"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth..."
~ Genesis 1:1
One of the first things you will want to do for this study is make sure all your participating students have two 3" binders. One to specifically keep your Book of the Centuries timeline and one to keep their actual school work. This can be tailor made to your homeschool. I am simply sharing how to prepare for a study similar to ours.
- Prepare and print off binder inserts for each of the two binders per student (printable consists of both cover pages and spine inserts).
- Print off a Book of the Centuries timeline for each student (place in binder #1 which is labeled "Timeline"). As you learn about people, places, events, paste in relevant clip art in each time period. You may also want to paste down a brief explanation under the clip art.
- Accompanying school work with each time period will be placed chronologically in binder #2. For example, when you study Creation, label a tab and place all your creation related copywork, artwork, picture studies, book lists, etc. in that section. When you go on to the next major subject in history, make another tab and place corresponding work behind it. As a binder fills, begin another. You are making your own family encyclopedia set!
Important Note: You will need to decide what chronology you are going to follow. Here is where it can get a bit messy. The Lessons from History Series follows the traditional timeline but with biblical information. However, some believing archeologists have proposed a "Revised Egyptian Chronology" where the reign of Egpyt has been shrunk dramatically. Either way, decide which route you want to go and follow it throughout your whole study for the purpose of continuity. We ended up going with the revised timeline because the arguments made in this book were highly plausible. Unfortunately, it made it a bit harder to discern some dates and became somewhat confusing in the beginning. If I were to do it again, I may have just kept the traditional dates knowing that they were subject to interpretation because it would be easier for labeling purposes.
History of the World Notebook Study/Part 5 (Preparation and Binder Printable)
Creation Study ~ History of the World (Study 1)