Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Famous Men of the Middle Ages Review

I am really excited to tell you about this next set of books that I received from Memoria Press! Before I do though, let me tell you a little about the company. Memoria Press is a family-run publishing company that produces Classical Christian materials. Cheryl Lowe founded the company in 1994, and is the author of several of their books, including the very popular Latin program, Latina Christiana.

This year we have been studying the Middle Ages, so I was thrilled to have received the Famous Men of the Middle Ages set.  I received the Text, Teacher's Guide, Student Guide, Lesson Plans, and the Flashcards, along with the eBook.

Famous Men of the Middle Ages is a year-long workbook course suited best for grades 5-8.  The Student Guide is broken down into three introductory lessons and then 34 chapters with a review lesson after every 5-6 chapters.

Each lesson in the Student Guide includes Facts to Know {along with famous quotes}, Vocabulary, Comprehension Questions, and Activities that include things like mapwork, timelines, discussion questions, and art projects.

The Review Lessons include all the prior Vocabulary, Important Dates, Important People, Who Said That, and a Geography Review with maps, and drawing pages.

The Text is well laid out and each chapter is about a famous man in the Middle Ages starting from Alaric the Visigoth and ending with Warwick the King-Maker. Other chapters include stories about Justinian, Mohammed, Charlemagne, Alfred the Great, Marco Polo, Joan of Arc, and Gutenberg. Each glossy paged chapter is only 4-6 pages long and filled with beautiful illustrations.

The Teacher's Guide is a must because it contains all of the answers.  It is laid out identical to the Student Guide so answers are easy to locate.

My Thoughts:  If your child is studying the Middle Ages, I think this is a great resource to go along with it.  The stories are short but full of information and will keep a child's attention.  The Student Guide is packed with information to help them retain what they read.  And there are plenty of activities for families to pick and choose what they want to do.  The Flashcards are a great add on to help reinforce what they learned.  The Lesson Plans are nice to have, but definitely not a necessity.

Find Out More:  You can find out more online at Memoria Press.   Famous Men of the Middle Ages is for grades 5-8.  The Text, Student Guide, and Teacher's Manual are sold as a set for $39.95.  The Lesson Plans are just $5 and the Flashcards are $12.95.

Every course you purchase from Memoria Press comes with a 60 Day Guarantee.

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