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Ancient Times Complete Notebooking Set Review by Dawn Peterson

P.O. Box 260044
St. Louis, MO 63126

Ancient Times Complete Notebooking Set from is a wonderful addition to any study of ancient history! The set can either be downloaded from or purchased on a disk and sent to you. If you order the disk, a special bonus of Bible pages is included!

The set includes pages for the following:

  • Ancient Africa and Egypt
  • Ancient Americas
  • Ancient China, Japan, and India
  • Ancient Greeks, Minoans, and Mycenaeans
  • Ancient Mesopotamia
  • Ancient Romans, the Early Christian Church, and Other European Cultures states, "When children are notebooking, they use their studied material or anything of interest to them to create a 'memory page' that combines their own writing and artistic work as well as any other element they wish to add. Their notebooking pages might include a piece of written narration, a selection of copywork, a sketch or drawing, some clipart or borders, photographs, fancy lettering, a variety of papers or sample of some sort like a leaf for nature study. The sky is the limit!"

This year I'm teaching my elementary-age daughters about ancient history. I've chosen a variety of sources to round out the study, and this notebooking set quickly became our favorite! There are many options to choose from within each category, ranging from the basic to the richly and colorfully illustrated, from simple layouts with a few lines to "scrapbook style" layouts. In the section on Egyptians, for instance, there are several well-drawn black-and -white illustrations that depict many facets of Egyptian life, such as farming, hieroglyphics, mummification, and basket weaving. My girls have simply loved recording what they've learned in their history study on these notebooking pages. When daddy gets home in the evening, they can't wait to show him their creations! They go back to their notebooks often, browsing through them and excitedly discussing what they remember of each page!

Notebooking is fun and easy to implement, whether done daily or just occasionally. This Ancient Times Complete Notebooking Set has greatly enriched our study of this fascinating time period, and I highly recommend it for any school-age child!

Product review by Dawn Peterson, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, December 2007