Thursday, August 30, 2012

Speak Up Saturday–TOS Review–Uncover Exciting History

Speak Up Saturday

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From The Publisher:

History Is Not Boring!
What is history anyway? It is the story of real people who did real things. For history to be fun for everyone (even those who think they hate history), it must go beyond hard facts and meaningless dates to the real people who made the significant events happen. People like George Washington, who bravely crossed the partly frozen Delaware River to attack the British at Trenton. Stories like that of the bold Americans who bravely fought against the Barbary pirates during the little-known Barbary War show how interesting history is.
True History Is Exciting!
Here are some of the stories in this book:

  •     Discover how the U.S. created the Constitution
  •     Experience the miraculous victory at the Battle of New Orleans
  •     Explore America's expansion west
  •     Uncover one of America's best weapons used during World War II

This book is great for:

  •     History Buffs
  •     Those who want the story behind the event
  •     Adults who want a snapshot view of American history
  •     Homeschool families, either as a read aloud or for students 12 and up

In this 184 page book you will meet some of America's most famous people like George Washington and some of her not so famous people like Daniel Webster. Click here to see the table of contents. There are also four bonus chapters! The first bonus chapter is about famous mothers and the next three are about famous explorers.

This little e-book is packed full of information! Each chapter is short enough to keep a student’s interest, but long enough to provide a brief overview of each topic.

The book does not provide any deep historical study, but I think it is a great overview of the subject it’s trying to cover; American’s Christian heritage. It is 186 pages full of good stories about the history of our nation.

I have a better-than-average background in the basic facts of history as it interested me when I was growing up, and all the parts of this book that I read were accurate.

I think this book would be useful for anyone who is wanting the overview that this book provides. It is written at a middle school level, so it was a bit challenging for me to read as I obviously read at a higher level. That said, I think it fits it’s stated purpose very nicely!

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The book retails for $14.95 usually, but is currently 20% off so you can get it for just $11.96! You can go here to order it or go here to see her other books.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this product through The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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