Otto of the Silver Hand / Pyle

Otto of the Silver Hand / Pyle

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Item #: 000657
ISBN: 9780486217840
Grades: 7-AD

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When Otto's mother dies shortly after childbirth, his father sends Otto to live with the monks in the monastery. Finally allowed to return home at age 12, Otto finds himself in the midst of a bloody feud with a rival noble family. When Otto is captured by the enemy, his father willing sacrifices his life for that of his son. First published in 1888, Otto of the Silver Hand continues to captivate readers today with its tales of medieval chivalry. 170 pgs, pb. ~ Enh

Category Description for From Adam to Us (Gr. 5-8):

I am excited that Ray and Charlene Notgrass have written this excellent, one-year world history course! While many families enjoy a chronological, multi-year approach to world history, others prefer to study history in a more traditional manner - one year at a time. Written in the engaging narrative voice that has made the Notgrass courses beloved by many homeschool families, this new World History begins at the very foundation of our Christian foundation- Adam and journeys to the end of the 20th century, with a final unit on our interconnected world (from the thrill of world-wide sporting events to turmoil in the Middle East).

Containing 30 units, with 5 lessons per unit, this course will take students one year to complete. It is anticipated that daily lessons will take 45-90 minutes per day, although it is naturally flexible for homeschool families to set their own pace. While the target grade range is 5 through 8, families with younger children will find this a perfect read aloud curriculum, as the text has been clearly and engagingly written.

Let me give a bit of an example of how the unit lessons are laid out. At the start of each unit, there is a brief introduction to the lessons including the recommended literature selection to accompany the reading. Each weekly unit has one lesson from each of five categories: Our World Story (major events in history); Gods Wonders (impact of the worlds created wonders on history and culture); World Landmarks; World Biography of some of historys most influential personalities and Daily Life (an inside view of everyday life). Daily lessons are richly illustrated with graphics and photographs, including maps of historic places and regions. At the conclusion of each lesson (approximately 5-8 pages), parents and children will select assignments to complete from a list of 5-7 assignments. Older students may be able to complete all the activities-but again- there is built-in flexibility for your individual familys needs. Assignments include readings from the Our Creative World book (collection of original documents); Map Book assignments; Timeline Book assignments; assignments from the Student Workbook and Lesson Review Book (optional resources), as well as language arts assignments covering vocabulary, creative writing, literature selections. Thinking Biblically assignments are also included with most lessons and are designed to engage students in applying Scripture to history and life. Each unit also provides a suggested weekly family activity-projects vary and include arts and crafts, recipes and games. Materials are easily found for the projects and are designed to bring the family together to enjoy time together building memories.

Curriculum package contains From Adam to Us Part 1 and 2; Our Creative World, Map Book, Timeline Book and the Answer Key to end of the lessons questions as well as the activities and tests in the Student Workbook and the questions and tests in the Lesson Review. Although it is possible to share the Map and Timeline books, they are available separately, allowing each child to have their own copy. I suspect that most children will be eager to create their own map and timeline.

If you would like to add more supplemental instruction or review, consider the Student Workbook (5th-6th grade) or the Lesson Review (7th-8th grades). Both include additional assignments that correspond to the daily lesson as well as unit tests and questions related to the literature selections. Most literature based questions are recall based. However, there are a smattering of higher level thinking questions.

Middle school children will be enthralled as they view world history through the lens of a Creator God who is alive and active, from the very foundation of our world through present day. ~ Deanne

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Grade Start
Grade End
Trade Paper
10 to 13
Howard Pyle (Illustrator)
Howard Pyle
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Dover Publications
0.75 (lbs.)
9.25" x 6.25" x 0.5"
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Loved this book! Worth purchasing for our younger children after borrowing it from our<br /> church library.
Michelle L on Aug 17, 2021
Required reading for my Lit. Class.
Terri R on Jun 24, 2019
Loved this book! Worth purchasing for our younger children after borrowing it from our<br /> church library.
Michelle L on Aug 17, 2021
Part of our Notgrass History
Carri E on Sep 10, 2020
Required reading for my Lit. Class.
Terri R on Jun 24, 2019
it's a go-along with our history curriculum
Sheri K on Oct 8, 2018
I have listened to this audiobook and think my 7 year old son will love it.
amy c on Feb 16, 2018
For From Adam to Us curriculum
Anastasia O on Jun 20, 2017
Because it is part of From Adam to Us
Marsena on Sep 27, 2016
This book is part of the Adam to Us history study that we will be using this year. Rainbow Resource Ctr. had the best price.
Karen J on Jul 23, 2016
From Adam to Us Literature
Kimberly M on Apr 21, 2016
Part of our Notgrass History
Carri E on Sep 10, 2020
it's a go-along with our history curriculum
Sheri K on Oct 8, 2018
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All our children read and reread this book, now I get it for gifts and grand children.
November 8, 2015
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