Thursday, July 15, 2010
Story of the World curriculum review
Story of the World, Volume 1. We were attempting our lifestyle at a classical education that year, and this curriculum pick for history seemed a good fit at the time. We got midway through the curriculum and enjoyed many of the hands-on activities. They were all read-alouds, and since my child enjoyed that kind of thing, it went well (me reading out loud to her each story). We did the accompanying activity pages and coloring sheets, and the fun projects. For example when we studied ancient Africa, we dressed up in African clothing that day and cooked a traditional African meal. Fun :-) By the middle of the book, though, the chapters began to address the Greeks and their culture of pagan god worship. This is where we ended our studies in this book, since I was not interested in introducing Zeus, Venus and the rest to my child. We have moved on since to enjoy Robin Sampson's history materials as well as Christian Liberty Press and Bob Jones University.