Wednesday, October 12, 2011

{Really, really} Big Book of History

Big Book of History

Timelines are an invaluable tool for teaching history. I’ve seen timelines on posterboards, and snippets of timelines used in books and special unit studies. I have never seen, however, a timeline that starts at the beginning of time and goes all the way to the present... until this book: Big Book of History from Master Books

The Big Book of History is an easy-to-follow, all-in-one timeline filled with details, important facts, and interesting photographs from the seven days of creation up to the election of Barak Obama. Compiled into a sturdy bound book, the colorful pages fold out to display a 15-foot timeline, or, the timeline can also can be read page by page like a book. The timeline features four areas of history, distinguished in the book by different colors: Biblical/Christianity, World Events, Civilizations/Empires, and Inventions/Technology. The Big Book of History could easily be incorporated in teaching practically any subject.

My little ones- ages 3 and 6- both enjoy looking at the pictures and reading the details and historical facts. Big Girl, whose current favorite bible story is David and Goliath, was thrilled to find the time on the timeline when David was born (1085 BC) and to discover that stones can be flung a quarter of a mile and at speeds up to 60 miles per hour in a slingshot! Fascinating fact!  

There is so much information on these pages! What a fun way to teach history. Designed for ages 7 to 12, this book is great to have on your bookshelf whether you homeschool or just want to a fun resource for your curious little learners.

Win a copy of this 15-foot timeline book at The Big Book of History #TeachtheTruth Twitter Party
Tuesday, October 25 at 8pm CST
Use #teachthetruth in your party tweets, and let us know you’re partying with #tttrollcall 
Be sure to follow @masterbooks4u & @mamahall
and the Moms of Master Books:

Master Books is giving away copies of The Big Book of History and a Grand Prize including 2 copies each of The Big Book of History AND the Big Books of History Teacher’s Guide – 1 for you and 1 to donate! These books are nearly sold out already! We are so excited to be able to have these copies available for our #TeachtheTruth Twitter Party. Come join the fun and discover what this incredible new book has to offer to encourage you to teach the truth at home!
full disclosure: i was provided with a copy of the book from Master Books to review, to share with my readers here, and at the Twitter party. all opinions are honestly my own. as always, i am an upside down blogger prayerfully blogging with integrity.