Perhaps the subtitle of this republication of a 1928 ancient history text says it all: Their Growth and Their Legacy to Our Western World. While retracing the history of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome, while providing biographical information on its notable persons, this readable text also traces the impact these people and events have had on western civilization. Written from a Canadian perspective, the emphasis is on the freedoms and democracy of the English-speaking world. Reading sections are usually 5-6 pages long and are followed by a set of questions. (An answer key for these questions is rumored to be available in the summer of 2018). Liberally sprinkled throughout the text are maps as well as black and white and full-color illustrations with an emphasis on art, artifacts, and ruins. 335 pgs, pb. ~ Janice
This is readable history for high school students. The chapters are fairly short to better facilitate narration. The text includes comprehension questions at the end of each chapter. Most are literal comprehension, but some call for comparison, analysis, and evaluation. An answer key for the questions will be available this summer.