Friday, May 25, 2012

Heritage History~TOS Review

As a homeschool family we own a lot of books both in physical and e-book format. I try to purchase physical books whenever possible but with hubby out of work for a year and a move to a much smaller space that has been cut back this year. Not to mention I am beginning to run out of book shelves. I was so grateful to be chosen to review Heritage History’s Classical Curriculum-Young Reader’s Library.
From the Website:
“The Heritage Classical Curriculum is the easiest, least expensive, and most enjoyable way to learn traditional history. Our "living books" reading program uses narrative histories that were popular with young people of earlier generations and features books of interest to students of all ages.

Students love reading these story-based histories, and our everyday low prices are affordable on any budget. The Heritage curriculum encourages students to learn at their own pace, without busywork or rote memorization. The complete text of dozens of fascinating books are included in the curriculum, so there is no need to track down hard-to-find titles. It is the simplest and most enjoyable way to learn history, and helps instill a love for the subject in students of all ages.
Each Curriculum CD includes biographies, legends, hero stories, and historical literature as well as comprehensive histories. In addition to books, study aids, including timelines, historical maps, and era summaries are provided in printable format.
Heritage History currently offers five Libraries configured as complete curriculums. “
Our Thoughts:
I use so many living books in our home school that I appreciate the value this product represents. I am saving my pennies to buy the complete collection. I only recently purchased a Kindle Fire and can’t wait to get a cable so I can load these onto it. I love that my children can now pop in the CD and select a book to read aloud to the younger children without me having to search for something both educational and appropriate.
I love the study aids, this particular library is a general overview of history and so the aids are a little different than the others in the collection. Included are Full color images from the books listed by book, a printable overview and teacher’s guide, and a listing of the events and characters covered. A simple way to keep track of what has been covered or to plan out unit studies. The recommended reading section has a plan laid out to begin an organized study of history. So no worry if you are not the organized type, they have already given you which books to use.
Each book supports 3 file formats: EPUB, PDF, and MOBI, making it very easy to use on multiple devices. The users guide walks you step by step through downloading the books to your chosen device. The text is clean and the images and covers are scans of the originals. You can find a complete list of eBooks available for purchase HERE
cd_front_case_250_217Young Readers
The Young Readers collection is the introductory unit of the Heritage Classical Curriculum. It includes easy-to-read, introductory selections from many historical periods and provides a broad introduction to Western Culture suitable for grammar school age students. Specially featured are short stories from American, European, Ancient, and Biblical history.
Includes 86 books, Recommendations, and a Teacher's Guide
Young Readers: $24.99
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the above product in exchange for my honest opinion. This opinion is based on my own families experience and you may or may not have a similar experience. No other compensation was received.


Briana Jeffers said...

I loved this too. I need to start printing books to add to our history shelf!

Mrs. Mandy said...

I know I want to at least get the ones for our history cycles for next year, Middle Ages and Civil War.


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