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James StobaughMaster Books / 2012 / ePubOur Price$7.894 out of 5 stars for World History-Student: Observations and Assessments from Creation to Today - eBook. View reviews of this product. 6 Reviews
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Jason Raines5 Stars Out Of 5Very pleased.November 27, 2018Jason RainesQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5I'm not writing this from the perspective of a teacher or someone who bought the product, but I am writing this from the perspective of a student who took this curriculum. I was extremely pleased with the knowledge that it gave me and reinforced from previous history books. The whole book keeps you interested in the topic at hand and has an impressive way of keeping events that happened millennia ago very interesting and has a good way of relating its impact that it had on our world today. I love history so I can't say that this author changed my perspective on history at all, but I can say that he got me very excited about it and wanting to know more about the events that happened years ago. The layout is great, you get enough information on every topic and you don't feel as though the author skipped over anything too quickly. There are assignments for every day that ensures that you got everything out of the text that you needed to, the assignments aren't miserable and they give the student a way to reflect on what they read. The texts have a very simple format that still works well and tests your knowledge on the previous chapter.
At the end of the year, I knew world history very well and was extremely happy with how much I had learned. I would strongly recommend this to anyone looking for a good solid world history.
Angela5 Stars Out Of 5A High School history curriculum that helps develop critical thinking and research skillsNovember 3, 2017AngelaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Our family has used several high school curriculums for history. Some of them were comparable in length to James Stobaugh's high school history curriculum, but not nearly as interesting, engaging, or requiring of higher level thinking skills. I like my kids to own their education, and quite honestly want them to learn to think critically about what they are learning. If you want a history curriculum that is going to spoon feed your student and then have them spit it back out in a fill-in-the-blank test, then this is not for you. If you want a curriculum that will guide your high school student through a thorough overview of history while giving them thought provoking questions and assignments to build their critical and analytical thinking skills, than this will fit you well. I personally like the fact that this curriculum doesn't take over your life with history. At this age, students usually have a full load with all of their upper level courses. You may also notice throughout this course, that James Stobaugh employs many of the same teaching techniques he uses in his SAT and ACT prep books for Christian high schoolers. I highly recommend this course.
clrusten3 Stars Out Of 5Sorry, no.September 21, 2015clrustenQuality: 3Value: 5Meets Expectations: 2We were originally quite interested in the format of this book, having 4 brief lessons and an exam every week. As we have gotten into the book, however, we have found a few disappointments. First, the exam questions are often not testing on the material presented, but extending the subject further as to how it fits in today's world. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but we feel it should also test on the material presented in the lessons. Second, sometimes the answers given for the lessons include information that wasn't even in the material presented, with no indication as to where to find that information. Needless to say, we are disappointed.
AngelAge: 25-34Gender: female2 Stars Out Of 5February 27, 2013AngelAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 5Meets Expectations: 1I got this book for my Middle School aged child, even though it was supposed to be for High School (recommended for 12th grade). He loves history and is quite advanced in this subject.
We read through it, and I do not feel there was nearly enough information in it to count as a high school course for credits. I am assuming it was written on the understanding that the student has already covered all these events in previous years, and is following up on previous knowledge, but even then it was quite basic and I do not feel like it covered enough.
We didn't feel it was written in an engaging way, and we did find quite a few mistakes with the author's timeline, and wrong terms being used. There also seemed to be a lot of talk about philosophies verses actual historical fact, and that turned me off as well. Sadly, we did not enjoy this book at all.
I received this book for free from New Leaf Publishing Group. No other compensation was received.
Carol WhitfieldNorth CarolinaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Amazing History ResourceOctober 25, 2012Carol WhitfieldNorth CarolinaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Wish I had discovered this for my older child, but so glad I have it for my 9th grader! What an excellent, Christian overview of the world's history. Fantastic photos accompany each lesson. Assignments each day to stimulate thought. I am reading it "for the fun of it" while my daughter works on other subjects. She loves it, too!
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