Sunday, July 1, 2012

Book Review: Big Book of History


Big Book of History: A 15 Foot Fold-Out Time-Line from Creation to Modern Computers is a Christian-based child-friendly timeline marking interesting events with colorful illustrations designed for ages 7 to 12. This high quality hard cover measures 14.5 x 9 inches and the inside folded page is made of a very high quality paper similar to the cover of a paperback book.


There are actually four color-coded timelines running parallel to each other: Biblical/Christianity, World Events, Inventions/Technology, and Civilizations/Empires. The snippets of history begins with the God's first day of creation dated 4000 BC and ends with 2010 AD with "President Barack Obama declares the U.S. is no longer a Christian Nation." This fold-out sweeps with broad strokes across history, but is a nice presentation of events that is not too overwhelming for young minds. I recommend it as a wonderful visual supplement to any history curriculum or just to spark interest in historical events.

I received this book for free from New Leaf Publishing Group in exchange for my honest review.


3 comments:

  1. Big Book of History, we actually have this book and the boys quite enjoy just reading it for fun! I almost wish I could hang it on a wall, but we don't have one long enough!

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  2. It would be great if children would learn about the conquerors, kings, inventors, scientists, wars, men of God etc. as early as now, and let them be familiarized with our early history. Who knows, once they tackle these topic in school, it may give them an advantage, and besides, learning about early history is always a fun experience. As it is today, it’s our earliest, and most basic form of time travel!

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  3. Modern secularism has rewritten history itself and propagates itself in the textbooks used in public schools and the minds of children who trust what they are being taught. The more I learn about history, particularly American history, the more it sickens me the misrepresentations our children are being taught today.

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