First, can I just tell you how much I am learning during school time? Yes, me, the mom. The one who is the teacher. I’m pretty sure the kids are learning too, and that is…you know…the real point of home education. But I just love how much I’m learning too. Wow.
So now, let’s take a poll… When did you learn World History in school? And how much did you learn?
Me? I had one semester of World History in high school and that was it. And I don’t remember anything about it.
Just the thought of learning World History has always sounded very dry and boring and overwhelming to me. And it also sounded very dry and boring.
AND, I’ve always had such a hard time connecting Bible Times with World History. In my head (limited brain space that it is)…I’ve separated the two. Like there were Bible Times…and there were also Ancient Egyptian times…but I never could put them together.
Check it out here.
We are a little over half way through the first book in this four set series. They are so well written that my six year old is understanding it…my eight year old…my eleven year old…and yes this 35 year old mama. We’re all getting it! It all makes sense! The information is captivating and incredibly interesting! (Of course, it’s highly likely that the reason the boys are enjoying the book so much is because ancient times were so filled with fighting and wars and violence and swords…but whatever.)
The best part of these books? The author combines Bible Times and World History for me!! She writes about how Jacob and his sons came down to Egypt and made their home along the Nile and how the nation grew! And then about how things changed years later in Egypt and the Israelites became slaves and how Moses delivered the people. It all makes so much sense!! With dates and everything!
I just love this set of books, and my boys do too! So, I had to share that with you. If you’re a history buff then you know all this stuff already and you’re laughing at me…but I’m okay with that. I finally found a book that makes World History make sense to me!
I just may be able to be on Jeopardy yet.
(Yeah, that was a joke. But you didn’t have to laugh that hard.) ;)