Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Light and the Glory for Children Giveaway


IT'S TIME!  Have you heard the news?  I am posting this giveaway a few days late since I have been busy packing.  The Curriculum Clean-Out hosted by Jolanthe at Homeschool Creations has begun! This is my first time participating and I am very excited about listing my very first giveaway. Please help make it a success.  God has blessed my family in so many ways this year and this is one way that I can give back to homeschooling families.  My house sold in less than three weeks and I have started frantically rummaging through my homeschool items in preparation for the fall year.  I can't go through everything in time for this clean-out but I did find a special gem to pass on to another family since I have two copies.
Today I offer "The Light and the Glory for Children" written by Peter Marshall and David Manuel to one of my readers.  This book exposes children ages 9-12 to the aspects of American History.  It explains God's plan for America and how he worked through the founders of America between 1492-1789.  I currently use this book as a read aloud for my 4 1/2 year old daughter, so please don't let the age detour you from entering this giveaway.  I read short segments to her during our lessons.  This is a used book but it is in very good condition.  There is a sale price noted and a black marker line on the inside of the back cover.  There is also a small stain on the first page. The book does not contain any other writing or highlighting that I could find.  It does have a slight musky smell from storage.  It is often used in conjunction with the Beautiful Feet Early American History Primary curriculum or TruthQuest American History I - two wonderful American History curriculums!  I feel this book is a great way to expose our children to American History with a Christian perspective.
This giveaway will end on August 7th, 2012 at 12:01 a.m. EST time. This giveaway is opened to continental US readers only.  I apologize to all my international readers.  The item will be shipped via Media Mail. The first and mandatory entry is to leave a comment on this post telling me how you currently teach American History to your children or to briefly explain what your plans are for the future.  I will notify the winner via e-mail so please make sure you leave your e-mail address in the comments so that I can contact you immediately. If I do not hear back from you within 48 hours then I will randomly choose another winner.  You must be 18 years old to participate.

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31 comments:

  1. We haven't done a huge amount of American History yet. I am trying to find some more interesting ways of doing it. Like interesting books, etc

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  2. We went through early American history this past year using MFW Adventures for my 8, 7, and 5 year old. In the future we will do it again, they forget so much at this age. :)

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    1. I am very interested in My Father's World Adventures - it seems like a great program to teach history. I have heard that you can use it for two years in row - more depending on the child's age. Have you blogged about your experiences with it?

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  3. We are doing American history for the first time this year and plan to use Beautiful Feet Books.
    Tiffany
    http://thecraftyhome.net

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    1. This will be my first attempt teaching American History throughout the year with my daughter. We will be using the same curriculum that you are using with additional resources. I still have to check our library for the books - I hope they are readily available.

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  4. I'd say my favorite is living books.
    Tiffany
    http://thecraftyhome.net

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    1. I LOVE living books!!!! I didn't realize there were so many interesting and wonderful books out there to teach history while maintaining the child's attention and allowing them to use their imagination.

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  5. My daughter LOVES history! We started using TruthQuest American History - some great "living" book lists on each topic of American history, and we use DVDs too.

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

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    1. Yah! I came across TruthQuest on Ebay for a reasonable price. I will use it with Beautiful Feet to teach American History this year. I can't wait.

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  6. I am a history NUT! I enjoy teaching American History using Unit studies and there are several living books that we utilize. American History Stories, Volume 1 - 4 by: Mara L. Pratt and we LOVE Jean Fritz books!

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  7. currently we are using sonlight for grade K, They start by doing an overview of all world History...but I want to do more US, this would be great!

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  8. my favorite source at this time is the internet :)

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  9. My older daughter just turned four, so we're all about colorful, well-illustrated narratives that make history come alive. Two of our favorites are Usborne's Then and Now and DK's A Street Through Time.

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    1. The book in this giveaway does not contain colorful illustrations. In fact there are very few if any. I use it as a read aloud - reading parts of it in segments to my daughter. But, we do love history books that are colorful and tell stories of the past. Usborne and DK books are wonderful resources. We don't own many ... we usually borrow them from the library.

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  10. We use MFW and went through Adventures 2 year ago. We also read a lot of living history books. Our girls are 9, 6 & 4, with two boys ages 2 & 2 months.

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  11. I will teach about the first president next month... I have a 5 year old.

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  12. I also use Mystery of history.

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    1. This curriculum is amazing! I love how the activities are differentiated by age groups. Do you blog? I would love to read about your experiences with it. We may use it for world history but I haven't quite made a final decision about world history yet.

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  13. My son loves to learn about the world - we haven't done a lot of history yet, but we read a lot of books from the library to start his learning!
    jclynmndrs@gmail.com

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  14. We love history - we read a lot of books to supplement and hep us really get into what we're learning!
    jclynmndrs@gmail.com

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  15. I haven't starting teaching it yet to my son. He is just going to be a first grader this year. I was going to start teaching him it this year.

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  16. I'm hoping MOH will have that book out if not I'm not sure yet

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  17. We have read a lot of living books in the past. I would love to use Mystery of History. My daughter is 9.


    homelearninglove@gmail.com

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  18. I use apples4theteacher and animated classics videos and workbooks 4 girls ages 3-8yrs.

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  19. I haven't started teaching American History to my kids, yet. I am planning on using a timeline so that they can see how all aspects of history interact - Biblical, American, European, Asian, etc.

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  20. I haven't used this yet and it is complete world history, but there are american government books too. http://livinghistory-books.com/

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  21. We have used a variety of methods over the years. This year we plan to use Apologias Around the World in 180 Days.

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  22. We are Sonlighters! I can't wait until we get to the point where we can use SOTW!

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  23. We haven't started American history yet. We're incorporating history with Galloping the Globe this fall. If it works well, we'll use Cantering the Country.

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  24. We're using TruthQuest for American history for my little guys. I love using real books and lots of them!

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  25. This looks like a great book! My son is 4 1/2 and his Daddy is a Marine, so we talk about how great America is a lot. I havent found a way to explain it to him to his satisfaction though, and this book might just fit the bill.

    Thanks so much for the opportunittand good luck to everyone!

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