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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Heroes of History: William Penn ~ a TOS review


I know you probably already know that our family loves to read, but I am going to tell you again because reading is fundamental. After science, History is my favorite subject. We use a literature based curriculum so we get to read a lot. I love adding  Christian biographies to our daily studies so I was excited to review Heroes of History- William Penn, one of the books in the Heroes of History: William Penn from YWAM Publishing. We also received a Study Guide to use with our book. Learning through living books makes learning more memorable for all of us so I was especially excited to be able to study about William Penn in depth.



YWAM, who? I know that’s probably what you're thinking. YWAM Publishing is the publishing division to the Youth With A Mission organization and is headquartered in Seattle, WA. Their mission is to provide quality Christian materials to help fund children and adults around the world through vital missions programs. We received a physical copy of the book and a PDF copy of the study guide for the purpose of this review. I should note the book is available in either paperback, Kindle or Nook version, eBook, or audio book in MP3 or CD formats for just $7.50. 



We are just finishing up the our history study on colonial history and one of the topics McKenzie and I studied was on a true Heroes of History, William Penn. We received a paperback copy of the book and a PDF copy of the study guide for the purpose of this review.



The study guide that correlates with the book is a gem and retails for just $5.49! It is choke full of activities and projects including:

Student Explorations ~ essay writing, creative writing, hands-on projects, audio/visual projects, arts/crafts

Social Studies ~ reproducible maps, geography, terms/vocabulary, journey tracking, critical thinking

Bible Study ~ scripture memorization, devotional application, spiritual concepts

Community Links ~ meaningful field trips, guest speaker ideas, service projects

Related Themes to Explore ~ missions, current events, life skills, math, government, science

Bibliography or Related Resources ~ books, movies, documentaries, magazine articles, websites

Culminating Event ~ project displays, cultural food, music, and activities, oral presentations


Designed for both individual or group learning this study guide is suitable for many grade/age levels and a wide variety of learning styles because of the many different types of projects and activities offered. It includes many projects and writing assignments to keep you busy and engaged with what you are learning. There is so much in this guide for all ages including:

~ Creative writing prompts 
~ Dramas 
~ Reading comprehension questions 
~ Essay writing assignments
~ Geography 
~ Timeline project 
~ Movie critiquing 
~ Hands on projects, audio visual projects, arts & crafts projects
~ Games 
~ Many additional resource ideas


McKenzie and I were able to fit in reading while we were on the go, so either at the ball field or while driving. Just to be clear, she would read aloud to me as I drove, not me reading while driving. When she got stumped on a word, I would have her spell it or try to sound it out. We would then go over the discussion questions out loud for what we had just read. Overall, we have love this product and company! Finding quality literature is sometimes hard, but you can always count on YWAM Publishing to provide quality historical biographies you will want to read in your homeschool.

Study Guides - Christian Heroes Then & Now & Heroes of History {YWAM Publishing Reviews}

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 Christian Heroes- C.S. Lewis 
Christian Heroes- Gladys Aylward 
Christian Heroes- Jacob DeShazer 
Christian Heroes- Corrie ten Boom 
Christian Heroes- Amy Carmichael 
Heroes of History- Christopher Columbus 
Heroes of History- William Bradford 
Heroes of History- Captain John Smith 
Heroes of History- William Penn 
Heroes of History- Benjamin Franklin 
Heroes of History- George Washington 
Heroes of History- John Adams 
Heroes of History- Meriwether Lewis 
Heroes of History- Daniel Boone 
Heroes of History- Davy Crockett 
Heroes of History- Abraham Lincoln 
Heroes of History- Harriet Tubman 
Heroes of History- Clara Barton
 Heroes of History- Thomas Edison 
Heroes of History- Theodore Roosevelt 
Heroes of History- Milton Hershey 
Heroes of History- George Washington Carver 
Heroes of History- Laura Ingalls Wilder 
Heroes of History- Orville Wright 
Heroes of History- Douglas MacArthur
 Heroes of History- Alan Shepherd 
Heroes of History- Ronald Reagan 
Heroes of History-Billy Graham 
Heroes of History- Louis Zamperini 
Heroes of History- Ben Carson

Study Guides - Christian Heroes Then & Now & Heroes of History {YWAM Publishing Reviews}

Company ~ YWAM Publishing 
 Product ~ Heroes of History; Heroes of History- William Penn 
 Format ~ paperback book and PDF study guide 
 Ages ~ elementary


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