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Subject : history w/o curriculum
Posted by Rachel on Monday, 8 June 1998, at 5:09 p.m.

I am not interested in using a prepackaged curriculum for my 6yo son but am needing ideas for introducing him to Old Testament history. I have Hillyer's CHOW and Kingfisher's History of the World and their Ancient Civilizations book. Anything else you can think of that I might use? I want to make this a family affair since my husband is not a christian and am hoping this gets him interested in the Bible. Thank you.


Subject : Re: history w/o curriculum
Posted by Donna C - Fort Worth, TX on Monday, 8 June 1998, at 8:01 p.m., in response to history w/o curriculum, posted by Rachel on Monday, 8 June 1998, at 5:09 p.m.

Barnes & Noble carry the Wall Chart of World History -- starts with Adam and Eve (with all the Biblical characters charted out with their life spans, and a geneaology for Jesus from Adam) to 1990. Puts it in a nice frame to see who was alive when, etc.

You ought to check out the G.A. Henty books. And Sonlight might have some good books to see if they are at your library (get their catalog). Also there are the Trailblazer series of books at Christian Book stores - have a Christian hero(thru the ages)'s story told with a teenager or young child in the story. The facts are there, but with a novelization aspect in it too.

And here's a link to G.A. Heny's historical fiction:
www.infinet.com/~fwest/hentyidx.html

Hope this helps!
In Him,
Donna C


Subject : Re: history w/o curriculum
Posted by Peggy K on Tuesday, 9 June 1998, at 6:40 a.m., in response to history w/o curriculum, posted by Rachel on Monday, 8 June 1998, at 5:09 p.m.

Hi Rachel,

You asked: "I am not interested in using a prepackaged curriculum for my 6yo son but am needing ideas for introducing him to Old Testament history."

__What the Bible's All About For Young Explorers__ is good...there's also an adult version simply titled __What the Bible's All About__. (I believe it is available through Elijah...though I've seen it in most of the chain bookstores, too).

Check out the Greenleaf Guide to the Old Testament, too.

__Great People of the Bible and How They Lived__ a Reader's Digest publication

__The Children's Illustrated Bible__ by Selina Hastings, a Dorling Kindersley publication (has pictures of artifacts and places from Bible times)

I would also suggest you get a good Bible Atlas.

The following may not still be in print anymore but, check and see at your local bookstore. Your library may have them, or you can browse a used bookstore

__The Bible As History/A Confirmation of the Book of Books__ by Werner Keller

__The Story of the Bible__ by Hendrick Van Loon

__Egermeirer's Bible Story Book__ by Elsie E. Egermeirerer

Hope that helps!

Grace and peace
in Christ,
Peggy

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