Disclosure: I received this complimentary product through the Homeschool Review Crew.
I have had the opportunity to review Famous Men of Greece from Memoria Press over the last few weeks. I was given the textbook, student guide, teacher guide, and flashcards. I was happy to check it out because it tied in nicely to the era in history that I have been covering with my elementary and middle school students.
What is Famous Men of Greece?
Famous Men of Greece is a history program designed primarily for middle school-aged students. The program includes a student textbook broken down into sections focusing on different men from Greece. For example, it covers Socrates, Philip of Macedonia, Alexander the Great, and Aristotle.
It also covers the Gods of Greece and the Fall of Greece.
There are many pictures throughout the book, which help keep it exciting and engaging for students.
The book is 126 pages long, including the table of contents and a pronunciation guide at the end of the book.
The set also includes a student guide which is a workbook that accompanies the text.
Each lesson includes vocabulary, facts to know, and comprehension questions. There are also additional activities that often involve mapping or timelines.
The teacher’s manual includes an answer key for the student guide and tests and a final exam.
Finally, the set includes a nice pack of flashcards. These flashcards can be a great way to review the material, and you can use them as traditional flashcards or create a game to help make studying more fun.
How Would We Use Famous Men of Greece?
Famous Men of Greece is a very classical style product. Since our family leans towards a more Charlotte Mason style approach, we would adapt our learning. The textbook is written in an exciting story-style fashion that works well for classical and charlotte mason style families.
In our family, we do not use a lot of workbooks for history, especially before high school. However, using the comprehension questions as discussion starters could be a great resource. We would read the section in the textbook together and then discuss the vocabulary and comprehension questions.
Who Would Benefit From Famous Men of Greece?
I think that the Famous Men of Greece would be great for middle grades students who like using a classical or traditional approach. It is also a good resource for adapting to families that enjoy a Charlotte Mason style approach.
The program could also be a part of a high school curriculum, particularly for a student that did not have a strong history background.