New Old Testament and Middle East Resources

History and geography booksDid you know that Samson was born just 30 years after the Trojan War? Or that Malachi was prophesying in Israel at the same time Socrates was teaching in Greece?

Those are just some of the fascinating mental connections that you discover when you study Bible history alongside world history. Those are the relations that make history come alive!

Our new lesson plans, Joshua through Malachi and Ancient Greece, 2nd edition, will walk your whole family through a year of just such a study—reading and narrating, learning and making personal connections between the events of the Old Testament and the history of Ancient Greece. Add our exciting new geography notebook, Visits to the Middle East, and you have the makings for a wonderful year of learning ahead!

Joshua through Malachi & Ancient Greece, 2nd Edition

With Joshua through Malachi & Ancient Greece, 2nd Edition, your whole family can share in the discoveries. The newly revised lesson plans feature interesting family read-alouds, wonderful additional grade-level living books, Scripture readings, review and introductory prompts, narration prompts, artifact tie-ins, additional assignments for older students, geography exercises, Book of Centuries entries, end-of-term exam questions, suggestions for calculating high school credit, and more!

This revised Second Edition replaces the Oxford book that is now out of print and incorporates some great suggestions from our readers. It features The Story of the Greeks as the main family read-aloud, adds The Stuff They Left Behind: From the Days of Ancient Greece portfolio, and incorporates Visits to the Middle East geography notebooks. But don’t worry, the older First Edition will still be available as an electronic download for those who want to use it.

Download the sample of the new Second Edition of Joshua through Malachi & Ancient Greece and see the exciting new changes! Then grab your copy at special pricing through July 11.

Visits to the Middle East

The second in our new series of geography notebooks, Visits to the Middle East is your guide to exploring that region of the world through maps and living books. It makes a great tie-in to the Joshua through Malachi study, because most of the events of the Old Testament occurred in the Middle East.

The Visits to . . . series collects short map drills, guided reading from two fascinating travelogues, leading narration and discussion questions, meaningful map studies, and lots of ideas for additional living books and activities in a handy spiral notebook for each student.

We currently have Visits to Africa and Visits to the Middle East available, with more in the works! You will receive special introductory pricing on Visits to the Middle East through July 11.

Double Special Pricing!

Those of you who have received our e-mails for very long know that we don’t usually feature new resources so close together. We prefer to give you much more teaching tips and encouragement than product announcements. But because we know that many of you are eagerly awaiting news on these new editions of our history lesson plan books, and the geography notebooks that go with them, we are trying to let you know just as soon as they are available. We know you are making plans for next year and time is of the essence.

We will get back to our usual schedule just as soon as we can. But in the meantime, we’ve noticed an advantage to releasing these new resources back to back: the special introductory pricing overlaps!

For a short day or two, you will be able to get the special pricing on all four of our newest resources! Our two newly revised history lesson plan books—Genesis through Deuteronomy & Ancient Egypt and Joshua through Malachi & Ancient Greece—and the two brand new geography notebooks—Visits to Africa and Visits to the Middle East!

But don’t delay. The special pricing on Genesis through Deuteronomy & Ancient Egypt and Visits to Africa expires this Thursday, June 27. You will still be able to get the special pricing on Joshua through Malachi & Ancient Greece and Visits to the Middle East through July 11. But if you want to get all four at great prices, you’ll need to act fast before this window of opportunity closes!

Just thought you’d like to know.

3 Responses to “New Old Testament and Middle East Resources”

  1. Elizabeth July 8, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

    Will you have these at the Jacksonville conference in August? Will prices be similar? Just wondering how to plan my budget. We have started “Genesis through Deuteronomy” and looking to get the next set ahead, while the prices are lower.
    Thank you and see you in August!

    • Doug Smith July 8, 2013 at 5:12 pm #

      Yes, we will have these and most of our other resources in Jacksonville. Our conference prices are discounted a bit from what you see on the website, other than introductory prices, which are about the same.

      • Elizabeth July 11, 2013 at 8:02 pm #

        Thank you!