I have always used a literature based approach to teaching history using what many refer to as “living books”.  These books are written in narrative style usually by someone who is passionate about the subject.  They seem to bring to life the story line as they draw in the emotions enabling the reader to be able to remember what was read.  You can use Dr. Beechick’s guides to give you examples of how to pull together your own history study simply through reading great books.

Truthquest History Guides

If you would like to purchase a history guide  outlined for you, I recommend Truthquest History Guides.  They are also an excellent tool to help you pull together your history outline as well.

Below you will find a description of each guide.  Basically, each guide takes you through history, or His story, with sequential commentary, specific literature recommendations, and Thinkwrite assignments.  You can go to their website and read more by clicking the banner below.  Then, you can either buy online on their site or come back and purchase from me, whichever is best for you.

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Beginnings (Creation/Old Testament/Ancients/Egypt) 
SAMPLE                                                                      $29.95

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American History for Young Students I (Exploration – 1800) 
SAMPLE                                                                        $24.95

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American History for Young Students II (1800-1865) 
SAMPLE                                                                       $24.95

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American History for Young Students III (1865-2000) 
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Ancient Greece
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Ancient Rome
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Middle Ages (500-1400)
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Renaissance/Reformation/Exploration (1400-1600) 
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Age of Revolution I (US/Europe, 1600-1800) 
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Age of Revolution II (US/Europe, 1800-1865)
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Age of Revolution III (US/Europe, 1865-2000)
SAMPLE                                                                            $34.95
Here you will find a resource for printed maps to use for history.