Chronological History

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  1. dalynnrmc

    dalynnrmc New Member

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    Has anyone used the books by "Nothing New Press"?

    I just found this, via a link at Classical Christian Homeschooling. :eek: Wow, this Ancient History book looks EXACTLY like what I've been trying to put together all by my lonesome self. And I was excited to look finally at Mystery of History! (I'll probably still supplement some, as these books don't cover India, China, or anything else not mentioned in the bible. but still, it does exactly the hardest part of what I was trying to do! And that's fit the EXACT stories in proper chronological time periods. MOH is a good outline, but actual stories and bible reading were giving me a headache trying to figure out what goes where!)

    Anyway, has anyone used these?
    The Story of the Ancient World
    There are more time periods, obviously. We're just starting, so of course Ancient is where we are right now.

    If, by oddball chance, anyone HAS this and might want to sell, PM me! ;)
     
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  3. Jackie

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    We do history chronologically with Mystery of History. Some others here use Story of the World. I like being able to teach all my kids at once!!!
     
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    I'm with Jackie - like teaching everyone together and I like teaching chronologically.
     
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    Oh, should have said - we use Mystery Of History!!!
     
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    dalynnrmc New Member

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    I've seen and heard of both of those. I just found this one for the first time last night, and it looks perfect. Just wondered if anyone else had used it. :) Thanks ladies!
     
  7. Jackie

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    DaLynn, somewhere on here I posted a list of Living Books to go with Ancient History. You might want to check it out.
     
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    Thanks! I'll stalk you then, and see if I happened to mark it the first time you posted it. LOL I know I have one list, but who knows if it's the same. Thanks!
     
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    dalynnrmc New Member

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    Just wanted to post a follow-up on this. After reading some of the 'example' lessons from this book on the site, I am most definately NOT going to be purchasing it.

    It speaks of how Cain left after murdering Abel, and took nothing but his wife (who was of course his sister).

    I immediately broke out my Bible. In my reading, it seems that Cain did not even obtain a wife until after he'd arrived in the land of Nod. (That phrase makes me giggle, every single time.) And it certainly says nothing about his wife being his sister.
    It goes on from there to make up quite a few things, which I read in three different translations and came away with completely different conclusions. I absolutely will NOT be using this to teach my children!

    I will, though, be utilizing the fact that they've made their table of contents viewable online. ;) That is what enticed me in the first place - the detail of the TOC. I'll take this back to my redone outline of the MOH books, and insert these details under the appropriate MOH headings. And one of these days, maybe I'll have the extra $40 to buy MOH.


    Just thought I'd share, in case anyone else had glanced at the site and thought it looked good, like I did the other day.
     
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    I think people assume it was his sister, because, well, there wasn't anyone else around to marry! At any rate, it would be a relative.... ;)

    I haven't looked at the book on the site, I was just commenting about this one thing.

    Gad you found this out before you purchased the book!
     
  11. TeacherMom

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    I think thats why I ruled it out too, it seems kind of like some things were guessed at rather than researched.
    Thanks for the update thougH!
     
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    dalynnrmc New Member

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    Y'know, I'd thought of that, but really... it goes on to talk about the family inter-marrying even though it's against God's law. Well... wasn't that a problem BEFORE any of this??

    In my mind, God's rules don't change. They weren't different just because there were less people. Personally, I think that just because Adam and Eve were talked about as the FIRST people created, that doesn't mean that they were the ONLY people created. ;)

    And even if not everyone thinks/believes that, it seems presumptuous to me to insert something like that into a child's book of history. KWIM? If I read that to my eight year old, I'd then have to explain why that's not okay....

    Anyway, yeah. I'm glad I found out too. Because before that, I was totally sold on this series. :( Back to putting it together myself. But, since this post, I've had a lot of devotions and Holy Spirit guidance in letting God decide our curriculum. Not only what's taught, but the actual curriculum. So I'm shutting my mouth now. LOL
     
  13. Deena

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    That's too bad! Did you look through other parts of it, and there was just too much stuff like that? I know you could skip some things, but not if it's all through the whole book!

    I hope you figure out what to do and try! I KNOW God will lead you if you're praying about it, and wanting what's best for your children! :D
     
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    They only had a few parts available. I read through one or two other chapters, but mostly the stories they had up for viewing I was unfamiliar with. (That's probably why they have those particular ones up there.) The ones I did read, and I chose stories that I was at least somewhat familiar with, seemed to be making the same sort of generalizations. While none were as offensive to me as this first one, I just feel like they've taken too many liberties and are trying to interpret the bible instead of portraying the historical facts.

    Let *me* teach the interpretations, and how to read it. A history text should be just that. KWIM?

    But yes, I'm fine with it now. A little disappointed, but ecstatic to at least have found the TOC that I can better detail our own course now. Besides, I'm not sure when I'd have even had the $30. Lord provides, and I'm not stressed. That one's not right for us, and it was just a strange thing that I even found it. LOL
     
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    Is there a place online to see a detailed and to-the-point chronological world history list? I'm thinking of putting together a world history program for my 9/10th grader.
     
  16. Jackie

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    Artsy, I have a book called "Literature Connections to American History" by Lynda G. Adamson. It's from the reference section of our library. There is also one for World History. They have one both for grades k-6, and 7-12. You might want to see if your library carries it (or a similar book, perhaps!). It lists books according to time period and reading level, and then gives an anotated bibliography.
     
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    Thanks for the info on the book. Looked it up at my library. They don't have the 'world history' for the older kids but they do for the younger.
     
  18. Deena

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    Well, I guess God has more faith in you than YOU do! :lol: He gave you the outline (the TOC) and now you use that to build your curriculum to yours and your childrens needs! :D
     
  19. TeacherMom

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    ... what
    is
    TOC?
     
  20. Deena

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    Table of Contents
     
  21. TeacherMom

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    ohhhhhhh, DUH! Lol! blush even!
     

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