Bede's History of ME

Bede's History of ME

# 013086

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Item #: 013086
ISBN: 9781936648269
Grades: K

Publisher Description:

Bede (pronounced like "bead") is a timeline ... who strongly resembles a ball of yarn. This lovable character introduces young children to the basics of history in a fun way–once a week–all year long. Topics include: how a timeline works, family history, the history of holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, etc.), the history of toys, the history of sports, and more. Even a little Church history is included! History is, in a sense, a compilation of all of the victories and failures of humankind as God leads us. It is important that students not only understand the events of the past, but the significance of how those events affect their own lives. This appreciation of history will help them shape their future. Bede’s History of Me lays a groundwork for later years of study. A second volume is also available. This is a home run.

Category Description for Bede's History:

Young children are naturally curious about the world around them-not only their immediate world but also the celebrations their families commemorate. This delightful series will quickly become a valued resource for teaching history to the younger children in your family.

Taking a gentle, hands-on approach, this new series from Veritas Press presents history through the eyes of Bede, a lovable timeline, who resembles a yarn ball. Weekly lessons are presented in a colorful two-page spread which contains textual information and activity directions. The activities vary and include drawing and coloring, timeline activities, crafting activities like making a boat and paper airplane, creating a lap book and many others.

In the first book of the series, Bede's History of Me, children are taught what a timeline is and how it works. The concepts of past and present are also expanded upon with concrete activities, which help younger ones grasp the meaning of the terms. Bede then guides children in creating a personal, family timeline. Other historical events covered are Thanksgiving, maritime history, history of toys, Christmas, Epiphany, history of houses (including geographical studies of my neighborhood, city, state and region), history of sports, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, church history and many others.

The second book, Bede's History of Us, builds upon the timeline activities in the first book and introduces the foundation of history found in creation. Other lessons include a state history Lapbook project, Columbus Day, Native Americans, Pocahontas, the Great Awakening, George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, Lewis & Clark, the Civil War, inventions, art history, history of flight, and many others.

Each book is designed to take one year, although it would be possible to cover both books in less time for an older child who is preparing for the Veritas Press History program. As a fan of the visual value of teaching with timelines, I love the straightforward and gentle approach this series brings to the study of history. Available individually or as a set. PB. 72-83 pgs. Non-reproducible. ~Deanne

Primary Subject
Ned Bustard and Amy Clark
Brand Name
Veritas Press
0.5 (lbs.)
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.5"
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Homeschool curriculum for Kinder
Tara C on Jul 5, 2022
CATRINA M on Feb 10, 2021
Homeschool curriculum for Kinder
Tara C on Jul 5, 2022
Foundational history that is easily understood 1x per week only!
Amber W on Apr 7, 2022
CATRINA M on Feb 10, 2021
Awesome choice of curriculum for PreK - K History! I used it in my classroom and will be using it at home this next school year!
Berkeley S on Apr 15, 2020
heard great things about this, using it for our kindergarten curriculum!
Ashley M on Jul 15, 2019
Classical school required curriculum
Sarah A on Jun 29, 2019
This was part of Veritas press K curriculum. It had decent reviews, so we plan on trying it out.
ko eun b on Jun 3, 2019
I've been vacillating about this item for a long time. I decided that before diving into history that this book would be a gentle introduction as to what exactly history is.
User on Mar 17, 2019
I've heard great things about this book. Excited to use it with my Kindergartner.
Lauri L on Oct 20, 2018
Scott D on Aug 16, 2018
Hoping it's a good way to get small kids to understand the bases of history.
Carrie H on Aug 4, 2018
Age appropriate introduction to history
User on Aug 2, 2018
I love this gentle way of introducing history and timelines.
Judy on Jul 29, 2018
Trying this for my Kindergartener (found suggested on Timberdoodle)
User on Jul 7, 2017
Using for our co-op class for the Kindergarteners
Christinann G on Jun 14, 2017
I found it on Veritas Press, and it looks useful and fun for my kindergarten age child. Its just more convenient to get it from Rainbow with my other things.
RaeAnn H on Nov 8, 2016
Foundational history that is easily understood 1x per week only!
Amber W on Apr 7, 2022
Awesome choice of curriculum for PreK - K History! I used it in my classroom and will be using it at home this next school year!
Berkeley S on Apr 15, 2020
Would this be too easy for a first grader?
User on Sep 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It depends on your first grader. I used it with mine and she loved it. It really helped her understand timelines. On each page we would dig a little deeper too. For example on the music history page, we spent days sampling all the music listed. We used this book to catapult us to creating our own timeline/book of centuries.
Does anyone have a list of the lessons included in this book or the table of contents perhaps? I would like to see the lessons that are included before I purchase this for a class that I am teaching. Thank you in advance!
A shopper on Mar 21, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Timeline introduction
Family timeline
Family tree
History here and there
History of thanksgiving
Maritime history
Toy history
History of Christmas
History of Epiphany
History of houses
My neighborhood
My city
My state
My region
State/us history
History of sports
St Patrick’s Day
History of dresses
History of music
History of weapons
Church history
Hope that helps!
Is this considered consumable? I'm looking at it for 2 students and need to know if they each need a book.
A shopper on Nov 18, 2017
Bede's History of ME
Bede's History of ME
Bede's History of US
Bede's History of US
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it’s consumable. That said, I could imagine using the book as a jumping-off point for activities you do on your own, larger paper. If you took that approach, I think you could get by with just one copy.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great intro to history
I really like the way this introduces young students to timelines and history. Very concrete and fun!
September 18, 2019
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