Bede's History of ME
Bede's History of Me
Before your kindergartner can begin to study history, she needs to know what it is. Bede's History of Me was written to lay the foundation towards a better understanding of timelines, geography, family, church, holiday history, and more. Designed to be used only once a week, Bede's History of Me makes an ideal exploratory introduction to history.
Bede is a timeline...who strongly resembles a ball of yarn. This lovable character introduces young children to the basics of timelines and history in a fun way. A few of the topics discussed include Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, the history of toys, the history of sports, and more. Bede’s History of Me is just the thing for teaching first-time historians the importance of timelines and how God works in time.
Publisher: Veritas Press
This book started out great. It did an excellent job explaining what history is and involved cute activities. However, my son quickly became bored with many of the topics.
The kids love this book! The lessons are short (only a page or two long), most are interactive in some way, the pages are extremely colorful. I was often asked to do more than one lesson a week. What a way to get a child into loving history!
I ordered this as a very beginner intro to the concept of history for my Kindergartner, and I'm glad I did. It was perfect for exactly that. We moved through it pretty quickly. I planned it into the very beginning of the year, and after that, moved into "The Story of the World" series alongside my older daughter. This was a perfect way to begin: we made a clothesline timeline with photos of our past, and we learned about the history of toys and holidays and other fun things. This book is super cute, affordable, quick but thorough, and we really liked it
My son's FAVORITE part of the curriculum! He thinks Bede is so silly and cute, and I love the easy to grasp intro to what history is!
Just a warning to Catholics on page #63 the book talks about Martin Luther and how he helped "fix the church". I still think the book is worth using and has a lot of fun activities we will just be skipping this section.