Famous Men Of

February 18, 2011
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Famous Men Of –

Content: History
Grade(s): 4th – 8th
Perspective: Christian
Prep Time: Minimal
Teacher Manual: Available
Teacher Involvement: Moderate
Cost: $ || ?
Pages: Varies, minimum 150
Publication Date: 2005
Publisher: www.memoriapress.com

Common Core Aligned: No

From Memoria Press’ website:

The Famous Men Of Series offers a year-long comprehensive workbook course. Each of the thirty workbook lessons includes famous quotes, a drill of key people and places, ten vocabulary words, 5-10 comprehension questions per lesson, and an activities section that includes map work, timelines, discussion questions, and art projects. The program also comes with 8 pages of supplements, including maps of ancient and modern Europe, a “Who Said That?” worksheet, and drawing pages.

Famous Men of Rome: There are thirty stories covering the history of Rome from its founding under Romulus to the last emperor in the West. Your children will see the rise and fall of a great civilization through the lives of Horatius, Camillus, Caesar, Cicero, Marcus Aurelius, and many other larger-than-life figures. Rome is the model civilization, the mastery of which provides a foundation for all other history study.

Famous Men of Greece: Dive into the lives and minds of thirty famous Greeks through stories detailing the rise, Golden Age, and fall of Greece. The triumphs of Aristotle, Ptolemy, Ulysses, Pericles, Alexander the Great, and many others will enable your students to understand why the scope of Greek accomplishment is still known today as “The Greek Miracle.”

Famous Men of Middle Ages: Jump into the Middle Ages with this classic history text. The story of the Middle Ages is told through the lives of Attila the Hun, Charlemagne, William the Conqueror, Edward the Black Prince, and Joan of Arc among others. The Famous Men of the Middle Ages guides students through the turbulent ‘dark age’ of history and illuminates how the world transitioned from the end of ancient times to the birth of the modern era.

Famous Men of Modern Times: Modern history—history, that is, after the fall of Constantinople in 1453—can sometimes seems like a confusing jumble of unrelated events. As a result, many curricula needlessly avoid this exciting period of history. Memoria Press’ new Famous Men of Modern Times will bring the events of the last 500 years to life. These stories provide great insight into the foundations of the modern world. Balanced and well written with many interesting details and beautiful color illustrations, the Famous Men of Modern Times is, perhaps, Haaran and Poland’s best work yet.

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One Comment

  • Regena February 25, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    I own the older versions of these books, but we have never used them as a stand alone, year long course of study. We do read from them, and I have used the discussion questions in past, but they were written in another age and reflect some differences in their perspective on history that can often be seen in antique books. At least some of these are in the public domain and are available free, online. Originally written by Haaren, I believe.

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