We love these series. They are very well written and easy for children to understand. We used to accompany what we were doing in our CC community each week and also use the activity guide and cd. They are worth every penny!
We are on chapter 5 and so far this book has been great! The chapters are divided into two sections. I also am using the activities book which is a must have if using this curriculum. I love how the mapwork is done and that the needed maps are in the text. This curriculum is great and I wish we had used the other titles.
Great book with short stories, I purchased 2 books one for each of my homeschoolers, 5th and 7th grade. They liked it so much they wanted there own copies for reading. We also purchased the activities and test books. Good complete program and I just add a few books from the library for charters they seem more interested in and want more information. Get the activities book its full of great resources and other material that go along with your lessons and a fun time line so they can see what they learned.
Love the series . . . Great history synopsis that can be expounded upon. My children have really enjoyed the brief stories anld ability to read more on their own from library books. As their teacher I love them because they provide the necessary information at my finger tips. My children have remembered the information being able to use that information in conversations at later times.