Each of the Classical Conversations history card sets include 42 cards (numbered consecutively from 1-168 throughout the series) offering timeline "pegs" on which kids can "hang" more information as they research and learn. Made from sturdy glossy cardstock, every card features a famous full-colorwork of art and title denoting the events covered on one side, and in-depth explanation on the other side. These sets will be reused every four years, so kids are encouraged to memorize titles first, then to familiarize themselves with the explanations on the back.
In the righthand corner of the front of each card, a color and symbol denote the era in which the events or historical figures on that card transpired and/or lived. There are several of these designations, which subdivide the four main eras: Ancient World, Medieval World, New World, and Modern World. On the back left sidebar of each card is a timeline with a mark showing where the information on that card falls. Kids can make timelines on the wall, play games with these cards, use them to facilitate further study, or be used in any way families can come up with to supplement or guide history learning. Christian events and people are emphasized.
The Classical Conversations Ancient World - History Cards begin with an overview of ancient civilizations, Creation and Fall, and the Flood of Noah, and progress all the way to John the Baptist. Many of the events relate to the history of God's covenant people, national Israel, though there are also cards concerning the ancient Americas, Herodotus, the Roman Empire, and many other people and events of importance. Images range from Renaissance-era paintings to Classical statuary, important historical and cultural artifacts, and photographs.
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