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Heroines of the Past is a 13 week Bible study for girls. It shares stories of women who lived in past times and brings them to life. This book serves not only as a devotional study but also as a history lesson.
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The book Heroines of the Past is a 13 week Bible study for girls. It takes stories of women who lived in past times and brings them to life. This book serves not only as a devotional study but also as a history lesson.
You could very easily use this as a springboard for unit studies. Included in the book are famous women like Florence Nightingale, and many other less known people. Some of the stories are longer and spread over 3 to 4 days of lessons.
I’ve been using this book as a devotional with our 4 girls who are 10, 8, 6 and 5. Every one of them has loved it. The book description does say it’s for girls age 8 and up, however it had no trouble captivating the attention of our children.
Most days they wanted me to keep reading. That’s always a sign of a winning book in our home! The stories are adventurous enough that ds who is almost 4 was also interested. I’ve found some of the story characters popping up in their play as well.
We used the study questions at the end of each lesson and found them thought-provoking. Some of the questions like “What virtue lead the person to do this” are more challenging and led us to longer discussions.
Since our homeschooling style is based on Charlotte Masson teachings, we also narrated the readings. I found this helped with memory and it’s amazing to see what parts come out as the most important to each child.
Some stories might be to heavy for younger children or require some editing as you read aloud. While the author intends this as a girls study, I can see it working just fine for boys or like how we used it with a family study.
The stories are full of bravery and so well written they grab your attention. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a Bible study for their daughters, or as a family study. Selected chapters could also be used as a part of a unit study.