Child's Geography: Explore the Classical World
What better way to ground your studies of ancient history than with a solid understanding of the geography of those cultures? Written in a similar style to the first two volumes, the third and newest volume in the A Child's Geography series explores the classical world - including Italy, Greece, Malta and the Balkans in 15 chapters. The text in each chapter transports readers to the region, imagining that they are touring the country, weaving in details of people they may meet as well as the history and stories of some of the buildings and sites. Full-color pictures of the landscape, landmarks and ruins adorn just about every page, giving readers the chance to see the places visited in the text. Occasionally you'll also find web links to encourage further exploration. I also love the various menus with popular dishes listed! Each chapter ends with prompts and questions for notebooking and discussion, and you'll find timelines, map activities, hands-on projects, recipes, the prayer guide and more on the enclosed CD-ROM. While the content of this course makes it a perfect companion to an ancient history study, you can also enjoy it on its own. You can work through it in a year spending two weeks on each chapter, or spend a semester on it going through one chapter a week. Even if you haven't tried either of the previous volumes, I would encourage you to jump into this one; it is well-produced, interesting and you will learn an incredible amount about the geography and culture (present and past) of the birthplace of Western Civilization. 224 pgs, pb. Jess
In the lively style introduced to us by Ann Voskamp, A Child's Geography: Explore the Classical World will take you and your fledgling geographers on an amazing adventure through our Father's World.
Imagine walking in the footsteps of Scorates, Alexander the Great, the Apostle Paul...Discover ancient civilizations and great empires from what has been left behind and carefully preserved. Hear the stories passed down from generation to generation, before the advent of paper and printing presses. As we explore the Classical World, you and your family will delight in breathtaking and mysterious landscapes, hidden wonders and beautiful people - all created in God's image.
Over the course of 15 chapters, explore 12 countries situated around the Mediterranean Sea with:
- the engaging text and vivid photos of a "living-book"
- narration prompts to cement learning and understanding
- note booking and mapping activities
- "Bringing it Home" activities that focus on art, music, poetry and the delicious food of each country
- prayer walk for each country
Do you and your children desire to catch a passion for God and all of His people around this glorious globe? Come. Let's go into all the world together.