Today began our history co-op and I’m thrilled to see it unfold this year. We decided to blaze our own trail this year with a number of resources since it seemed that there were a few gaps in some of the resources. My friend and I wanted to cover history with a more Christ-Centered view : His-Story! I love to see the intricate weaving of God’s providence in the tapestry of time. It strengthens the faith and gives hope – especially in these uncertain times.
We are only done planning the first HALF of the year so far. So the title is kind of tricky on this post. It really should be Creation to Egypt… because Greece and Rome are our second half of the year.
We begin with a clean slate, a few ideas, and a stack full of awesome books. I thought I would share with you a few of those book titles (most of which you can purchase for yourself in my Amazon book store if you are interested in them – just click the History category):
The Story of the Ancient World (Revised and expanded edition of “The Story of the Chosen People” By H.A.Guerger) – Christine Miller (a book no Christian homeschool history teacher should be without)
Ancient Civilizations and the Bible ,Volume 1 book A – Diana Waring
The Story of the World: Ancient Times – Susan Wise Bauer
Veritas Press Old Testament and Ancient Egypt
Veritas Press Ancient Egypt and Bible Timeline Cards
Streams of Civilization Volume 1 – Christian Liberty Press
A Child’s Geography: Explore the Holy Land – Ann Voskamp (I heart Ann.)
Go To Egypt – Tapestry of Grace (free online unit)
The Time Tables of History – Grun
Adam and His Kin: The Lost History of their Life and Times – Ruth Beechick
Reader’s Digest A B C’s of the Bible
Nelson’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of Bible Facts
Shadow Hawk – Andre Norton
The Tombs of Anak – Frank Peretti
The Internet Linked Encyclopedia of World History – Usborne
Hailey’s Bible Handbook
The Golden Goblet – Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Mara Daughter of the Nile – Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Who Built the Pyramids – Usborne
Pyramid – David Macaulay
Unlocking the Mysteries of Creation – Dennis R. Petersen
Dinosaurs by Design – Duane T. Gish, Ph.D.
Crafts from the Past, The Egyptians – Gillian Chapman (Chick-fil-A Book)
Make it Work! Ancient Egypt – Andrew Haslam
Skeletons in Your Closet, Discovering Your Real Family Tree – Gary Parker
Creation Seminar Series Workbook & Charts – Kent Hovind
Fun with Hyroglyphs – The Metropolitan Museum of Art
TinTin’s Travel Diaries: Egypt and the Middle East – Barron’s
A Coloring Book of Queen Nefertiti – Bellerophon
History Detectives: Ancient Egypt – Philip Ardagh
Science in Ancient Egypt – Geraldine Woods
Life in Ancient Egypt Coloring Book – John Green (Dover)
Pharaohs & Pyramids (The Usborne Time Traveler) – Tony Allan
Ancient Egyptian Art Cards in Full Color – The British Museum
Cleopatra – Diane Stanley (beautiful illustrations!)
Modern Rhymes About Ancient Times: Ancient Egypt – Susan Altman and Susan Lechner
Story of the Nile – Steve Noon (DK)
Egyptology – Journal of Emily Sands
The Cat of Bubastes – G. A. Henty
These are a pool of books brought together by my friend and I to teach for this first semester of the year. I haven’t even tried to hit the library yet!
We are hoping to finish Creation through Egypt by Christmas and begin Greece and Rome next semester.
To go along with our books, we’re making history notebooks where we’ll keep our notes, worksheets, writings and artwork. I hope they have a masterpiece of ancient history to remember this year by when we are done!
What are you studying for history this year? Have any books or ideas to suggest to make our school year even better? Share them in the comments section! It only takes a second!