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Ancient History Unit Study Bundled Set

Brandenburg Studies
www.brandenburgstudies.com

800 Pecan Hill Drive
Saint Charles, MO 63304
314-448-8496

Bring ancient history to life with Brandenburg's Christ-centered, Web-Interactive unit studies! If your current history curriculum lacks excitement, say goodbye to textbooks and open up doors to endless learning possibilities by exploring history via the Internet.

The Ancient History Bundled Set includes a 30-day study of Ancient Egypt, a 41-day study of Ancient Greece, a 92-day study of Ancient Rome, The Cat of Bubastes illustrated novel, Beric the Briton illustrated novel, Foxe's Book of Martyrs, and The Martyr of the Catacombs: A Tale of Ancient Rome.

Each study is well organized and very user friendly. A daily lesson plan chart is provided for the parent and child to print and have on hand for easy reference. An outline of the study that includes the purpose, preparation, materials, lesson divisions, and projects is presented before the study begins. Daily lessons and assignments are easy to follow, and the Web links contained within are conveniently accessible. (A teacher's edition with notes and tips in red follows the student's edition.) Quizzes and games are attached at the end of each study. Also, students are encouraged to finish at least one of the suggested projects and to write at least one essay. Tips and guidelines for writing essays are included. Finally, literature and video suggestions accompany the study to enhance the student's educational experience.

Besides well-researched and organized information, there are many other benefits to these unit studies. The cost is low--just $17.98 for the bundled set. Also, there are very few extra materials to purchase in order to complete the course. Information stays current because links to websites are updated twice a year. Learning is enjoyable since students have access to interesting visuals, greater depth of material, virtual tours, and more.

My children have never done Web-interactive studies before, but I will tell you, after having reviewed this particular unit study, I am extremely inclined to go this route in the future. My oldest, a seventh grader, says he would prefer Internet studies to books any day. Having only one computer is my only concern. I can see how it would be helpful to own more than one, especially if you have multiple students completing subjects online.

There are three ways to purchase the Ancient History Unit Study. You can download a pdf file by using PayPal, purchase the study on CD, or call in your order. Studies are also available to purchase individually. I personally found it very convenient and quick to download all of the material right to my computer.

Overall, I would say this is an excellent ancient history curriculum choice for middle school students and up. If students take the time to complete the assignments at the end of each unit study, the course could definitely last for an entire school year. I am very impressed with the quality and recommend that parents give Brandenburg Unit Studies a try.



Product review by Brandi Tesreau, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, December 2011


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