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Have any of you ladies used Famous Men of Rome when studying Ancient Rome? My kids (ages 3rd grade and under) just didn’t enjoy The Story of the Greeks. I think it is a good resource, but seemed a little over their heads. I would love a book that covers Ancient Rome and from the samples I have read, it seems this might fit the bill. I would love to hear from anyone who has used this resource. Do you feel it is appropriate for a 3rd grader? Did your kids enjoy it? Thanks so much!
Oops I posted in wrong post, sorryHollySParticipant
We are using this next year. I like working with Memoria Press guides, so we’ll be combining it with SCM’s Ancient Rome booklist. I wish I could help more…we’ll be using the Greek book later this year, but we haven’t gotten there yet. Third grade is on the lower end of the recommended grades, so I would guess it will depend on your children. I will say my DC didn’t care for the Middle Ages book when we did it last year, but I’m giving Famous Men another try with the MP guides.
Thank you Holly for your feedback! I am not familiar with Memoria Press guides. I am thinking a little ahead as we won’t be covering this time period until next year but I am already beginning to make my list of living books! There are so many more options as we leave the Ancients! I had no idea. I would love to have a “spine” of sorts so I’ll keep looking into all the options! Thanks again!
Okay, so pardon my confusion. (Ha ha) I am looking into Greenleafs Famous Men series for Ancient Rome (which we will start in January). That is what the original post was about. However, I have also been looking into the Greenleafs Famous Men series for next school year when we cover the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation. I have been looking into living books tonight for the next school year so that’s where my mind was when I responded! As far as Ancient Rome which we will cover in January, I don’t have a lot of time, so I’m trying to make a decision. Sorry for the confusing response. 🙂
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