Are you a history lover in your homeschool? I admit, I didn’t like history so much when I was a kid in public school. I hated memorizing dry facts and dates and it was so dull and boring. When we started homeschooling in 2006 I discovered that I actually LOVE history. I was learning right along with my daughter and it was nothing like I remember from my school-aged years. Homeschooling has so many benefits – and making history ENJOYABLE is definitely one of them.
How about your homeschooling family? Do you enjoy your history lessons?
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Part of this promotion is a giveaway that has 2 huge history audio book set prizes! If you are a lover of history audiobooks (or you have always wanted to try them out), now is your chance. You can truly enrich your history studies when you incorporate lively audiobooks that make history come alive for listeners. Homeschoolers LOVE Jim Hodges Audio Books!
Prize #1 – Value $247: One winner gets all 28 G.A. Henty history audiobooks:
The Cat of Bubastes – (BC 1250) A thrilling escape novel including all things Egyptian
The Young Carthaginian – (BC 218) Hannibal, from Carthage, crosses the Alps with his battle elephants to attack an up and coming Rome.
Beric the Briton – (AD 62) Beric joins Queen Boadicea as she rebels against Roman conquerors, is captured and trained as a gladiator.
For the Temple – (AD 70) John of Gamala leads a band of Jews to defend Jotapata, Jerusalem, and the Temple, eventually destroyed by Rome.
The Dragon & The Raven – (870-901) Edmund helps King Alfred fight the Danes on land and sea.
Wulf the Saxon – (1066) Duke William of Normandy conquers King Harold and England at the signal Battle of Hastings
Winning His Spurs – (1188-1192) Join King Richard the Lion-Hearted and knights from across Europe on a Crusade to the Holy Land
In Freedom’s Cause – (1296-1314) In this Braveheart story, the nobles follow William Wallace and Robert the Bruce to victory.
The Lion of St. Mark – (1380) Venice is a world power but must defend herself against her jealous rivals and save their wealthy and watery city-state
A March on London – (1381) Wat the Tyler leads a peasant revolt against incredible repression. He had legitimate claims but goes about it all wrong.
A Knight of the White Cross – (1470-80) Gervaise Tresham, a Knight of St. John draws his sword in the defense of Rhodes.
Reformation / Exploration
By Right of Conquest – (1521) Hernando Cortez conquers the Aztec Empire with a mere handful of Spaniards.
St. Bartholomew’s Eve – (1572) The Catholic forces in France attempt to crush the Protestants
(NEW!) By Pike and Dyke – (1579) William the Silent, as leader of the Dutch, rebels against their Catholic Spanish overlords and the Inquisition.
Under Drake’s Flag – (1580) Join Sir Francis Drake as he circumnavigates the globe.
(NEW!) By England’s Aid – (1585-1604) The 80 Years’ War against the Protestant Dutch Republic. Includes the defeat of the Spanish Armada!
Friends Though Divided – (1642) A stirring tale of the English Civil War from both sides of the conflict..
When London Burned – (1666) Our hero Cyril survives the plague and saves lives during the Great Fire of London.
In The Reign of Terror – (1789-99) The French Revolution comes to life in this stirring novel
Through the Fray – (1812) The Industrial Revolution sparks the Luddite Rebellion in Southern England.
A Final Reckoning – (1830’s) Australia in the 1830’s is a wild place. Reuben Whitney makes his mark in conflicts with the Aborigines and Bushrangers
Out on the Pampas – (1850s) The Hardy family relocates to Argentina with other Brits trying to start a new life. (Henty’s first adventure novel!)
Short Stories Collection – A wonderful collection of Henty short stories. (Contains my favorite Henty story of all time!)
With Wolfe in Canada – (1756-63) James Walsham participates in the French and Indian War.
True to the Old Flag – (1774-81) A tale of the American Revolution, from an Englishman’s point of view!
Captain Bayley’s Heir – (1850s) Frank Norris finds excitement, adventure, and riches in the California Gold Fields.
The Heart of the Rockies – (1860’s) Big-game hunts, Native Americans, avalanches and gold mining. The American West writ large!
With Lee in Virginia – (1861-65) A fascinating tale of the U.S. Civil War from a Southerner’s perspective!
GRAND Prize WINNER – Value $347: One winner gets access to 60 audiobooks … and to top it all off, the GRAND PRIZE winner gets ALL of the Study Guides currently available for the Henty novels and Stories of the Pilgrims!
The GRAND PRIZE winner gets ALL of the Henty recordings listed above in Prize #1, PLUS all of the following recordings:
Classic Literature Titles
Treasure Island! – The incredible tale of buried treasure and the swashbuckling pirate Long John Silver!
Robinson Crusoe! – The classic tale of self-sufficiency and spiritual maturity while stranded on an island.
Autobiography of Frederick Douglass – The life and struggles of a former slave as told by himself. A must hear story if you want to understand the issue of slavery in America.
Young Listeners Collection
The Nursery Book of Bible Stories – Ideal introduction to the stories of the Bible best suited for young children, retold with literary skill.
Uncle Rocky, Fireman! – Wonderful stories of brave servants that inspire respect and admiration of these defenders of life and property.
Uncle Wiggily and the Little Tails! – Delightful animal stories for the very young.
Stories of the Pilgrims – A fascinating story of the Pilgrims following the children of William Brewster.
American History Stories – 200 American History stories, from the explorers to the Civil War.
Four Great Americans – Introductory level bios of Washington, Franklin, Webster, and Lincoln.
True Stories of Great Americans – Short honoring biographies of 13 Great Americans.
Richard of Jamestown – The story of Jamestown Settlement through the eyes of a young man.
Peter of New Amsterdam – The story of early New York through the eyes of a young man.
The Familyman’s Christmas Treasury – Eight Christ-honoring stories that reflect the true meaning of Christmas. Highly recommended!
Overtly Christian Line
The Coral Island: A Tale of the Pacific Ocean Audio Book – In The Coral Island, three Christian boys, shipwrecked in the South Pacific, rely on godly wisdom, biblical insight, and plucky courage to outwit and overcome pirates and cannibals.
Gorilla Hunters – In this exciting sequel to The Coral Island, R.M. Ballantyne continues the adventures of Ralph Rover, Jack Martin, and Peterkin Gay, who go to hunt and study Africa’s elusive Gorilla.
God’s Mighty Hand – Recognizing God’s mighty hand in his own life, Richard “Little Bear” Wheeler compiled stories of impossible triumph despite a losing battle, Divine protection amidst sure annihilation and heroic endeavors in the face of defeat, all with a single purpose of demonstrating the miraculous Providential Occurrences in World History.
Moody’s Great Sermons – Dwight Lyman Moody was one of the most famous Evangelists of the 19th century, giving thousands of sermons in hundreds of cities in the United States and England.
Amy Puetz Titles
Ten Girls From History – Prepare to befriend ten of the bravest girls of history!
Ten Great Adventurers – These men lived lives of adventure and it’s fitting that their stories should be told with all the drama of a great story.
Uncover Exciting History – People like George Washington, who crossed the ice-packed Delaware River to attack the British at Trenton; like the bold Americans who bravely fought against the Barbary pirates, about Andrew Jackson and the miraculous victory at the Battle of New Orleans.
Old Time Radio Shows
You Are There – U.S. History – “You Are There” is the best radio dramatization I have ever heard. Each show recreates historical events with multiple actors, sound effects, and music, and begins with “live” background coverage of the event, and then “on the scene reporters” take over. This collection retells about 30 U. S. History stories.
You Are There – World History – This collection is from the same amazing program series, and retells about 30 World History stories.
Horizon’s West – This well-written and well-performed program includes the complete set of 13 half-hour broadcasts performed for Armed Forces Radio, and documents the exploration of America by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark.
Mr. President – Which president liked to ‘lose’ his protective service officers so he could take walks alone? Which president’s life was actually threatened while in the White House? Since the President is always referred to as “Mr. President”, you have to wait to the end of the show to find out who he was!
Classic Literature – These high quality radio theater performances reenact, in the studio, great literature by Dickens, Twain, Austen, and Cervantes.
Frontier Fighters – This radio drama tells epic narratives of those fearless wanderers and adventurers who first broke the trails of the Old West!
Les Misérables – Victor Hugo wrote in his classic Les Misérables, Book 5, Chapter 4: “God is behind everything, but everything hides God.” This dramatization is true to the book and very well done.
WWII – Pearl Harbor Attacked – Every known American radio broadcast from this day (December 7, 1941 – A Day That Will Live in Infamy! ) is included in this collection. December 7, 1941 – A Day That Will Live in Infamy! When the Japanese Ambassador was visiting with our Secretary of State, he did not know what we already knew – that the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor had begun!
WWII – D-Day Complete Broadcast Day from one radio station – From the opening reports of paratroop landings by German broadcasters to the evening prayer of President Roosevelt, listen to each heart-stopping hour of live broadcasting from one of the most momentous days of the 20th Century.
Lone Ranger – A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty Hi-Yo Silver! The Lone Ranger! … With his faithful Indian companion Tonto, the daring and resourceful masked rider of the plains led the fight for law and order in the early western United States!
You can enjoy this “living history” in your homeschool and enhance it for a full learning experience by using the study guides that accompany each audiobook.
The study guides include an assignment for each chapter in the audiobook. Each assignment includes a vocabulary list of words used in that chapter. We present the words, not in alphabetical order, but in the order, you will hear them. Instead of providing definitions, we thought you might want the listener to look each word up, or put them in alphabetical order, or write their own definitions based on what they think the word might mean (from context) and then look it up and see how they did.
Each vocabulary list is followed up with questions related to the content of the chapter. Our goal is to ask at least one question in each of the following categories:
After the questions, we provide suggestions for activities the listener might do that will reinforce the information in that chapter.
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