"The Heritage Classical Curriculum is the easiest, least expensive, and most enjoyable way to learn traditional history. Our "living books" reading program uses narrative histories that were popular with young people of earlier generations and features books of interest to students of all ages."
My 8 year old daughter and I were very excited to try out the introductory unit, Young Readers, from Heritage Classical History. Loaded onto your favorite e-reader or read from your PC / laptop, this collection is a wonderful way to experience historical fiction, legends, biographies and other classics using living books.
From their website:
The Young Readers Library includes over eighty high-quality juvenile histories that should appeal to students with a broad range of interests. While all of the books in the Young Readers collection are appropriate for read-aloud to younger students, they are intended for self directed reading and can be read independently by any student who is reading at a chapter book or fourth-grade level.
Most are collections of loosely-related stories from history, biographies,
abridged classics, or historical fiction. The advantage of this style of history for young readers is that each book can be read in any order, and students can each choose the books which most interest them. None of the books in the Young Readers library assume any previous knowledge of a civilization, or requires any “context” to understand. The curriculum is intended to expose grammar school students to some of the most famous stories from history without the overhead of a systematic program of study.
Included on this CD are stories from the genres of:
• American History
• European History
• Ancient History
• Bible Stories
• Legends and Folklore
Our favorites were: Fifty Famous Stories Retold, Story of the Vikings, Men Who Found America, Hannah of Kentucky, and Heroe's of Israel .
Though Young Readers is targeted for upper elementary, I think it appeals to all ages either as a read aloud or to further enhance historical studies. For only $24.99, this CD-Rom includes the complete illustrated text of 86 books, timelines, short biographies, and a Teacher's Guide!
Check out other history studies from Heritage History which also includes a study guide!
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I received a CD of Young Readers free of charge in exchange for an honest review.