On the Use of Real Books in the Elementary Curriculum | biblicalhomeschooling.org

ON THE USE OF REAL BOOKS IN THE ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM

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Let’s start with history. In the elementary curriculum, knowledge of history’s important events and persons is what children must learn: what happened, who was involved, where, and when. Traditionally, history textbooks have been used to impart this information. Children then learn the information for a test, and forget it promptly afterward. Why? Because they are […]

Teaching History with Living Books | biblicalhomeschooling.org

TEACHING HISTORY WITH LIVING BOOKS

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History of Western Civilization A biblical study of history begins with the history of Western Civilization. (Why?) Other civilizations and cultures may be studied as Western Civilization encounters them. However, the focus especially in the elementary years is the rise of Western Civilization, and of course the American nation if you are homeschooling in the […]

1000 Good Books | biblicalhomeschooling.org

1000 GOOD BOOKS

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The Thousand Good Books or, what everyone should have read “Taking all that was best of the Greco- Roman world into itself, Western tradition has given us the thousand good books as a preparation for the great ones–and for all studies in the arts and sciences. Without them, all studies are inhumane. The brutal athlete […]

1-3 PRIMARY READING LEVEL: ADVANCED READERS

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After your readers have become more fluent reading through the 1-3 Picture Books independently, they will be ready to begin on longer books and easy chapter books, which are included in this list. Abraham Lincoln by Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse by Ursula Moray Williams Adventures of Tom Bombadil […]