5 Stars Out Of 5
Great intro to many important historical figures
August 23, 2013
We have used 2 of these volumes in our homeschool history studies, and I am pleased with them. This year, I bought the complete set to keep in our church library.
Each chapter is about 15 pages long and is written as a story that highlights a few key events in the person's life. As such, conversation has been added, but it serves to advance the plot. A paragraph at the end of each chapter summarizes that individual's importance in the history of the church. These are not meant to be full biographies of each person. My child enjoys learning history through stories, and this is a good way to give a student an overview of these men and women. For certain people, we have started with this book and then found a longer biography to read.
Each book includes several 3 to 4 page articles which explain some aspect of the time period. Again, these are meant to be short overviews; they cannot replace a more detailed text.
Overall, these books have been a good match for us. Children ages 9 to 13 can enjoy them independently; parents could read selections from each book to younger pupils.