Monday, May 8, 2006

Book Recommendations: Old Middle Ages texts

While digging through my history books looking for books to use for our study of the Middle Ages next school year, I found two wonderful books.  I'm sure that I purchased them at a used book sale because they are both very old, but they are VERY wonderful and I want to share them with you.


The first book is an elementary text book called Adventures in Old World History by Hattie L. Hawley.  It is full of pictures, maps, and stories.  The text is written to a middle elementary student.  At the end of each chapter there are  pronunciation drills for new words; activity suggestions; additional reading; and a type of quiz.  In the activities, there is always suggestions of notebook pages to add to your history notebook.  I was so tickled to find this book among my stash.


The next book is actually one of the recommended books in Adventures in Old World History.  This book is called History Stories from Other Lands Tales from Far and Near Book 1.  I was so excited when I saw it recommended in the first book.  I couldn't believe I had it!  I really felt like God was affirming our study.  This book "History Stories" is a series of stories geared to elementary aged children and is fully illustrated, even with some color plates!


If you find these gems at a used book sale, snatch them up.  You'll be happy!

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