History has always been my favorite subject and I remember looking back at how much history was not taught in the school systems I attended. I can't imagine anyone not enjoying history but I'm sure there are. I think history, when taught properly, can be enjoyed by anyone. So many of life's great stories, books and movies center around historical facts. Much of our history comes from England and being that I'm half British, I particularly enjoy British history. This is where Heritage History comes in. They make old-fashioned history books, written for the younger ones, easily available. They provide more of a story book learning approach which to me, is more exciting and captivating. For this review, I was able to receive Heritage History's British Empire.
The British Empire collection focuses on 18th and 19th century world history, with a special emphasis on colonial development. Stories that highlight scientific discovery, exploration, invention and industry are featured, along with those that cover regional histories of Ireland, Canada, British Africa, India, and East Asia.
When you pop in the CD, it has a very nice, detailed list of all options:
- New Users
- Study Aids
The books are categorized by:
- British History
- Regional History
- Military History
- Adapted Literature
- Historical Fiction
Now, what is extra nice about this CD, it provides the opportunity to read via PDFs or to download to some readers such as a Kindle which I have. I can tell you that the first PDF I opened was about Queen Victoria who I've been fascinated by. Being able to read an older book was sheer pleasure to me because I almost feel the older books are more true to form. I love the magnitude of book titles offered and the fact that as my children grow, this curriculum will meet their needs based on their maturity and level of understanding.
The curriculum guides are brilliant in that they provide a user guide in starting out and other guides to further your confidence in teaching and guiding your children. From topics such as Britain Outline to British Empire Battles to Weekly Reader Outline, there are so many tools and resources to give your child an abundance of worthwhile knowledge that is captivating yet educational. I believe when children read, they pick up wonderful skills such as an increase in vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and much more. It's an all around educational tool to teach about history and more.
I definitely am a fan of Heritage History's British Empire and will be purchasing other editions.
The British Empire includes 57 books, 50+ maps, teaching aids, and a Study Guide for only $24.99.
You can purchase the entire 5 volume set, The World History Collection, for $99.99 which is a savings of $25 if bought individually.
Visit their website at http://www.heritage-history.com/ for more information.
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Disclaimer: As part of the TOS Homeschool Review Crew, I was given a CD free of charge to review. However, I did not receive any compensation. All opinions are my own.