TOS Sweet Critique: Heritage History

PhotobucketWHAT:  Heritage History British Empire

COST:  $24.99

RECOMMENDED AGES:  Fourth grade reading level through high school

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WHAT IS HERITAGE HISTORY?

Heritage History offers a number of products, to include CDs containing living books, study guides, maps, and more.

The British Empire CD, specifically, has 57 books, over 50 maps, a study guide, and more, and covers 18th and 19th century world history.

All of the books on the CDs were published prior to 1923 and are living books, meaning they’re not written from an analytical, fact-driven perspective.  They’re written more as a narrative.

The curriculum is designed to cover the major and important parts of history, not every little mundane fact.

OUR THOUGHTS

This was an entirely new way of teaching for me.  I just recently learned about living books, and I have to say it was intense for me!

That’s not to say I didn’t like the curriculum, it’s just a stretch for me right now.

What I did love about the CD is the wealth of information contained.

It contains maps {a ton!}, a timeline, a compendium of “characters” from the British Empire, information about battles, etc.

So, even if you’re someone like me who prefers a less living books approach to teaching, the CD still has an amazing number of resources that would likely come in handy.

Plus, since the books are meant to be read for fun, your avid reader might still enjoy reading the books as supplemental material.

I appreciate the fact that Heritage History has taken the time to provide an extensive study guide and curriculum guide so that you can really understand the purpose and method behind this type of education.

They really do give you all you’d need to successfully teach this for an entire year, even if you’d never heard of a living book.

All that said, I’d recommend it regardless of your teaching style.  At only $30, you’ve got an extensive library of resources that can enhance any history curriculum.

WHAT OTHERS THOUGHT

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True Confessions:  I was provided with these materials in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.