Exploring the History of Medicine

Exploring the History of Medicine

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Item #: 008792
ISBN: 9780890512487
Grades: 6-9

Product Description:

An interesting look at the field of medicine from Hippocrates on. The book covers major developments throughout the ages along with the pioneers who authored them. Aspiring doctors, nurses or others leaning toward a medical profession will appreciate this survey.

These softcover texts explore science topics from a Christian perspective and include review questions for assessment. Books are divided by topical chapter, each containing informative text, black-and-white illustrations and photos, and review questions. The text is engagingly written, weaving in stories of scientific discovery and famous scientists, instead of simply offering facts. While the visuals are black-and-white, they are detailed and clearly labeled. Review questions consist of true/false and multiple choice questions, along with a short list of questions students can use for further research, writing assignments, or be extended into projects. Answers to the short answer questions are found in the back along with a glossary and index. This series could form the core of an upper-elementary or middle school science program, or be used as topical supplements to study a topic in more detail. If using for a science program, I would recommend supplementing with more hands-on experiments, or extending the topics provided at the end of the chapter into additional assignments. 160 pgs each. - Jess

Category Description for Memoria Press Science:

User-friendly, well-organized and academically sound, these science guides from Memoria Press are sure to please the science-loving child in your home. Courses consist of a teacher guide, a student guide and in some cases, a separate text. Optional resources are suggested for some courses.


Items in this section tend to be instructional frameworks, or unit studies with a "core" teaching resource supplemented with additional text and/or activity resources.

Category Description for Memoria Press Classical Curriculum:

Memoria Press now offers complete Curriculum Manuals and grade-level curriculum packages for PK-10 using the classical methodology. Recitation is used in every level for memorization of basic facts, systematic phonics and good books are used for reading education, copywork is used for teaching Bible truths, and music and art are included for enrichment in the early (K-3) levels. Each Curriculum Manual contains complete lesson plans for a one-year course of study.

The Curriculum Manuals are well-formatted and easy to use. In the front of each book you will find a checklist of the materials needed at that level, an explanation of this curriculum, instructions for lesson implementation, a recommended schedule and blank schedule for your own planning purposes, and 33 weeks of detailed lesson plans. Lessons include assignments from the books used at each grade level, as well as activity suggestions. The appendices include a variety of material for that grade level, and may include: prayers, letter activities, recitation, memory verses, read-aloud book list, poetry list and selections, and a paintings/music list for kindergarten and first grade. These pages are reproducible for family or classroom use.

Although most of the guides have been available for several years, the curriculum was restructured in 2015, with many of the programs originally included in 3rd grade now with a slower pacing to span 3rd and 4th grade. Guides for grades 3 and up have been modified to reflect this change, while the lower-level guides have only had minor changes. If you are already midway into the program with the original guides, you can still continue in that track with the older guides, now titled Acclerated Classical Core Curriculum Manual. You can find these along with the complete list of curriculum resources used with them on our website.

We have complete grade-level resource packages, consumable packages for “refill,” new user packages for levels that reuse resources from a previous level, read-aloud packages for each level and science and enrichment packages for the early levels. Curriculum resources are also listed individually (see website for specific contents of consumables and read-aloud packages). Please note that several of the programs include First Form Latin and Classical Composition, which should be completed in order, regardless of what is in the grade level package.If you have a student entering the program after fourth grade, you will need to start them in Classical Composition: Fable Stage and/or First Form Latin instead of what might be in the package.

This series is for the parent who wants a good classical curriculum which is outlined and ready to use. Simply open the book and follow the instructions. You will be well on your way to a quality education for your young ones. ~ Donna

Student Questions and Teacher Key/Test books were created by Memoria Press for additional assessment. These can be used to flesh out review and assessment if using the books as a junior high course. While there was previously one "Questions, Reviews, Tests" book for each

We occasionally get requests for courses that will prepare students for careers in medicine. Whether interested in being a nurse's aid, nurse, or doctor, this series of planners and books can lay a solid foundation for a medical future. The Basic Pre-Med is ½ credit, and Advanced Pre-Med is a full high school credit. Each is laid out into 180 daily lessons that take 30-45 minutes. Suggested labs are mentioned in the front of each book, but they aren't required and are not written into the schedule. The schedule is in a chart that also provides space for assignment due dates and recording grades. Also included in each planner are worksheets for each chapter, quizzes, tests, and an answer key. Science of Life: Biology is a ½ credit study that covers an introduction to science the first semester and life science in the second semester. The first semester of Basic Pre-Med is microbiology, and the second semester is life science. The books used in Advanced Pre-Med can be studied in the sequence presented or as independent units. Lay the foundation from a biblical worldview and help your students prepare for their future. ~ Donna

Accelerated curriculum guides are available from Memoria Press for families who wish to move at a faster pace than the Classical Core Curriculum pace.If you begin at the Accelerated Pace and find it too difficult, it is possible to transition to the Classical Core Curriculum.


Items listed in this section tend to be complete science programs with a teacher and student component, requiring few supplements besides science supplies.

Category Description for Science Topical Instructional:

Less than a whole program or unit, but with a mix of instructionalinformation and activities. Items here tend to focus on one science topic atseveral grades.

Category Description for Memoria Press Sixth Grade Curriculum:

Grade 6 moves on to Second Form Latin, Famous Men of the Middle Ages, Classical Composition III, English Grammar Recitation III, and Geography II. Medieval literature selections include King Arthur, Robin Hood, Adam of the Road, and Door in the Wall. Science is the study of birds and medicine. However, if the student has not completed First Form Latin or Classical Composition I (both series should be completed in order), you should choose these courses instead. Story of the World Vol. 3 is suggested as summer reading.

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Sense of Wonder Ser.
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John Hudson Tiner
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My daughter thinks she would like to become a pediatrician, so this book should be of interest to her.
Jenna K on Jul 16, 2019
We are doing a forensic and human body unit for science.
Jennifer M on May 22, 2019
My daughter thinks she would like to become a pediatrician, so this book should be of interest to her.
Jenna K on Jul 16, 2019
This looks like an interesting living book to supplement my daughter's Biology curriculum this year.
DAWN B on Jul 15, 2019
We are doing a forensic and human body unit for science.
Jennifer M on May 22, 2019
Because I have a child that want to become a doctor and has the mind set for three year on this. Getting my child ready for what she wants to be
User on May 20, 2019
My daughter is interested in pursuing a medical profession and I thought it would be a fun addition to our history curriculum.
Tracy M on May 31, 2017
This looks like an interesting living book to supplement my daughter's Biology curriculum this year.
DAWN B on Jul 15, 2019
Because I have a child that want to become a doctor and has the mind set for three year on this. Getting my child ready for what she wants to be
User on May 20, 2019
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Nice book!
This is a great way to teach history and science. We’re doing it with Anatomy and Physiology in high school!
April 23, 2019
8 months ago
Fascinating Stuff to Know
Much of medicinal knowledge is relatively recent, historically speaking. Students may not know about how brutal surgery was before anesthetics or consider hand-washing a discovery! Each chapter ends with a worksheet of True False/ multiple choice "test" questions. (We did them aloud). This isn't a science curriculum but a history OF the medicinal sciences. I chose to supplement it with some elementary/middle school history encyclopedias from Usborne publishers.
October 24, 2018
1 year ago
super book
Used this book with Memoria Press Middle School Science Online class. Super super interesting and captivating book. 12 year old son loved the history of medicine told in science story format.
March 25, 2017
over 3 years ago
Almost done with this book and it has been a good one I have made sure that I can hear each chapter that my son reads because it is so interesting to me I have learned so much myself You can easily get through three chapters a week Several questions are at the end of each chapter It has been something that has kept my son's interest and he enjoys reading about the history of medicine It has blown him away that men with great pride had actually held back discoveries and treatments that could save lives So good Biblical teaching can be taught with this book and when a man had a relationship with God it is mentioned in this book as well Love it! i found the price to be reasonable as well
April 12, 2013
This has been a great resource for us We have used it to supplement history science and reading There are questions at the end of each chapter that we have used for comprehension I would suggest this book for children ages nine and up depending on reading ability and sensitivity to the content There are several pictures throughout the text that a younger child may find disturbing but that have been used well to present the information It is very easy to use with little or no preparation I feel this book works best for visual learners I think I appreciate the comprehension aspect of this book the most as other books on this topic I have seen leave this out Great value at Rainbow Resource
February 15, 2007

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