We finished our tour of history in just over four weeks. It was a planned deviation that I would recommend any family schedule into their vacation, or as a precursor to the school year.
I thought we knew history, like Bo knows shoes (am I dating myself?). Classical Conversations’ plumb line lies in their comprehensive timeline. My kids know that particular history timeline, like they know how many chocolate chips are in each bag.
While I wouldn’t discredit what we accomplished in Classical Conversations this past year, the four weeks we spent with characters S. Kronos (Father Time) and his two youthful sidekicks in the Calendar Quest novel were pivotal for my children being able to connect the dots and truly understanding the concept of time and how the calendar evolved into the one hanging on the wall in our school room. History truly became reality.
A Stranger Can Teach It: Not to mention the fact, if you are ever going to be mysteriously traveling through time yourself and have a babysitter doing school with your kids, it is one of the EASIEST curriculums for an individual to step in to.
For Those Who Need a Refresher Course: If you need another reason to purchase Western Civilization from Brimwood Press, if your history is weak (as a parent) and you don’t homeschool, this history curriculum is a fabulous bonding opportunity while you learn about history experience. You can read it nearly anywhere.
Regarding the Cost
And I know that you won’t like the price. I rarely tell you the price of things; but I am going to. This month long overview of history appears pricey, rounding out at $65. But knowing what I know now, I can even recommend the Western Civilization study from Brimwood Press to those who even have a thorough grasp of facts on a timeline. This history study is MEATY.
To help defray the cost of this EXCELLENT curriculum that, I think, is worth its value, Brimwood Press is partnering with me and offering a $25 gift certificate to use in their store.
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