Shortly thereafter, we received our review materials - a text, a Student Guide, a Teacher Guide, and flashcards.
- Facts to Know, which names and defines essential people, places and concepts and, sometimes, lists famous quotes, too
- Vocabulary, which presents a short list of terms that students will come across in their reading and can note the definitions of
- Comprehension Questions, which ask for straightforward information from the chapter
- Activities, which are primarily mapwork
At the end of the Student Guide there are also pages for Greek Gods and Their Roman names, notable quotes, timelining, drill questions, and maps. Correcting and reviewing the Student Guide is made super simple with the Teacher Guide, which is almost identical to the student workbook, but has the answers typed in the blanks and includes the addition of seven tests, a final exam, and keys for all tests and exams.
The flashcards are well-constructed, traditional cards that can help students with memory and drill work.
How Did We Use Famous Men of Greece?
What Does My Son Have to Say about Famous Men of Greece?
The Famous Men of Greece is a fun-to-read, independent learning material set. The way it works is that you read a chapter or so of the book and, then, answer questions about what you read.Considering my son has picked the text up since I had him give his review thoughts, I would say the materials are a success here.
I like the reading part, but the workbook gets a bit old. It is a lot of writing, which gets repetitive. It does make sure you know what you're reading through. I plan to finish the book and parts of the workbook. I would recommend this to students who like Ancient History or traditional schoolwork and who are in fifth through seventh grades.
Would I Recommend This Classical History Resource?Since Memoria Press offers classical homeschooling materials, if your family follows a classical approach, the Famous Men of Greece set will fit right into your homeschool. The materials, in my opinion, would also be fully appreciated by traditionally-minded homeschoolers who benefit from straightforward, open-and-go, read-and-respond-to-prompts type materials and those who have children that want to move forward with learning independently off screens.
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