This is the suggested course sequence that allows one core area of history to be studied per semester. You can change the sequence of the semesters per the needs or interests of your student; materials for each semester are independent of one another to allow flexibility.
Big Book of History
Learning just became big fun! Unfold 15 feet of the most interesting history of the world. This easy-to-follow, color-coded, multi-stream timeline teaches six thousand years of world history to children ages seven through thirteen. Discover technology and inventions, biblical and Christian history, world events, civilizations, and empires. These exciting facts and so much more wait inside:
who were the first emperors of China and Rome
what discovery unlocked the secrets of a forgotten language
how modern robotics had its roots in the tea dolls of Japan
where Christians faced death for the entertainment of thousands
why the languages of Greek and Hebrew were used to write the Bible
and how the Age of Discovery meant wealth for some, and the destruction of civilization for others.
Understanding how the past has shaped our future will inspire young learners in a uniquely visual way to make history for themselves!
Noah's Ark: Thinking Outside the Box
Could a ship be constructed that would be able to survive the global flood described in the biblical book of Genesis? Could it be built without the modern techniques of today being available to Noah? This groundbreaking book answers both of these questions with a resounding “yes”!
Join naval expert and mechanical engineer Tim Lovett in “thinking outside the box” as you consider critical research in this innovative study on Noah’s ark. Lovett builds on traditional research into this historic event using the latest techniques in computer modeling and testing.
Includes insight and context by pioneering creationist researcher, Dr. John Whitcomb.
Unveils a new ark design based on biblical information and shipbuilding principles.
Beautiful illustrations and photos reveal facets of design and construction techniques.
Animations, interviews, and images of the ark explain the most perplexing questions.
Remaining faithful to the biblical dimensions, Lovett’s updated design, similar to that of ancient sailing vessels, is based on established principles in ship design and unique research. He reveals a feasible ark design, explores the impact of flood waters on the vessel, and provides remarkable insight and analysis into the skills and techniques needed to construct it. Look inside the ship that saved Noah and his family, as well as the animal kinds!
We love Elementary World History-You Report! We received this entire set: The Parent Lesson Planner, Big Book if History, Noah's Ark: Thinking Outside the Box DVD and book.
1.) The Parent Lesson Planner is really nice. It has a suggested lesson plan on the first pages, then the student pages follow. The student pages are fun, "newspaper" like pages that put your student in the role of reporter as they investigate history lessons that are Bible based. They get practice in outlining, writing, critical thinking, etc. I personally found the lesson plan to be a great asset as it eased my planning needs. I love how it is laid out day by day, including planned days for breaks.
2.) Big Book of History is just that, a BIG book of history! It is a 15 foot fold out time line that is folded in such a way (accordion style) so that you can either pull it all out or turn it page by page. It is a hardback book, and the time line "page" is a sturdy, thick, glossy cardstock that holds up well. It is very colorful, and the information is arranged in a way that causes your child to want to read more. It is a great starting point to dig deeper into subjects as you wish, as well. My son loves it so much, it's a chosen favorite to take in the car for entertainment as well as school work.
3.) Noah's Ark: Thinking Outside the Box DVD: This is a short running documentary style film that showcases the facts surrounding Noah's Ark, and how the traditional Bible story is being cartoonized in such a way that children may grow up to see this is nothing more than a fun little fictional story instead of as a true historical account. The film is very good at putting the to true history against the cartoon story. Featuring Ken Ham, it's a great addition to this set.
4.) Noah's Ark: Thinking Outside the Box book: I thought this would be a repeat of the DVD, just in book form. But it's much more than that. It has amazing photographs and artwork. It features Bible verses and reemphasizes the true, historical account of Noah's Ark.
Overall: This has been one of the best history curriculum sets we've used. I like how we can delve deeper if we want, but it's also not necessarily needed. I also really appreciate the included Bible excerpts with the worksheets so we don't have to pull out several books for the same thing. That's really great. I DEFINITELY recommend this history curriculum! (Posted on 10/20/2015)