Thursday, May 24, 2012
Heritage History - Young Readers
I come from a family of history lovers. We have books, books, and more books. We frequent the local IKEA in search of more bookcases to store our literary treasures. I'm pleased that my oldest daughter in particular has caught that same enthusiasm, and delights in anything relating to ancient history.
So, I was confident that our family would happily take to reviewing this Young Readers CD by Heritage History.
It was not long before the anticipated package arrived in the mail, and I wasted no time in opening it. Hmmm...a....CD...where's the rest of it? I mean...it's nice...and I'm sure we'll enjoy it and all, but...hmm...
Ohhh, it goes in the computer! Okay, okay I get it now. I mean, well, there could still be more, but okay.
And then...I put it in the computer. Oh my stars!!! You will not believe the amazing amount of material included in this CD alone. Over eighty volumes of the history of Western Civilization, written in an easy to read fashion for your younger learners. The intended audience begins somewhere around 3rd and fourth grade, but we're using it with 1st and 2nd graders, and it's going very well.
What are some of the volumes you'll find here? How about:
* American History
* Colonial Children
* Ancient History
* Bible and Saint Stories
* Historical Anecdotes
* Legends and Folklore
* Twins of the World
* Our Little Cousin
That's quite a few titles right there alone, but there's even more than this. Each of these main titles include A LOT of stories and anecdotes that correspond to the theme. I opened up the library and it was like the heavens opened and a heavenly glow emerged along with the angels singing in the background. (Too much? Yeah, probably, sorry.) This resource just tickles me! It's all here in one CD.
And if that weren't good enough, there are introduction guides, study guides, maps, historical images, and so much more! I am so excited about this history curriculum :)
And it gets better, because...when you purchase the CD, you have the option of using it in the computer of course, but it also has a PDF format, and may also be downloaded to any e-reader! If attempting to do that intimidates you have no fear, because they even include directions for accomplishing that task. How beautiful is that?
At the price of $24.99 (which in our opinion is well worth it) you get an amazing treasury. To further sweeten the deal, in this format, you'll save a lot of cash because who needs bookcases now?
Please go check out Heritage History TODAY! I bet you'll love it too!
Read more reviews about this and other available volumes at the TOS Homeschool page by clicking here
Ages: elementary aged children, although this may be adapted up or down.
Price: $24.99 for the CD
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the Young Readers CD from Heritage History in exchange for my honest review of it, with no additional compensation.