Tuesday, April 10, 2012

World History: Observations & Assessments from Creation to Today Review!

Written from a Christian Worldview, author James Stobaugh crams 6000+ years of history into 288 pages in  World History: Observations & Assessments from Creation to Today .

World History: Observations & Assessments from Creation to Today .Geared for your High School student, this new selection from Master Books contains 34 chapters with 5 lessons each.  Each lesson consists of a short reading section with critical thinking questions and will take approximately 20 to 30 minutes.  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.

This particular study has a nice, interesting flow of history from Mesopotamia to the present.  In addition to studying great civilizations like Israel, Egypt, Greece, Japan, Central and South America, you'll also learn the 7 major worldviews, ponder thought provoking questions about the Martyrs, read quotes from Hinduism and Confucius and consider opposing views of the Crusades.  In addition to fabulous pictures, you'll breeze through 20th century History with World Wars I & II, Jazz Age and Post Modernism.

Both my resident teen-aged History Buff and I though this book contained more 'meat' than British History.  I was very pleased to see that there were more thinking questions and that they required a lot more in-depth thought as well.

Eventhough there's a lot more information in this course, we still have the opinion that 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 look inside.

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


  1. Hmm...so, would this warrant one high school credit, do you think, or more than that?

    1. Tina - I'd say this would count as one high school credit for History only.