I am a reformed history-hater.
I hated history when I was in my school years. Ahem. Okay, greatly disliked history. Does that sound more mature?
I've met so many other adults, mostly in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s, who dislike history because of the way it was taught in the public school system in the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and to the present.
Now that I'm a reformed history-hater / disliker, I have found all kinds of amazing curricula to use to present history to my children in a fun and interesting way! Even if it isn't their favorite educational subject, they certainly don't despise history the way I did before becoming a home educator.
Heritage History's Classical Curriculum on CD is one of those very interesting methods of teaching history!
I was thrilled to learn that our family would be able to use and review Heritage History's "Ancient Greece" Study Guide this spring. We are excited to continue using it in the fall with a new school year...just three months away!
So, here's the deal. You know that Kindle Fire you've been wanting? Especially if you don't have a "smart phone"? Well, now you can place that Kindle Fire on your educational/curriculum shopping list and show it to your hubby! (Hint, hint!)
See, what's so neat about Heritage History's study guides is that these collections of illustrated "living history" books, maps, timelines, battle and geography dictionaries, biographies, historical summaries, study guide helps, and suggestions for reading are all on this one CD...and the books can all be easily transferred to a Kindle device, iDevice, Nook, etc. Nice!
Heritage History has searched historical literature in the public domain (pre-1923) to find books and texts that would have great interest to students these days! Links to these books are available on their website so that you may read them on your computer screen for no charge. You may also download individual titles (for a small fee), or you may purchase the CD which contains all of the texts plus study guides and many of the items I've already listed for you:
The #1 benefit of purchasing these books and additional materials on CD is that this program is easily outlined for you and organized so you can quickly pick out which titles you would like your students to read for the various eras of history...and that they can pick out titles for themselves to read. While you can find free versions of these titles online in other places, they often don't translate as well to e-readers. Heritage History has made certain that these historical titles are designed exclusively for your e-reader! You will be able to read the e-books in three different ways: PDF, Kindle or EPUB, and they are easy to transfer to your e-reader because clear directions are provided to help with this. They can also be read on a computer monitor, if your family doesn't have an e-reader.
There are 11 Heritage History libraries on CD, but only 5 of them have full study resources, a printable study guide, curriculum guide, maps, and timelines:
Here's a brief description of the Ancient Greece collection I received:
“The Ancient Greece collection covers Greek history from the earliest days of myth and legend, through the Golden Age of Athens, to the Greco-Roman Era. Of special interest to older students is a selection of simplified classics based on the works of renowned poets, historians and playwrights. Includes 46 books, 50+ maps, teaching aids, and a Study Guide.” (from the Heritage History website)
Hi! I'm Julieanne!