I hated history. As a child. As a teen. And as a college student.
Now, we've taught our children to not say "hate" unless it is regarding something evil and worthy of that word, so please don't be "hateful" and think that we talk like this all the time!
Growing up, though, I had little discretion on when and where it was appropriate to use the word "hate."
And history was nearly at the top of my "hate list."
Because I had a really hard time memorizing dates, places, and names of people. And history was taught by reading boring chapters and answering questions at the end of the chapter, followed by a hard test.
And that was what learning history was all about, right?
I even flunked my first midterm in college, in my Bible history class, because we were supposed to list all of the Old Testament kings and prophets in order, chronologically. Except that the prof never mentioned we'd ever need to know that information or do that in order. I barely escaped passing the class with a D. Sigh.
So when my girls were much younger, and we were going to be just starting out learning history, I knew I wanted to do something different than how I learned in school. But what? I hated history, after all, and didn't look forward to teaching it to the girls.
I did, however, enjoy reading historical fiction, starting around my junior high school years.
Hmm. Maybe we could choose a curriculum that included lots of literature books.
After lots of searching online, dial-up internet, no less, I found a curriculum that would meet our needs. And we have loved it, over the years!
It wasn't TruthQuest History, although I did take a quick glance at their online sample all those years ago.
This spring, however, I've had the opportunity to use and review TruthQuest History with our family, as a part of The Old Schoolhouse (TOS) Crew.
We were able to select which era of time we wanted to use and review. Since I am currently beta testing another history curriculum in great depth, I decided to select Age of Revolutions III (1865-2000) because this selection would easily accompany the era we were already learning about at home.
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