History Curriculum

For History last year we used The Story of the World by Susan Wise Bauer.  I had heard that this was a great curriculum from a couple different people.

We used it for the entire year, but I wasn't as pleased with it as I thought I would be.

First of all, I noticed some errors.

For example, there was a coloring picture in the student workbook that was drawn from this fresco. We had just studied this ancient work of art in Come Look With Me: World of Play. So, I knew that the people on each side of the bull were females, and the person vaulting over the bull was a male. However, on the coloring page, all the people were males. This may seem like a small detail, but it is just one example of the errors that I found.

Secondly, it isn't based on a Christian Worldview. I found myself having to contradict a lot of what we were hearing from the text and doing in the workbook.

Since we weren't that pleased with The Story of the World, I decided to try The Mystery of History.

I attended a homeschool conference over a year ago and was able to eat lunch with the author of The Mystery of History, Linda Hobar, and listen to her speak about her curriculum. It sounded like a great program, and she seems like a neat Christian lady.

I just got the audio version of MOH from the library so we could listen to it in the car. We already really like it. It's based on a Christian Worldview, and she ties Biblical history in with the history of the times.

So far, we are enjoying it!


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