Streams of Civilization Volume One Third Edition
This expanded and updated full-color world history text provides a comprehensive overview of ancient history from Creation through the 1620s. Written from a Christian perspective, this hardcover edition contains vocabulary terms, comprehension questions, and suggested projects. The text contains many colorful images and maps, as well as additional side-bars.
World History is presented from a Christian perspective in this 2-volume set from Christian Liberty Press. Volume 1 provides a comprehensive overview from Creation through about 1620.Volume 2 takes us from the Age of Exploration to the present. Both volumes have been significantly revised and are now 3rd editions. The hardcover texts feature many more maps and illustrations and are now thicker; Volume 1 is now over 400 pages and Vol. 2 is over 600 pages. Each textbook chapter ends with comprehension questions, projects, vocabulary and a list of notable people. Projects include writing assignments (research papers, reports, news stories, and creative writing), research suggestions, discussion questions, art and music appreciation and more. Completing at least one project per chapter is recommended. Volume 2, in addition to more challenging reading, increases the emphasis on church history in relation to secular history.It offers no apologies for the strong conservative opinions expressed. Teacher manual packets hold a brief introduction with some teaching tips, but are primarily answer keys with answers to comprehension questions and definitions for chapter vocabulary and notable people. Test packets include one test per chapter with 20-25 questions in each. These include matching,true/false, short answer, ordering, and multiple choice. Answers are found at the end of the test packet.
Instead of isolating Bible and Christian history from what was happening in the rest of the world, the folks at Veritas aim to incorporate it. They offer four different history time periods (each aimed at a different grade level and designed to take one school year) which take students from creation to the present. The program originally had three parts: teacher's manual, history cards (an absolutely essential element of the curriculum) and a memory song on audio CD. The song is sung by a woman with a pleasant voice at varying tempos and is designed as a type of auditory time line.
The history cards are fantastic! They have many interesting facets (the more you study them, the more you learn). The cards from the various time periods are color coded and numbered - there are 32 cards in each pack. If the cards also relate to Bible history they have another color and another number. Each card has a picture (usually in full color) representing what it is about. For example, the card for Creation has a reproduction of the Creation of the sun and moon from the Sistine Chapel Ceiling by Michelangelo. Many of the other pictures on the other cards are famous paintings as well. Each card has a title and a Scripture reference (if appropriate). They also contain a summary of the event they represent and a list of resources. This information can only be found on the cards and is not duplicated in the Teacher Manual. On the Creation card, examples of the resources are: Child’s Story Bible, pages 3, 4 and Streams of Civ, Vol 1, pages 11-14. Reading whatever is set out on the cards provides the ‘text’.
The Teacher Manual is split into 32 weekly lessons. Each lesson has a worksheet, a project or two, and a test. An example of what you might find in the appendix is a literature unit, an Egyptian decor bulletin board pattern, an Egyptian Feast project, reproducible sheets, great games, and lyrics for the memory song. An enhanced CD-ROM is also available, which includes the memory song for that level, an electronic version of the Teacher Manual, and an instructional video. The enhanced CD will work on either Windows or Macintosh. Because the enhanced CD contains the complete Teacher’s Manual, we sell two kits; one which includes the Teacher Manual book, the card set, and the audio CD (Homeschool Kit), and one which includes only the enhanced CD and the cards (Homeschool Kit w/ CD). ~ Genevieve
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