These are the main textbooks used in this course and are needed almost daily.
- The Bible – You are welcome to use the translation of your choice. Discussion questions and review worksheets are based upon the King James Version unless otherwise noted.
- Adam and His Kin, by Ruth Beechick (Mott Media)
- Genesis: Finding Our Roots, by Ruth Beechick (Mott Media)
- The Story of the Ancient World, by Christine Miller (Nothing New Press: 2015). (This book is also used in Year 2.)
- Map Trek: The Complete Collection (with CD-ROM), by Terri Johnson (Knowledge Quest: 2010). (This book is also used in Years 2-4.)
You will build a timeline and a notebook with your children this year. The following resources are not necessary but can simplify things.
- History Through the Ages: Timeline Figures (Creation to Christ), by Amy Pak (Homeschool in the Woods). We suggest the “Creation to Christ” set, which you can also use for Year 2. Note: This set does NOT include all of the dates that we will use in this curriculum.
- Book of Centuries (Cottage Press). Glue the timeline figures (above) into the book of centuries. Year by year, as you study history, this book will become a treasured keepsake.
Additional Books & Resources to Borrow or Buy:
Unless you want to expand your home library, you may choose to simply borrow these books from your local library (possibly asking about the availability of inter-library loan).
- What in the World: Volume 1 (CDs), by Diana Waring. These optional CDs are used in the units on Creation, Noah, and Egypt.
- True Tales: Volume 1 (CDs), by Diana Waring. These optional CDs are used in Weeks 7-8.
- The True Story of Noah, by Tom Dooley. This book is used in Week 11.
- Digging Deeper: Volume 1 (CDs), by Diana Waring. These optional CDs are used in Weeks 11 and 25.
- Life in the Great Ice Age, by Michael J. Oard. This book is used in Week 13.
- What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs, by John D. Morris. This book is used in Week 14.
- D Is for Dinosaur, by Ken Ham. This book is used in Week 14.
- Gilgamesh the King, by Ludmila Zeman. This book is used in Week 19.
- The Cat of Bubastes, by G.A. Henty. (Also available at http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/29756 as a free ebook, or at http://librivox.org/the-cat-of-bubastes-by-g-a-henty/ as a free audio book.) This book is begun in Week 25.
Other Books You Might Wish to Borrow from a Library or Buy Used (Out of Print):
- Ishtar and Tammuz, by Christopher J. Moore (Week 18)
- The Sumerians, by Jane Shuter (Week 22)
- If Stones Could Speak, by Marc Aronson (Week 22)
- Warriors and Seafarers, by Anne Millard (Week 23)
- Science in Ancient Mesopotamia, by Carol Moss (Week 23)
- Joseph, by Brian Wildsmith (Week 24)
- The Phoenicians, by Pamela Odijk (Week 28)
High School Books:
- The Genesis Record, by Henry M. Morris. This book is used extensively in Weeks 1, 4, 9, 12, 16, and 26-35.
- Antiquities of the Jews, by Josephus. (This book is also available free online. http://www.sacred-texts.com/jud/josephus/index.htm#aoj.) This book is used in Weeks 7, 13, and 17.
- After the Flood, by Bill Cooper. (This book is also available free online. http://www.creationism.org/books/CooperAfterFlood/index.htm.) This book is used in Weeks 10-11.
- The Annals of the World, by James Ussher. (This book is also available free online. http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Annals_of_the_World.html?id=VrHER1jYzhIC.) This book is only used in Week 14.
- The Long War Against God, by Dr. Henry Morris. This book is used in Weeks 19-24.