I am so excited to share this information with you. I have not had a chance to review the information, but there is so much material available for purchase – not just textbooks and workbooks, but audio and DVD.
I’ve listened to the dramatized audio samples on the website. They are professionally done – interesting to listen to – not a man dryly reading text, but there are sound affects to bring it all to life. I would love them for my dyslexic kids! All this is based on a Catholic world view – Phillip Campbell is an amazing history instructor. I can’t begin to tell you how much it changes history to study it through a Catholic world view with an understanding of salvation history.
The Story of Civilization from Tan Publishing
Here’s a description from the website:
Children should not just read about history, they should live it. In The Story of Civilization, the ancient stories that have shaped humanity come alive like never before. Author Phillip Campbell uses his historical expertise and story-telling ability together in tandem to present the content in a fresh and thrilling way.
The Story of Civilization reflects a new emphasis in presenting the history of the world as a thrilling and compelling narrative. Within each chapter, children will encounter short stories that place them directly in the shoes of historical figures, both famous and ordinary, as they live through legendary battles and invasions, philosophical debates, the construction of architectural wonders, the discovery of new inventions and sciences, and the exploration of the world.
Volume I, The Ancient World, begins the journey, covering the time periods from the dawn of history and the early nomads, to the conversion of Emperor Constantine. Children will learn what life was like in the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Persia, Greece, Rome, and more, as well as learn the Old Testament stories of the Israelites and the coming of Christ.
The strength of the content lies not only in the storybook delivery of it, but also in the way it presents history through the faithful prism of the Church. Have you always wanted your children to learn about world history from a Catholic perspective? Here, you’ll have the trusted resource you’ve always wanted.