The Big Book of History

     Using a timeline has changed the way I teach history. We have used several including some that the children made. The Big Book of History from New Leaf Publishing Group is my son's favorite one yet. He sits with it and reads and especially likes to open the whole thing out completely to its fifteen foot length. (The pages can also be turned like a book.) Click here to see a video of it in use.

     From the publisher:
"Families, schools, and churches can 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. 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 some, and the destruction of civilization for others.

Understanding how the past has shaped our future will inspire young learners to make history for themselves!"

     From creation to modern computers, this book can be used for an overview of major historical figures and events or to look up what happened before or after a specific event. It is color coded to help distinguish Biblical/Christianity, World Events, Inventions/Technology, and Civilization/Empires. Color illustrations fill the pages similar to a child's encyclopedia. This resource is designed from a creation based Christian perspective which is my favorite thing about it. As it lines up with and integrates Biblical history with other world events, I am confident that my children are reading truth. 

    We received a copy of this 9x14" 21 page hardcover book for the purpose of this review. It is also available in a panels only format. The publisher also offers a free download of their Teacher's Guide.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I didn't know there was a teacher's guide with this map! I won it in a blog giveaway a few months ago. It's huge and QUITE detailed!


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