Sunday, April 8, 2012

British History: Observations & Assessments from Early Cultures to Today Review!

From the Celt Warriors to the Present day, your Highschool student will learn all about British History from a Christian Worldview presented by author James Stobaugh.

This newest offering from Master Books, History Observations & British  Assessments from Early Cultures to Today
This newest offering from Master Books, History Observations & British  Assessments from Early Cultures to Today contains 34 chapters with 5 lessons each.  Each lesson will take approximately 20 to 30 minutes and consists of a short reading section with critical thinking questions.  Some of these questions can be deduced from the reading, some require thinking 'outside the box' and a few require you to search out the answer in other materials.   At the end of each week's lessons is a short exam.

I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book - a WHOLE book just on Britain.....awesome!

Once I got to the section on Druids and "Why is Halloween a dangerous, anti-Christian Holiday?"  I was HOOKED!  I read through the Early Roman Influence, Christianity in England, Age of Exploration, Elizabethan Life and a wonderful section on the King James Bible in a non-stop session before 'life called'.

Growing up I didn't have a great experience learning history.  What I do know I've learnt mostly from teaching my own children.  So, to get a second opinion, I handed this book to our own resident teen-aged History-buff .  His take was a wee-bit different.

From early on in our Homeschool we've studied History using living books and a lot of hands-on activities.  So, for him, History is fascinating!!  While he liked this book, he thought the lessons were a little too short.  He kept asking for more information, more information, more information!

So, in our opinion, this would be a great study for someone who hasn't studied much History -or- doesn't particularly care for the subject -or- just wants a straight up study of History without additional readings, literature suggestions or mapwork.

Take a peek inside.

Disclaimer:
I received a Teacher and Student book free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

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