I like the format, the quizzes, activities. It was written for a younger/lower grade than i was expecting. I like the interweaving of God in the history. My biggest disappointment-all the information is very superficial. One of the things I wanted to do in home schooling was "go a mile deep" not an inch wide. As a guide-"okay this week we're studying the vikings. read the 2 pages." Then I supplement with other books, videos, resources.
I would recommend this book if you are wanting to move through history, particulary if you want to acknowledge/teach the influence/impact of Christianity on the world and not make an in depth study of a time.
I have only just started using this book. I find it to be a bit better than MOH I, except for one major flaw: there is no pronunciation guide included. MOH I came with a guide, so I assumed the second book would as well. Now I can't help but wonder if this was intentional, since the author sells a $50 CD to accompany the book! The author gives pronunciations for some of the names in the book, but it seems quite random, unless perhaps I am the only homeschool mom who doesn't speak Chinese?
I will never use another History curriculum again.
August 11, 2011
MOH Volume II, The Early Church and the Middle Ages, is a great pick for our home school. It is easy to use with multiple ages, has a great reading list, and we enjoy the extra learning activities. We use it along with the Resurrection to Revolution Timeline Packet, and this year are adding the History Folderbook CDROM from Bright Ideas Press. Any lessons I feel we need a little extra reading on, we use the local library or internet to do research. Definitely recommend for early elementary students.