CCHs Online Catalog: Teachers History Resources
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In addition to the general resources listed below, you will find specific Teachers Resources for each era under study with CCHs History of Western Civilization Units. Moreoever, the teachers resources for the grammar stage are equally helpful for the higher stages, to provide an overview and correct misinformation found in modern history resources.
Teachers Resources for All Eras
Ancient & Classical World
Medieval, Renaissance, &
Reformed World Teachers Resources
American & Modern World
All Through the
Subtitled: History Through Literature Guide. This book is a teachers
reference and guide for teaching and learning history using literature rather than
textbooks. By using this exhaustive guide to over 5600 of the best in quality living
books: narrative histories, biographies, non-fiction, historical fiction,
literature, and more, and a library card, a parent can effectively teach their children
both World and American History regardless of their childrens grades or reading
levels. Books for every reading level in every historical era are included, from picture
books and beginning readers through the great books of Western Civilization. The guide can
be used from 1st through 12th grades to teach any historical era, and also includes a
geographical section, to teach geographical awareness through literature; history of the
sciences, mathematics, and arts section, and a separate section listing the great books of
Western Civilization and the Christian tradition, covering the history of the Great
Discussion, Literature, Poetry, and Drama.
History of the World
As the Wall Chart of World History is now out of print, this TimeChart is
the newly updated revision from that famous and rare Victorian Wall Chart by Edward Hull.
History begins at the beginning, with the Creation of the world, and all major Biblical
persons are included in the fold-out timeline. The history of all the civilizations of the
world can be followed concurrently with Biblical history and the timeline is full of
interesting illustrations and details. This edition is revised with a small geologic time
chart in the beginning, which can be easily ignored, and the events of the twentieth
century added. Along with the extra helps that the Wall Chart contained, even more
historical detail has been added for older students. What an invaluable resource!
The beautiful and comprehensive Kingfisher Illustrated History of the
World is out of print, but Kingfisher has put out a new resource utilizing some of the
same features as the Illustrated History which made it so popular. The progression of
history unfolds page by page, rather than alphabetically, thank goodness (over 3500
alphabetical references are indexed in the back for a quick look up of historical
information). Each page includes full-color illustrations, and a listing of the most
important names, events, and dates, along with the concise articles that provide the
teacher with a cursory knowledge of the times. This edition also takes the evolutionary
stance of long ages to civilization.
How Should We
Subtitled: The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture. This
book is a personal analysis of the key moments in history which have formed our present
culture, and the thinking of the men who brought those moments to pass. This study is made
in the hope that light may be shed upon the major characteristics of our age and that
solutions may be found to the myriad of problems which face us as we look toward the end
of the twentieth century. If as a parent you have gaps in your knowledge of the
history of Western Civilization, Dr. Schaeffers important book will help set you on
the road of discovery and understanding, so necessary before beginning to relate the story
of Western Civilization to our children.
Although this excellent text, commonly used in university survey courses,
does provide a comprehensive survey of Western Civilization, it is not as easy to use in
the grammar stage as either The Wall Chart of World History, or Kingfishers
Illustrated History of the World. It does include maps and timelines, and covers the
history of Western Civilization from ancient times (taking an evolutionary approach of
long ages to civilization) through 1970. And, it is very necessary, after the homeschool
parent has gone over the cursory information found in The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia,
to provide a deeper and broader understanding of the whys and hows behind the events and
people. Be sure to use How Should We Then Live? by Francis
Schaeffer with this book to get a balanced view of Western history.
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Locating Out of Print Books
If all else fails, and you cannot find a book you need, check it out from the library, or request it from your library through interlibrary loan. Once you have the book home, take it to a copy store and copy it. You can even have color copies done of key maps or photographs. Copy stores can now do nice bindings on your copy projects. The copyright law allows copying of out of print works to be used for educational purposes. Then return the book to the library, and you have your own book to keep, usually for less than it would be from a collectors book shop.
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