We’re in the process of using the history guide for Theras and His Town (A study about life in Ancient Greece) and we enjoy it so far. Although we are only a few lessons into it. I will copy for you Lesson 1 in the guide so that you can see an example. I am assuming the other history guides follow suit.
1. Read Chapter 1
2. The first section of the book takes part in the city of Athens, Greece. Find the city on your map. Make a copy of the map in the back of this study guide, paste it in your notebook, and mark the city of Athens on it.
3. Begin a glossery section in your notebook. In a dictionary, look up the word, “pedagogue”, and define it in your dictionary.
4. In Chapter 1, Theras’ lyre is described as a beautiful little greek harp. In an encyclopedia or other resource book, or on the internet, find a picture of a lyre, and sketch it in your notebook.
5. On a picture of Theras’ lyre, there was a picture of the Greek god, Apollo. Research what the ancient Greeks believed about the many gods they worshiped. What does the Bible say about all these gods? In a concordance, find a verse that tells us what the one true God has to say bout worshiping false gods, and copy the verse into your notebook.
Lesson 2 and so forth follows the same sort of path, with looking up things and adding them to your notebook. Although we have done it a bit differently adding copywork and narration. I’ll let you know how it goes the further we get into it, if you’re still interested.