When I was growing up, I hated history. I hated everything about it: the boring textbooks, the required memorization of dates and other (what I thought was) useless trivia, the multiple choice tests that were easy to ace but served no purpose when it came to retention, and the boring documentaries accompanied by worksheets designed to make sure we were paying attention.
Yup. It was awful. Continue reading “Bring Ancient History to Life with Beautiful Feet Books”
I love history.
Let me rephrase that. I love history now. As a student, it was probably my least favorite subject (besides math, of course).
All of those boring textbook assignments left me feeling like I didn’t care if I never read another history book again. And the memorization. Oh my Lord. In my opinion, if you’re looking for an effective way to kill any desire your child might have to learn about the past, make them memorize a slew of dates that have no meaning to them.
I didn’t want that for my kids. One of my main reasons for homeschooling is that I want my kids to actually want to learn. Continue reading “Teach Your Kids History Through Literature with Beautiful Feet Books”