Exploring World History Package with Quiz & Exam Book

Exploring World History Package with Quiz & Exam Book

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Grades: 9-12

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An updated edition of a much-loved curriculum should offer significant improvements, and this 2014 edition of Exploring World History does not disappoint. The impressive color and extended global coverage along with more options for a variety of learning styles are welcome. I'm thankful they've kept all the features that make this curriculum user-friendly and enjoyable while adding just a few more like the student review book. I think you'll agree the overall package is a win-win.

Studying world history alongside world literature has always made sense to me. Evidently it makes sense to the Notgrass family as well, because they've developed a well-organized curriculum that integrates these two subjects and adds a solid Bible component. The result is a three-credit [World History, English (world literature and composition), and Bible in World History] high school level course that is strong in user-friendly features. Functioning either as an independent study course or a discussion-based study, the written-to-the-student texts allow for as much or as little involvement as parents choose (or are able) to give. There is a permeating emphasis on Bible and Christian history that provides a refreshing contrast to some studies of world history where the Christian is left with the impression that the Bible is not a historical document and Christians are culturally irrelevant. The father/author, Ray Notgrass, assures us that there is no denominational bias.

The thirty weekly units each provide five lessons and cover history from creation to the present in two full-color hardcover texts (about 450 pgs each). These are Part 1 Creation through the Middle Ages, and Part 2 The Renaissance to the Present. Concentrating one day a week on spiritual applications, one lesson in each unit is a Bible study, but sometimes an entire unit focuses on a biblical time period (i.e. Unit #5 God Chooses Israel). The units are organized with a consistent pattern that starts with an introduction to the unit a brief overview, a list of books needed, the project choices, and an introduction to the book(s) to be read. Several types of lessons are incorporated into the units historical overviews, key events, key concepts, key people, surveys of daily life and culture in addition to the Bible study lesson mentioned previously. Each day the student is expected to complete the assignments from the highly-readable Text and In Their Words, read a Bible passage, work on writing assignments or projects, complete literature assignments, and complete the optional Student Review. The "key" lessons seem a particularly effective way of compacting an in-depth historical understanding into a course that by its very nature (a one-year study) must be somewhat superficial. To get an idea of how this is accomplished, let's take a look at Unit #10 Roman Civilization. Unit lessons: (#46) The Rise and Fall of Rome; (#47) Key Person: Augustus Caesar; (#48) Key Concept: Roman Law; (#49) Everyday Life in Rome; and (#50) Bible Study: The Kingdom of God (contrasting with the Roman Empire). Books used in this unit are the Bible, selections from In Their Words (more about this later), and Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. Choices for a unit project include an essay (choice of why Rome achieved success or a news article on the death of Julius Caesar), a short play (set in ancient Rome), or creating a model of a Roman structure. Included at some point within each unit is a timeline (What Was Happening in the World?). The author suggests that most students will be able to successfully complete the course work in three hours per day.

The Curriculum Package includes the two text manuals plus In Their Words , a 370-page (much expanded from the last edition) compilation of original documents, poetry, stories, literature excerpts, and hymns from all over the world. These selections are continually used as reading assignments accompanying the lessons. The collection is impressive and completely indexed according to author,


Primary Subject
History/Geography
Grade Start
9
Grade End
12
Format
Product Bundle
Brand Name
Notgrass Company
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Dana B on Sep 16, 2019
I am excited that we can knock out 3 credits with this set (History, Bible, and English Literature)
Rebecca H on Aug 7, 2019
required
Dana B on Sep 16, 2019
school required
Luisa M on Aug 15, 2019
I am excited that we can knock out 3 credits with this set (History, Bible, and English Literature)
Rebecca H on Aug 7, 2019
We have used several other subjects from Notgrass and my son enjoyed them. He found them straightforward and interesting.
TINA D on Jul 22, 2019
I have been using Notgrass History for years. My son appreciates the engaging writing style.
Shannon B on Jun 28, 2019
This program offers a 3 in 1 package that I will be able to use with all my children as they become of age.
Katherine C on Jun 21, 2019
Need a year-long World History course and this seems to fit the requirement.
Louise E on Jun 19, 2019
Complete set is the best deal.
Jessica E on Jun 18, 2019
Starting our high school homeschool adventure this fall and the reviews on this curriculum were so good we decided to give it a try.
Joshua J on Mar 19, 2019
Need to replace current world history curriculum that son strongly dislikes. I gave him a choice between Notgrass World History and PAC World History. Already familiar with the companies, he chose Notgrass over PAC.
Crissy on Sep 11, 2018
Looks like a good variety of items and Christian based
Connie C on Sep 10, 2018
Needed for MY Father's World History
Dawn G on Sep 5, 2018
Very happy with Notgrass American History last year - looking forward to World History this year.
Beth W on Aug 20, 2018
Done all of Mystery of History and want to try something new.
J.J. D on Aug 7, 2018
Homeschool Co-op Teacher required it.
Dana W on Aug 7, 2018
We use this at our homeschool Co-op. We have chosen Nutgrass history to use with our students grades 7 through 12th grade.
Gail C on Aug 4, 2018
We used Notgrass Exploring American History last year and my daughter loved it. She requested to do their World History this year.
KC L on Jul 27, 2018
Just what I was looking for that covers History and Literature requirements for high school as well as a Bible program.
Ericka L on Jul 26, 2018
I visited with them at a recent homeschool conference and really like the looks of this curriculum
Robin N on Jul 23, 2018
Excellent reviews
Rose D on Jul 19, 2018
This curriculum offered my high school student credits in English, History, and Bible, which meant less planning and books to purchase.
Latosha Y on Jul 6, 2018
We use it with our home school co-op.
Lisa S on Jun 5, 2018
most of them were cheaper and you had free shipping.
Albert N on Mar 7, 2018
We used Notgrass's Exploring America this year and LOVED IT.
Matthew P on Feb 23, 2018
Recommended by friends as a good homeschool curriculum for history.
Jill R on Dec 30, 2017
To have a complete picture of World History
Scott D on Sep 15, 2017
Wanted a comprehensive History course for senior year complete with materials
Pamela S on Sep 12, 2017
I've researched and checked reviews and this one is highly recommended.
Trinka C on Sep 9, 2017
Recommended by My Father's World curriculum and this is the best price I found.
Jennie P on Aug 14, 2017
researched it looks amazing
amanda a on Jul 24, 2017
My daughter loves this history. We did all the middle school courses. This grouping actually includes the student review which is fantastic.
User on Jun 27, 2017
I have used Notgrass materials for my homeschooled grandson for 7th and 8th grade and he enjoys the set up of their lessons. I like the quality books and ease of use.
Judy S on Jun 21, 2017
Independent, easy to use program
Renee C on May 28, 2017
I liked the included literature selections along with the study of World History.
Teresa A on Apr 20, 2017
home schooling
Jennifer C on Mar 13, 2017
Thanks to all of the reviews I've read, I have chosen this for my daughter's freshman year. It looks like it will be just what we wanted.
Paula F on Mar 12, 2017
Notgrass was recommended to me by a lot of people. Can't wait to see what its like.
Nina B on Aug 26, 2016
Notgrass History Books are well-written, colorful, and incorporate classic literature, writing assignments, and music and art history connections. Primary source documents are also used along with each textbook.
Barbara H on Aug 23, 2016
Suggested by teacher
Camille S on Aug 17, 2016
Recommended to me by several other homeschool families
MELISSA H on Aug 17, 2016
It's so Bible-centered! A wonderful way to combine God's Word with history and English literature/writing.
Kris H on Aug 3, 2016
great
Ruth K on Jul 26, 2016
I liked the fact that History, Literature and Bible are combined, giving the high school student a credit in each subject of so choosen. I liked that this was a one year world history course. I find it difficult to cover the four year courses.
Leslie N on Jul 19, 2016
I like the 3 in one approach.
Christine M on Jul 16, 2016
I've heard great things about Notgrass from friends...first time trying
Mark S on Jun 28, 2016
I chose this curriculum based on it explicit Christian worldview and I like that it provides a high school credit in Bible, composition, and History.
Racheal A on Jun 26, 2016
I used Notgrass History last year and was pleased with the curriculum. My children enjoyed history and learned so much!
Cheri W on May 24, 2016
We have used Notgrass before and like their curriculum, so when my son needed world history it was easy to choose this curriculum.
Julie J on May 2, 2016
History class my daughter chose to do with other homeschoolers
Elizabeth V on Jan 29, 2016
I was looking for a Providential view of history, lots of photos, accurate, and easy to use.
Kirsten T on Jan 12, 2016
school required
Luisa M on Aug 15, 2019
We have used several other subjects from Notgrass and my son enjoyed them. He found them straightforward and interesting.
TINA D on Jul 22, 2019
What year was this published?
A shopper on Jun 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: 2014.
Is Notgrass a Christian Curriculum?
A shopper on Mar 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Notgrass is unabashedly Christian, and he is good at weaving 'secular' history and church history together to show how much Christianity has influenced world events. For example, for the chapter on the Reformation, he has a lesson each devoted John Calvin, Martin Luther, The Reformation, The Anabaptists, The History of the English Bible and Grace. I don't agree with exactly every view he takes I can't write a history book myself!), but he is clearly teaching history from a Christian perspective. He is very thoughtful in his perspectives and skillful in helping the student see history from a Biblical worldview. I would use it again for any of my children. It is also very well laid out and user friendly!
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Love this Curriculum!
My daughter loved the colorful text as well as the primary sources. I loved that we got a history, literature and Bible curriculum that gave her a more indepth study of world history. At first I thought it would be too much to do, but I found that you can tailor it to suit your needs. Wonderful literature titles were chosen to accompany the text. Mr. and Mrs. Notgrass are wonderful and really do want to hear what you think of the product and help in any way they can. Her weekly emails are also encouraging! We're looking forward to the Notgrass U.S. History curriculum for next year!
June 5, 2018
Your prices were better then a lot of others and some of the packets came with more products in then.
April 6, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Excellent material in a complete package
Notgrass Exploring World History is an excellent, Biblical curriculum and Rainbow's complete package puts it all together for a very reasonable price!
September 3, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Very User-friendly and Uses Primary Sources
I love this curriculum. The straightforward layout and organization makes it very easy to use. The weekly lessons are divided up into manageable daily assignments so that my freshman can easily pace herself and stay on track. Prep time for the parent is pretty much nil, and the time investment required during the week is very low--mainly administering a test or quiz and reviewing homework at the end of the week.

I also like that there are assigned readings from primary source documents from the historical period being studied. It's really important to provide students with real historical data, rather than teaching them to rely solely on what a book or teacher told them about an era.
November 1, 2015
Purchased
over 4 years ago
<p>I would recommend this to any who loves sound biblical truths It is well written and a delight to read The portions are realistic and easy to navigate Our home has used these books as read aloud for the while family Great knowledge and interesting topics We have found them a delight Parents learn as well Thank you for considering Notgrass series; you won't be disappointed for choosing it in fact you'll be blessed</P>
July 28, 2015
My daughter loved this way of learning History She liked the depth and was able to read the books written about that time which made more sense to her than memorizing names and dates She was self directed and self motivated to do and finish the work
August 10, 2012

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