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History Course Set

$77.97
$77.97
Includes:
Year 1 Course Book, Year 1 Big Book of History Stories, Keys of History Board Game. Included in the Course Book: Access to Student Explorer PDF Downloads (all four age levels) and Audio Dramatizations. History Years 1-4 are currently being discontinued and physical components are available only while supplies last.*
Additional Options:

History Read-Aloud Book Pack Year 1

$32.96
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Details

This optional book pack adds the power of historical fiction to your studies. Includes:

  • Boy of the Pyramids by Ruth Fosdick Jones
  • The Saracen Steed by Arthur Anthony Gladd
  • The Three Gold Doubloons by Edith Thacher Hurd
  • Through the Wall by Alida Sims Malkus

These books are all published by The Good and the Beautiful Library and appeal to all ages—grades 1–12.

Details:
  • An Emphasis on God and Character
  • Family Style
  • Good & Beautiful Style Learning
  • Very Little to No Preparation Time

Please note: History 1 Course Book and Big Book of History Stories now come with perforated pages and are perfect bound.


*History Years 1-4 and all components are currently being discontinued. Physical components are available only while supplies last. All sales for discontinued items are final. We do not have a date for the release of future history courses although new editions will not be available for the 2022-2023 school year. US Constitution and Government is not being discontinued.

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Don’t need all of the items in the Complete Physical Course Set? Purchase individual Physical Course Set Items below.
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Course Book Year 1

$34.99
Details

This 215-page course book guides the parent through the course, which requires no prep time other than glancing at future lessons to see if there are any extra items to gather. Only one course book needed per family.

History Years 1-4 are currently being discontinued and physical components are available only while supplies last.*

Big Book of History Stories Year 1

$23.99
Details

This high-quality, 204-page, full-color book includes maps and color images for use with the course book as well as a compilation of 21 beautifully written, illustrated stories that correspond with the lessons.

History Years 1-4 are currently being discontinued and physical components are available only while supplies last.*

Keys of History Board Game Year 1

$18.99
Details

This fun game for 1-8 players helps children or all ages memorize key historical events and historical figures. This interactive board game adds variation and family interaction as you learn about history.

*Original game by The Good and the Beautiful

History Years 1-4 are currently being discontinued and physical components are available only while supplies last.*

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Looking for a digital option? Our Complete Course Set (except for the board game) is also available as PDF downloads. *NOTE: downloads are non-refundable.
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Course Book (PDF) Year 1

$16.00
Details

This 215-page course book guides the parent through the course, which requires no prep time other than glancing at future lessons to see if there are any extra items to gather. Includes access to Audio Dramatizations and the Student Explorers. The webpage and password to access these resources is located in the front of the course book.

  • Full-color cover
  • Black & white inside
  • 215 pages
  • 8.5" X 11"
  • PDF for self-printing

The Big Book of History Stories is also needed to complete this course. 

Big Book of History Stories (PDF) Year 1

$16.00
Details

This 204-page, full-color print-at-home PDF includes maps and color images for use with the course book as well as 21 illustrated stories that correspond with the lessons. This compilation of beautifully written storybooks is designed to save you money and time as you do not have to track down or purchase the equivalent of over $200 in books.

Recommended Resources

Find optional add-on products to complement the History Year 1 Course Set. Please note that individual books from the History 1 Read-Aloud Book Pack can be purchased in the Library.
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The Saracen Steed by Arthur Anthony Gladd

$9.99
Details
Level 8

When a simple farm boy befriends a strange and beautiful horse that has wandered onto the lands of Abbey St. Simon, the boy cannot begin to imagine the adventures he will have upon its back. As all of Christendom hangs in the balance, young Hugh embarks on a mission with unfaltering bravery and a sense of duty that will leave even the most powerful leaders and hardened warriors awestruck. Against all odds, Hugh is determined to save his people from the Saracens, with help from one of their very own majestic steeds.

“Set in the tumultuous times of the Crusades, this beautifully written story is an example of how a book can portray a violent time period without graphic details and can powerfully contrast right and wrong while remaining completely uplifting and appropriate. This adventurous tale has everything that makes a book good and beautiful: high moral and educational value, exemplary writing, and an intriguing plot.” —Jenny Phillips

247 pages

This book is a suggested read-aloud for the History Year 1 course and is included in the optional History 1 Book Pack.

Boy of the Pyramids—A Mystery of Ancient Egypt by Ruth Fosdick Jones

$5.99
Details
Level 6

Boy of the Pyramids is the heartwarming story of the unlikely friendship that forms between an Egyptian nobleman’s son, Kaffe, and Sari, a slave girl from the Sinai region. Together, they come to understand each other’s cultures, learn the traditions and farming methods of the people who live along the Nile, uncover foul play during a bullfight, and themselves in danger while seeking adventure, understand Egyptian beliefs about the afterlife, and ultimately solve the mystery that is woven throughout the tale. This is an engaging story of family love, compassion, sacrifice, bravery, loyalty, and adventure!

100 pages

This book is a suggested read-aloud for the History Year 1 course and is included in the optional History 1 Book Pack.

The Three Gold Doubloons by Edith Thacher Hurd

$6.99
Details
Level 7

Tom drew back into the shadow of the wall, for at that moment, the gate opened and two of the governor’s black horses appeared pulling a large wagon behind them. Tom could just make out the dark forms of several men crouching low on the seat. The horses’ hoofs must have been padded, for they scarcely made a sound even on the cobblestones of the courtyard.

This wonderful tale follows the adventures of a printer’s apprentice, Tom Cartwright, in colonial Williamsburg. Not only is Tom caught up in an exciting historical time period, but also in an engaging plot. With skillful writing, the author weaves in inspiring messages, such as how kind actions to those who don’t deserve them can come back to bless you in the most unexpected ways.

“When I read this book, I knew it was one that needed to be brought back to the world. It has everything that makes a worthy book: high literary, moral, educational, and entertainment value. If you are a parent that likes to feed your child’s mind with literature that uplifts and teaches, this book is a wonderful choice.”—Jenny Phillips

133 pages

This book is a suggested read-aloud for the History Year 1 course and is included in the optional History 1 Book Pack.

History Read-Aloud Book Pack Year 1

$32.96
Details

This optional book pack adds the power of historical fiction to your studies. Includes:

  • Boy of the Pyramids by Ruth Fosdick Jones
  • The Saracen Steed by Arthur Anthony Gladd
  • The Three Gold Doubloons by Edith Thacher Hurd
  • Through the Wall by Alida Sims Malkus

These books are all published by The Good and the Beautiful Library and appeal to all ages—grades 1–12.

How the Course Works

Required Course Items

Course Book Year 1

Details:

This 215-page course book guides the parent through the course, which requires no prep time other than glancing at future lessons to see if there are any extra items to gather. Only one course book needed per family.


*History Years 1-4 and all components, including the History Year 1 Course Book, are currently being discontinued. Physical components are available only while supplies last. All sales for discontinued items are final. We do not have a date for the release of future history courses although new editions will not be available prior to the 2022-2023 school year. US Constitution and Government is not being discontinued.

Big Book of History Stories Year 1

Details:

This high-quality, 204-page, full-color book includes maps and color images for use with the course book as well as a compilation of 21 beautifully written, illustrated stories that correspond with the lessons.


*History Years 1-4 and all components, including the History Year 1 Big Book of History Stories, are currently being discontinued. Physical components are available only while supplies last. All sales for discontinued items are final. We do not have a date for the release of future history courses although new editions will not be available prior to the 2022-2023 school year. US Constitution and Government is not being discontinued.

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Keys of History Board Game Year 1

Details:

This fun game for 1-8 players helps children or all ages memorize key historical events and historical figures. This interactive board game adds variation and family interaction as you learn about history.

*Original game by The Good and the Beautiful

 


*History Years 1-4 and all components, including the History Year 1 Keys of History Board Game, are currently being discontinued. Physical components are available only while supplies last. All sales for discontinued items are final. We do not have a date for the release of future history courses although new editions will not be available prior to the 2022-2023 school year. US Constitution and Government is not being discontinued.

Student Explorers Year 1

Details:
Expand learning with the Student Explorer activities. PDF download, divided by grade levels (1-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12). The webpage and password to access the Student Explorers is included in the front of the course book. Not sold separately.

Dramatized Audio Recordings Year 1

Details:
Dramatized audio recordings help bring history to life! Follow the story of two siblings as they explore history. The course book will indicate when to listen to each recording. The webpage and password to access the audio recordings is included in the front of the course book. Not sold separately.

Recommended Resources

History Read-Aloud Book Pack Year 1

Details:

This optional book pack adds the power of historical fiction to your studies. Includes:

  • Boy of the Pyramids by Ruth Fosdick Jones
  • The Saracen Steed by Arthur Anthony Gladd
  • The Three Gold Doubloons by Edith Thacher Hurd
  • Through the Wall by Alida Sims Malkus

These books are all published by The Good and the Beautiful Library and appeal to all ages—grades 1–12.

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