My high schooler is using The Wars of the Jews set from Memoria Press as part of her Christian history studies. Memoria Press is a company our family has used products from almost since the start of our homeschooling journey. I love the Christian worldview and the way the materials are laid out along with the classical education perspective.
Memoria Press is a family-run business that was founded in 1994 by Cheryl Lowe. According to its website, Memoria Press strives “to help promote and transmit the classical heritage of the Christian West through an emphasis on the liberal arts and the great works of the Western tradition. Memoria Press has developed a K-12 classical curriculum at Highlands Latin School in Louisville, Kentucky, where its popular Latin, logic, and classical studies courses are written and field-tested.”
As a mother, I love the concept of classical education and love my children gaining a Biblical worldview, so The Wars of the Jews set from Memoria Press fits our family’s needs perfectly. The set includes a Teacher’s Guide, a Student Guide along with the reader. Because we were approaching our move from our normal school year schedule to our lighter summer schedule, this set was perfect for our sixteen-year-old daughter. The set is meant to be used over the course of several months. Our daughter worked on the course about three days a week for around an hour a day.
The Student Reader provides the basis for the course. This softcover book includes 10 chapters about the Fall of Jerusalem based on the words of Josephus. I love the size and type of font used in the reader because it makes it easy to read. The inclusion of maps, photographs, and other graphics helped keep our family’s interest.
The Student Guide includes vocabulary and comprehension questions along with facts to know as well as a review at the end of the workbook. All of these items help to reinforce what the student is reading and learning about the time. My daughter and I found the questions to be relevant and fairly straightforward to answer.
The Teacher Guide includes the answers to all the questions contained in the Student Guide along with a test for the end of the course and its answers. I love how the pages in the Teacher’s Guide display exactly what the student will see in their Student Guide with only the addition of the answers to the questions.
I have to say our family was very pleased with this set and enjoyed what we were reading and learning about each day. I would definitely recommend checking this course out for yourself.
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- Poetry, Prose & Drama: The Old English & Medieval Periods Set
- Classical Composition I: Fable Set and Classical Composition II: Narrative Set
- Second Form Latin
- The Book of Trees
- First Form Greek
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