I bet many of you are familiar with Considering God’s Creation by Susan Mortimer as a science curriculum, but have you also heard of her history curricula, Remembering God’s Awesome Acts and Remembering God’s Chosen Children?
Of the two history books, I’ve only used Remembering God’s Awesome Acts, so it’s the one I’ll review here. But, as much as I liked it, I won’t hesitate to recommend Remembering God’s Chosen Children, too!
Remembering God’s Awesome Acts is a history and Bible curriculum in one that covers ancient history from Creation to Moses. In unit study style, the activities include much more than just history and Bible! Art (including detailed drawing lessons), writing, poetry, drama, culture studies, languages, anthropology, archaeology and much more make this study very exciting and interesting from day to day.
Important topics such as evolution vs. creation are tackled, as well as world religions and missions. Many of the ancient history topics are brought home through lessons on current culture and people who make a difference as Christians today.
The curriculum is broken down into eight units:
- Unit 1 – Who is God?
- Unit 2 – Who is Man?
- Unit 3 – The Fall of Man
- Unit 4 – God Saves Noah
- Unit 5 – Dispersion of Man
- Unit 6 – The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
- Unit 7 – Joseph in Egypt
- Unit 8 – Moses Leads the Israelites Out of Egypt
A teacher’s guide leads the teacher through the unit with suggestions on how to introduce each section, short read alouds, and directions on what workbook pages to use when. Bible verse references are always included with each new topic within the unit. Sample work, answer keys, hieroglyphic flashcards and a small list of recommended supplements are included, too.
A “Create-A-Notebook” is provided for your student. (You will need one of these for each child.) Within the notebook are more than 270 pages front and back of activities for your student to complete. I have been so impressed with these sheets! Once the curriculum is complete, your child truly has a wonderful notebook documenting the entire unit, Genesis through Exodus 12. I can’t possibly describe all 270 pages, but here are some of the activities your child will complete:
- visual organizers
- to scale drawings
- country studies
- language studies
- writing assignments
- review sheets from lessons learned
- games and puzzles
- logic and math sheets
- an much more!
Another positive…the study can be used with any child from 5th grade to 12th grade, so all of your older children can work through it at once! As with most unit study style curriculum, it’s hard to put a time frame on how long it will take. For most families, I can easily see it lasting most of a year. Families who have a little more scoot in their boots might be able to complete it in a semester.
I’d love to hear from you if you’ve used either of these history books from Susan Mortimer! What did you think?