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There are so many things I want to get posted up here, so many ideas of what I want this year to look like, things we are doing, and what is going on at the Farm!  Ugh!  I cannot seem to find the time to do it all!!

But I have to share an amazing book with you that I cannot wait to hold in my hands – that is going to be such a blessing to our historical schooling this year!!

I was so excited to be able to review a digital copy of Knowledge Quest’s A Child’s Geography Volume 3 : Explore the Classical World!  I loved this book.  As I read through it I got more and more excited about how this would really help our historical lessons of history when we re-do the Classics. 

We are doing Ambleside Yr 6 this year, so the first part of the year we will be in the 20th century, but by Christmas we are going to be starting the whole timeline over!  One thing we are doing different too is I am going to start all 4 kids over.  We are going to start at the beginning together and use different books for different ages to help them get it.

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This book : Exploring the Classical World will be for all 4 of my kids – and for me too!!  I loved it.  It is told in a story like manner by a narrator. 

Here is a brief description:

Imagine walking in the footsteps of Socrates, Alexander the Great, the Apostle Paul… See and understand ancient civilizations and great empires from what has been left behind and carefully preserved. Hear the stories passed down from generation to generation, before the advent of paper and printing presses. As we explore the Classical World, you and your family will delight in incredible, mysterious landscapes, hidden wonders and beautiful peoples – all created in God’s image.

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Download the first 3 chapters to read
and try for yourself!

Why did I love it so much?  Because of the way the book is written you will really imagine all that is going on as you “walk” through the places.  You will hear sounds and smell scents (at least in your mind).  I am excited about trying some recipes of local places and simply feeling like we are really there and not just reading a boring book.

I read this book rather quickly to review it, but I am so looking forward to savoring each and every chapter this year as we walk through it together.  I love how Knowledge Quest makes maps a part of every day learning too.  I love that you do not have to look anywhere else than this book and you will have the history and geography in ONE place!!

I loved this book, and I hope you do too!!


NOTE : I received a digital copy in exchange for editing the book before print, and a soft copy in exchange for an honest review, by Knowledge Quest.

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