A Couple of Good Finds

Confession: My children’s knowledge of Australian history is not as good as it could be.  Past attempts at trying to teach Australian History in a logical, consistent manner have not been successful.  Either the material just wasn’t a good fit, or I was unable to fit it into our schedule consistently, or both.

So, I was very pleasantly surprised to find this pack of books: The Children’s Australian History Series.

There are ten books inside:

  • Captain James Cook
  • The First Fleet and Year of Settlement
  • Australian Pioneers
  • Australian Explorers Volumes One
  • Australian Explorers Volume Two
  • Australian Bushrangers
  • Australians in the First World War
  • Australians in the Second World War
  • The Australian Light Horse
  • Australian Prime Ministers

Each book is about 30 pages or so.

Each book sold separately from the publisher would cost about $10.  So, altogether it would be about $100.  But, as a package, it’s a lot less than that.

Another good book I found is the Timechart History of the World.

Inside it opens up to reveal a timeline.

The book charts 6000 years of human history and the first couple of pages presents Biblical history starting from Adam and Eve, and includes events such as the Flood and the Tower of Babel as actual historical events.  This may (or may not) cause some reluctance to use it.  However, I believe its merging into modern secular history makes it a valuable resource.  There is a LOT of information on the pages.

If you are looking for a Timeline that is ready-to-use and all filled out and is from a Young-Earth Biblical perspective, you can’t get much better than this.  More information about this book can be found here.

Sorry for the poor quality of the photos.  I’m a very below-average photographer!

Both of the above can be purchased at Hyer Bookstore, which is in Chadstone Shopping Centre.  (Yes, that bastion of evil consumerism and materialism.  Suck it up and just go.  You’ll be glad you did!)

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Posted on Sunday, January 8th, 2012, in Books, Home Schooling. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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