Biographies are a staple of our home education. Whether we are studying history, science or character, biographies give insight into the lives of real people who lives worth learning from. We would much rather read an interesting biography than dull text books.
YWAM Publishing is one of our favorite sources for biographies. Over the past few years, my daughter has been enjoying the Christian Heroes missionary series. She likes them so much that she asks for them as gifts at Christmas and birthdays.
I knew that YWAM has a Heroes of History series, and I’m not sure why I never picked any of them up. Back in April, at the 2 to 1 Conference, Dollie at Teachers Of Good Things gave me a copy of George Washington Carver’s Heroes of History biography for my daughter who was traveling with me. I was excited, because I wanted to read some scientist biographies this spring and my daughter was excited to have a new book! She read half of it the first night.
Since then, my daughter has read more of the Heroes of History series. She says the YWAM biographies are different from others. They are written in a very readable style that makes the story interesting for all ages and easy to follow for younger learners. (Although, there is a Heroes of History series for younger readers, as well.) The books often include conversations and dialogue instead of straight documentation of facts, This adds personality and reality to the biographies.
We have not tried them, but YWAM offers study guides and unit study guides for many of their biographies. Check out the Heroes Of History series for yourself!
Have you read anything from the Heroes Of History series? What are your favorites?