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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Review: History Revealed: What in the World? Set Volume 1-3

My latest review from MasterBooks was for History Revealed: What in the World? Set Volume 1-3 ($48.82.)  This set can be purchased alone or as part of the 5th Grade Curriculum Set.   Each volume contains 4 audio CD's.  The length of each topic varies between 3 and 15 minutes.

Vol 1 covers Ancient Civilizations and the Bible.  It begins with an introduction to World History and moves on through: Creation, Early Man, The Flood, The Descendants of Noah, Sources and Evidence, Oldest Cities, Historical Chronology, Problems With Chronology, Egyptian History, Abraham Through Moses, Joshua Through David, Solomon Through Jeroboam, Jonah Goes to Nivenah, Assyria, Babylon, Cyrus the Great, The Persian Empire, Xerxes, Daniel's Vision, Athens&Sparta, Alexander the Great, The Hellenistic Empire, Early Rome, The Punic Wars, Julius Caesar, Octavion and Marc Antony, In the Perfect Moment of Time, The Promised One, and the Life of Jesus.

Vol 2 covers Rome, Reformers, and Revolutionaries.  It begins with a welcome to Medieval History and moves on through: First Century Church and Emperors, Life in the Second Century, The Plague and Restructuring, Constantine and the End of the Empire, Barbarians in Rome, Christianity among the Goths, The Huns and Franks, Barbarians and Christian England, The Byzantine World, Life as an eastern Emperor, Justinian the First, Mohammed the Reformer, The Hegira and Jihad, Charlemagne, The Vikings, Feudalism, Religion and The Holy Roman Empire, Northern Europe and Britain, Divisions in the West, The Pope's Call to Action, The Crusades, The Mongols and Marco Polo, Disintegration of Monarchy, The Hundred Years' War, European Conflict, Heresy and Humanism, The Renaissance, Exploration and Politics, The Reformation and It's Consequences, England Defeats the Spanish Armada, The Thirty Years War, Religion and the Divine Right of Kings, The Enlightenment, The Church's Response, The Seven Years' War, and Revolutions.

Vol 3 covers World Empires, World Missions, and World Wars.  It starts with a welcome to modern history and moves on through: Young Napoleon, Napoleon's Rise to Power, Emperor Napoleon, Napoleon's Downfall, Reactionaries, Liberals, The Industrial Revolution, Response and the Age of Revolution, The Victorian Era, Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, David Livingstone and Africa, The Rise of Prussia, The Franco-Prussian War, China and Hudson Taylor, Japan, Salvation Army and Spanish-American War, Turn of the Century and Russia, The Balkan Wars, Russia's Repressive Autocracy, Revival and Balkan Conflict, Prologue to War, The Spark, Trenches and Blockades, Fall of Central Powers, Economic Chaos and the Great Depression, Fascist Italy and Militant Japan, Hitler's Germany and Revivals, Jewish Palestine and German Conquest, Miracle at Dunkirk, Battle of Britain, Pearl Harbor, Midway, and El Alamein, D-Day and the Atomic Bomb, Cold War and the Iron Curtain, Brother Andrew and the Berlin Airlift, Communist China and the Korean War, and Decolonization and Israel.

That's a lot of history!

These audio CD's would be a great addition to every homeschool.  They are creation based and begin the study of history with creation.  Diana Waring tells HIStory in a story like manner that feels as if she was sitting in the room with you.  She is VERY enthusiastic about her work and brings history to life for the listener.  What in the World? audio CD's can be used in a variety of ways.  They are fun and interesting to listen to and would be great for long car trips or homeschooling on the road or for those times in your life when getting any school done seems to be impossible.  You could use them to give your children a general overview of history.  They could also be used alongside any history curriculum that you are using and some of the lessons would even go along with some Bible lessons.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this product for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation and all opinions are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance to FTC regulations.

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