Friday, May 27, 2016

Heroes, Heroines, And Tales of Ancient History

We love history in our house and have enjoyed using other products from Golden Prairie Press, so I was excited to review Heroes, Heroines, and Tales of Ancient History with my kiddos. 

Amy Puetz, owner of Golden Prairie Press, publishes books that show history at its best and from a Christian worldview. It is her desire to "bring encouraging, uplifting, family friendly resources to Christian families and individuals." Audio books, cook books, books specifically for boys or girls, costume books for various time periods, curricula, and more--there's something for everyone. Most of the resources are e-books or digital downloads, but there are some options for printed books, as well.
The Heroes, Heroines, and Tales of Ancient History Curriculum was created for students in grades 1-6, but can be adapted to be be used for kids both younger and older. The curriculum collection has many components: part 1 & part 2 of the actual ancient history book, additional materials CD , historical skits book, Sing Some Ancient History CD, and Listen to Some Ancient History MP3 CD.  
Heroes, Heroines, and Tales of Ancient History Part 1 & Part 2 Books
This 30-week curriculum can be easily used with different ages and grades. Most lessons have a section for 1-2 graders that contains a larger font and basic overview of the stories. Immediately following that portion is the material for the 3-6 graders, which contains the same information just more advanced and more detailed. There are many options at the end of every lesson for review: questions, writing topics, geography, recipes, timelines, Scripture memory, examining historical art, period games, and more. 

Additional Materials CD
This is full of supplemental materials for the lessons. It includes printable timelines, game boards, quizzes, instructions, videos, and more. It is written at the end of the lesson if you need to pull a resource off the download. Some lessons require the materials; others do not.

Historical Skits Book
This book contains 10 skits from the time of ancient Greece to the early Christian era. Skits are a great way to bring history to life. Titles include Pandora's Box (Greek legend), Romulus and Remus Meet Their Grandfather (Roman legend), Alexander Learns a Lesson in Justice (300 B.C.) and more.

Sing Some Ancient History CD
This download has 9 songs that are mentioned throughout the book along with some sheet music. It has songs such as "Cherry Bloom," "Softly Evening Shades," and "Song of Moses and Mariam." My kids are used to listening to music through the day, while performing various tasks or just for entertainment. They enjoy when I play this, as well.      

Listen to Some Ancient History CD
This is an audio collection of 22 original speeches, poems, Bible reading, letters, and documents that are mentioned throughout the book. It includes "The Code of Hammurabi," "The Prayer of Jehoshaphat," "Nicene Creed," and more. There is a lot of important information included in this collection. 
Additional Materials CD (Ancient History)
This curriculum package is extremely thorough. It has so many components that enhance the learning and make it enjoyable. The lessons can take anywhere from 30-60 minutes. The lessons begin all the way at Creation and end with Saint Patrick in 385. It has many recipes like Egyptian bread, date cakes, stewed wild cherries, a Persian chicken dish, and a Roman pear dessert and multiple crafts like a bow and arrows, sling, Pharaoh hat, rotating drum, wax tablet, Roman bracelets and brooch and many other hands-on projects.
You can buy the components separately or purchase the entire set (physical or digital) for $98.99. You can use coupon code ANCIENT today only to receive FREE shipping on the printed version.  
If you're looking for a unit study ancient history curriculum for your homeschool, I suggest you check out this one. 
*I received a free copy of this product in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.
Pin It

No comments:

Post a Comment