Sonya, THANK YOU!! I just received this wonderful book and am so excited to start with my 5 boys. I was nervous about using the CM method do to my nature of needing a very layed out progress for me and history being my worse subject, lets be honest I know nothing about history I was worried I just get a built in a box thing and be stuck again.
But that all changed. Thank you for writing this handbook. It has a great outline and idea’s (that’s what I love “IDEA’s”) not must do throughout but idea’s. We are very excited about the new change!!
Do you have any plans of doing this for other Modules? I’m really hoping you are.. if not at least I have this to help me in following years. God bless all your work.
Oh, Misty, I’m so glad the handbook is helpful to you! Yes, I plan to do one module each year. I’m hoping to get Joshua through Malachi & Ancient Greece done this spring (2008 ).
Don’t worry. I knew nothing about history when I started either. I know a lot of moms who were in that same boat. But we all learned history with our children, and it worked out great because we couldn’t contain our own excitement and interest in learning these things. They were new to us just like they were to our children so we shared that sense of discovery with the kids. Enjoy!AimeeMember
We have just started this module and I have a question about one of the lessons. I’m a little confused about Lesson 10: The Testing of Job. How does it work with the story of Babel and Abram? Perhaps I’m showing my Bible illiteracy, but I wasn’t sure how it all tied together. Could anyone help me?
I cannot wait to start next August and use the handbook!!!!
It looks like Job lived during the time of the patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (based on his age span, his primary wealth being livestock, the literary style of the writing, and some other details). Since we don’t know exactly when, I put him at the beginning of that patriarchal period. Hope it’s not too confusing!AimeeMember
Thanks, Sonya! Now that I have a better understanding, it’s not so confusing. We are really enjoying this study. Can’t wait to see what is next.pbrewer37Member
I have a question about the book. On all the map drills it only shows to drill them on Africa. Are there other countries that go along with the lessons or is Africa the only one?
Yes, we try to focus on one continent or region that corresponds to the main focus in the history time period. So for year we study Ancient Egypt, we focus on getting familiar with African countries (since Egypt is located in Africa). When we study Joshua through Malachi & Ancient Greece, we’ll focus on Israel, the Middle East, and Asia. Matthew through Acts & Ancient Rome will focus on the countries around the Mediterranean coastline; Middle Ages & Renaissance, on Europe and Far East; etc. You can see the six-year rotation here.
Hopefully, by the time the student has gone through all six modules, he or she will be familiar with pretty much all of the countries of the world.pbrewer37Member
OH LOL…. As you can tell I am going to be learning right along with my kids! 🙂
I was watching a comedy show last night and a part of one of the jokes he said “I am from America and they don’t teach us about other countries” it made me laugh because this was true in my case. When I was in school geography was not very important to me, I really don’t remember learning much about other countries.
Me either 🙂 But learning along with my kids has been great because it has allowed us to share in the joy of discovering things together. If they see you enthusiastic about learning new things, they will “catch” that attitude too.
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