for those who want to learn history quickly. Book club members learn a summary of the reading from John De Gree, then discuss the main points. For those just watching the recorded lessons, they learn a summary of the history book in succinct talks by De Gree.
At the beginning of each talk, John De Gree will present a slideshow explaining the key historical events, people, and ideas of the month’s readings. Then, he will show teachers the tools that will enable them to prepare well for talks and Socratic discussions with their students. Finally, John will lead Dolphin Society members in Socratic discussions on the history they have read. Didn’t have time to read everything for that month? That’s fine. Come along for the lesson and discussion, anyways! You can use our recordings as your library of history books, condensed in 30 minute lessons.
Books for Discussion Recordings: 1. In 2020/2021 A Patriot's History of the United States, by Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen, ISBN 978-1-59523. 2. 2021/2022 Western Civilization, by Marvin Perry, ISBN 13: 978-1305091467 .
Scroll down for a sample Book Club meeting. We meet on THURSDAYS at 4:30 pm Pacific Time Last Meeting of the Year! Meeting #8: World War II and The Contemporary World: Chapters 21-22May 12th
All members of the Dolphin Society may join The History Book Club.