Welcome to my Build Your Own Homeschool Library series where I'm sharing with my readers some of my favorite books from my homeschool shelf. Please note that all the posts in this series contain my own opinions, and I have not been compensated by any publishing company for any of the content.
When I found Rules Of The Game at our library's book sale a few years ago, I'd never seen a book like it before. It's a veritable encylopedia of sports rules. Do you want to know how cricket or lacrosse is played? Curious about the rules for horse racing? Want clarification about the basic rules for baseball or football? This book has it all — and more.
The editors packed an incredible amount of information into this book. With numerous illustrations, detailed diagrams, and an abundance of text, Rule of the Game is a useful — and unique — reference to have on your homeschool bookshelf.
How we use the books
We have used Rules of the Game mostly during the Olympic season. When we didn't quite understand how a particular sport worked, we grabbed the book and searched the table of contents. Invariably, we found the rules for every sport we ever tried to look up — even curling!
Rules of the Game could easily be used as a unit study on sports or incorporated into the study of history or geography since it covers sports from all over the world.
Where to find the books
Amazon.com is probably your best source for purchasing Rules Of The Game. Numerous used copies are available for under $1.70.
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