Saturday, August 1, 2015

Big Book of History {Master Books review and a special giveaway}

Disclaimer: I was sponsored by Master Books to review their homeschool curriculum and am excited to share my experience as well as an awesome giveaway!  All opinions are mine alone.

I recently had an opportunity to review The Big Book of History: A 15 Foot Fold-Out Time-Line From Creation to Modern Computers and Big Book of History Teacher's Guide from Master Books. I received the panel version, although there is a hard-cover version, as well. You can see the hard cover here. This is a fantastic resource for homeschools, Christian schools or even a children's class in a church setting. This 15 foot time-line is an incredible way to see so many historical facts in relationship to one another. It is recommended for ages 7-12, although that is a general guideline. I can really see it being used by any age, starting at 4 or 5.

Here are a few shots I took to give you a better idea at the colours and photos and size . . .

I didn't actually have a 15-foot wall space available, but this product is versatile and can be used one panel at a time or spread out a few feet at a time. Or it can be spread out in its entirety on a table or on the floor to get the big perspective. This is the most colourful and fact-filled time-line I have ever seen. And since this is a Master Books product, you can guarantee it is from a Creationist perspective.

The Big Book of History is colour-coded in order to help students follow the four main categories of history, which include, Biblical/Christianity, World Events, Inventions/Technology and Civilizations/Empires. This is the way the key looks . . .

I recommend this time-line for any homeschool or Christian school. It is so handy to have for when you are working through a history curriculum or simply reading through a novel with your children that contains dates or facts or discoveries. Pull out the time-line to take a look at what else was going on in the world during that time frame. I have a feeling I won't only be using it during our studies this fall, I can also see my children pulling it out on their own to study and research times and dates and facts for themselves. You can use The Big Book of History along with the homeschool curriculum from Master Books (it is specifically recommended for grade 5) or purchase it alone to use with any curriculum you already use or even just on its own.

You can view a short video here . . .

View a full-colour preview HERE.

Check out all the Master Books Homeschool Curriculum HERE!

Right now Master Books is having a special 26% sale on curriculum sets and FREE SHIPPING on any order over $75. No Code Needed. Offer ends August 31st.

We’re giving away 2 Master Books Gift Cards worth $75 each so you can get whatever curriculum fits your children’s level and interests. Open to USA residents only.  

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Blessings and love. xo


  1. I hope I'm commenting in the right place. The books I would choose are: Science Starters: Elementary General Science & Astronomy (Curriculum Pack).

  2. I would have to get my son Buddy Davis' book, Cool Critters of the Ice Age. He loves Buddy Davis! I am also interested in the Answers for Kids series.

  3. What a great contest! There are so many MasterBooks items that are on my 'list' I am not sure yet what I would choose if I won...

  4. I love Master Books & Answers in Genesis! I would love to check out their Creation lesson plans. They sound really neat!

  5. This is great. I know my kids would like the Big Book of Earth and Sky. Patricia

  6. The Biblical Beginnings Preschool curriculum looks wonderful!
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  7. Love Master Books! Been using their high school science this past year. Purchased Religious Liberty (new one) for this upcoming year. I would get so much from my "wish list" if I won the gift certificate!