|All Through the Ages is unique because of its comprehensiveness and organization. It is a compilation of listings of over 7000 quality historical narratives, historical fiction, “living books”, and worthy literature, briefly annotated, from these well-known and respected sources:
Answers in Genesis
The book is organized into two sections: a Chronological History section, and a Geographical History section. The Chronological History section covers both world and American history from Creation through the year 2000, divided into 25 distinct historical eras:
Overview of Western Civilization; Creation & the pre-Diluvian World
World History is not abandoned with the rise of the American nation. A separate subsection titled World Events is included at the end of every American History section, beginning with New World Colonization through the Modern Era.The Geographical History portion of the guide covers World History by region rather than by time period. All seven of the continents are represented, as well as island groups such as Polynesia and Indonesia, in 27 sections. Many of the books from the Chronological History section are included, and others in addition deal with the culture and geography of that particular region.
However, it is its organization that makes All Through the Ages truly invaluable. Every division throughout the book, whether by time period such as Ancient Greece, or a World Events subsection, or a Geographical region such as Africa, is further subdivided into 4 reading levels:
1-3 for beginning readers in 1st through 3rd grades;
Each reading level is further subdivided, for every booklist for every era, geographical region, or World Events sublisting:
Overview of the era; narratives which can be used as a base for further studies;
No matter where a family is in their World and American History studies, no matter what varying grade levels are represented in that family, All Through the Ages lists the good “living books” and great literature to choose from, from picture books and beginning readers all the way through the Great Books of Western Civilization.
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