Sunday, January 14, 2007

Story of the World I

This book covers early civilizations to the end of Rome. We are more than half way through the book and ready to begin the war between Rome and Carthage so I think that we can do a review on this curriculum now.

The book is very easy to read and made more enjoyable with the Activity Guide. We do a chapter a week and my girls either color the map or coloring page that goes with the chapter. We also check out and read books from the library that coordinate with the topic.

Ancient Egypt and the Old Testament parts of this book were lacking in biblical history but rich in early civilizations and kings. If we had it to do over again we would use something like Mystery of History I or Biblioplan which includes much more biblical history alongside secular history so you can get a better feel for how everything fits together.

The Greek history was good though and we greatly enjoyed reading books about Greek mythology. The sections on the Romans are great though and my oldest is loving this period already and we have barely dipped our feet in it.

Overall, we have enjoyed Story of the World I with the Activity Guide and we plan to continue on to Story of the World II in June. When we are finished it will have taken us about a year and a half to complete this book but it was well worth it to stretch the book out and take our time immersing ourselves in the topics.

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