Saturday, June 21, 2008

More on History...

We are finishing up our history study and loving every minute of it. I think I have bragged about Mystery of History here enough, so I will leave off that (though I *could* say more, you know - LOL) and share with you what we are going to be reading and listening over the next few months as we wrap up our study of the ancient folks. I am so looking forward to it!

The Ides of April

Beyond the Desert Gate


For the Temple

Martyr of the Catacombs: A Tale of Ancient Rome

Ben Hur - Focus on the Family Radio Theatre audiodrama on CD

So what are you doing for the summer? We will be finishing this up and also wrapping up other work we did not get to over the year. We will be taking the entire month of August off of everything but fun. :+) Then September will find us at work again. I really don't like to take off more time than that as I find we start to get stir crazy and don't accomplish much. We have to be extra diligent to get it done in June and July - and they are busy months too!

So what about you? What are you looking forward to for this summer? For next year?

I have updated and added items to my "for sale" list. Thanks for looking! :)


Melissa at Our Side said...

I love it when you link good books!

I supposedly am finishing up the ancients this summer too, but I am not being very consistent.

I have been checking out books for my kids from the CCE 1000 Good Books List. My oldest is going into 7th and I picked up Flames of Rome by Paul Maier from the grades 7-9 list. I decided to preview it once we got home, and it is a good thing that I did! :O It is a "documentary history" of Rome in the time of Claudius and Nero. It was too graphically s3xual and violent! Of course, that's what Rome at that time was like, but I don't need my 12 yr. old reading about 0r8ies etc. Blech!


Dana said...

Well one of my summer happenings will be attending the VHE conference .... :)

And I have hopes of getting back to the books in August but realistically it will be Sept.

I love when you post books - I have a few of those already but I wrote down your other recommendations for the ancients.... thanks.

See you soon!

lisaquing said...

I love Mystery of History too! We did Volume 1 two years ago and will be doing Volume 2 in the upcoming school year.


JenIG said...

I'm looking forward to seeing YOU again. we're still trying to plan things...

love you!

Jen http://jeneralities.com