Wednesday, May 23, 2012

TOS Review- Heritage History

My family likes to read... A LOT! And each time our military family moves I am reminded that we own way too many books. Just ask our packers.
So I was thrilled to get to review a company called Heritage History this past month.  Heritage History has compiled collections of books, all published before 1922 and many hard to find or out of print, into 5 Cd's.  Each CD can then be downloaded onto your computer or favorite reading device (we downloaded onto my ipad) or printed for your hands-on learners.
The menu on the CD is very user friendly and easy to navigate and downloading was simple!

Much to my 10 year old's delight, we were sent the British Middle Ages to review.  This CD includes 55 books, 60 + maps, teaching aides and a study guide.  The BMA Library is broken into 7 sections:

English History
Legends (Our favorite)
Individual Biographies
Short Biographies
Adapted Literature
Historical Fiction
European Middle Ages
Here's my favorite part- each story/book is then color coded to match your child's reading level, Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced.
My son immediately picked Stories Of Beowulf  to start with and off he went.  Though some of the Old English wording challenged him, it has not dampened his excitement.  (Did I mention he loves the middle ages and anything related?)

I love the Heritage History concept!  Just think-
* I did not have to hunt down 55 books and spend a fortune paying for those 55 books!.  Think about the savings in time and money!
* Because of the format, I can have these books on my home computer, mobile device AND printed out if I want.  A huge bonus for families with multiple children reading the same books.
* I do not have to come up with my own study guide, maps, etc., which is often the case when studying living books.
* Each CD covers at least a year's worth of study!  Trust me, there is a lot of meat there!
There is just not one thing I do not like about this product, well, other than the fact that it might take us forever to read all of these books.  But, hey, they are easier to pack!  My movers will thank me!

You can buy British Middle Ages or any of the Heritage History Cd's here for $24.99 per volume, or buy the complete 5 volume set for $99.99.





Young Readers

Ancient Greece

Ancient Rome

Middle Ages

British Empire
Click here to read what my fellow CREW members had to say about this product.

Disclaimer- I received a copy of British Middle Ages in exchange for my honest review of this product.  The views expressed are my own and were not influenced by the company in any way.

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