Although I haven't started this book with my son yet, we just finished the first book in the series and it was OUTSTANDING in its approach to teaching world history from a Christian perspective. Very thorough and easy to use with kids of varying ages. The time line activity is a must and really works for long-term memory and understanding. Activities are great and allow you to use or not use them. My son can't wait to start this book. He even wants to do it over the summer. What a blessing it has been.
After having used Mystery of History this past year I am excited to use volume two. It makes learning so much fun and does exactly what I was looking for in a chronological world history. I love that we can use the book at various levels at the same time. All of the children can learn and benefit at their learning level.
This is an excellent resource/teaching tool for early church and middle ages.I am using it with a 9th grader and I am extremely happy to find both a Christian based and historically correct source.EXCELLENT!
The chronological layout, the activities, the variety of people/events covered, and the easy style is terrific. The short lessons keep us moving and allows for further study on our own. My sons enjoy reading the lessons for themselves and telling me all about it. However, when she wrote, "Justin Martyr, from whose name the term martyr originated..." (pg 29), I realized that the book is not always entirely accurate. Still, I enjoy using it as the base of our history curriculum.