Wednesday, August 15, 2012

British History- Observations & Assessments from Early Cultures to Today (Student Edition) by James P. Stobaugh

British History: Observations & Assessments from Early Cultures to TodayGenre- Religion/Christian Education/Children and Youth History/Europe/Great Britain/General

Published by- Master Books, A Division of New Leaf Publishing Group

Copyrighted- 2012

Number of pages- 272

Age Group- 11th Grade

Description of book- paperback, list price $24.99, ISBN: 978-0-89051-646-1

This book contains 34 weeks of lessons.  Each week begins with a summary, then continues with daily lessons of text and questions.  The week of lessons ends with an exam.

This textbook was written by Dr. Stobaugh and contains an historical account without revisionist or anti-Christian perspectives.  The text includes:

  • Questions based on Blooms taxonomy
  • Terms, concepts, and theories
  • “History Makers”
  • Independence for the student to practice independent learning

About the Author-

Dr. James Stobaugh and his wife have homeschooled their four children.  He is an ordained pastor, certified secondary teacher, and SAT coach.  He has written other books, including American History and World History high school history curriculum.

My Thoughts-

It is great to be able to find textbooks that are Christian based and help the student understand that God has been important in history.  This text was well written in each lesson.  It contained a view of British history that I had not been aware of, since I have always studied texts that contained a secular view.

The daily questions with the lessons are thought provoking and serve the point of the lesson better than true or false questions or multiple choice questions.  I find that essay questions often help me learn the material better than other types of questions.

The only thing I didn’t like about this edition was that it mentioned the weekly exams, but it made no mention of where to find them.  I was glad to have a teacher’s edition that contained them as well as mention of a website where the exams can be located.

This is an excellent textbook.  I would recommend it to all high school students.

Disclosure- I received British History (Student Edition)  by Dr. James P. Stobaugh for free from Master Books. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I’m disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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