Washington Irving was born in New York in 1783 and is best known for his short stories “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Rip Van Winkle,” which are considered by some to be the first American short stories. He had health issues all of his life and spent many years in Europe. While there, he wrote The Sketch Book which combines beautiful descriptions of historic places with stories, essays, and fiction. His times of travel in Europe also influenced him to write Columbus and The Companions of Columbus as well as two books about the Moorish history of Spain, A Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada, and The Alhambra. Learn more about the author and his works with this timeline and notebooking pack!
Bonnie Rose Hudson’s heart’s desire is for every child to feel the love of God and know how special they are to Him. She would love for you to stop by her website WriteBonnieRose.com for homeschool and history curriculum, resources to help teach your children about missions and the persecuted Church, free history and writing printables, and to check out her newest release from JourneyForth, The Hidden Village, an early reader set in India.