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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Classical history with The Book of the Ancient Romans from Memoria Press ~ a TOS review

Classical history with The Book of the Ancient Romans from Memoria Press Disclaimer: I received a Complimentary copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC Regulations.  
 Hey there friend! If you are a long-time reader you know that we follow the classical method to homeschooling. As Classical homeschoolers we are no stranger to the high-quality curriculum that Memoria Press produces. In fact, we use quite a bit of Memoria Press curriculum in our yearly studies already. We love Memoria Press so I was thrilled to be able to use The Book of the Ancient Romans with McKenzie as we finish out our study of Ancient Rome. Memoria Press  
If you are new to homeschooling, Memoria Press (MP) is a family-run publishing company founded by Cheryl Lowe in 1994. The company creates simple, easy-to-use classical Christian education curriculum for home and private schools all over the world. Memoria Press's produces many popular Latin, logic, literature, and classical studies courses for children in PreK-12th grade. Their products are written and field-tested with the students who attend the highly acclaimed Highlands Latin School. We were blessed to receive the Ancient Romans set from Memoria Press for review.


History is an important component to our homeschool studies. After all, you learn to not repeat past mistakes when you learn the history of the past. The Book of the Ancient Romans set is a wonderful history book that was written for middle schoolers in the 1920’s by Dorothy Mills. Memoria Press has brought this book back into publication and has added in illustrations to make the story come alive. Memoria Press has made study guides to accompany this year year study all about the ancient romans. 
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The set comes with a reader, a student guide, and a teacher guide. With 26 weekly lessons and midterm and final exam reviews you will find a comprehensive study on classical historians such as Herodotus and Cicero. Each lesson in the student guide is set up with the same four-part format that includes:

I. Facts to know 
 II. Vocabulary 
 III. Comprehension questions 
 IV. Enrichment activities 
  Since we begin towards the end of our school year I had McKenzie, my rising 7th grader, help me find the spot where to start. We checked the book and found that she could start at Lesson 18 which tells about Roman education. I did however have her fill out the midterm review before going on to Lesson 18 just to make sure we were good with prior knowledge.
 McKenzie and I really liked this curriculum and the format of the Student Guide. On Sunday evenings during my planning time, I would schedule out the reading over the course of 3 days, Tuesday-Thursday. We spent Monday’s going over the Facts to Know, Reading Notes, and Vocabulary. Many times, on Friday’s we choose to do an oral review of the Comprehension Questions because of scheduling and time restraints, but it seems to be working for us and her retention of the material is great.
If you are looking to teach classical history, then The Book of the Ancient Romans from Memoria Press is a great place to check into. McKenzie is currently working through Lesson 22 on Rome in the Age of Trajan and Under the Antonines which will have us completing this study of Ancient Roman history at the end of May when our school year is complete. Memoria Press  
When people ask for my recommendation of curriculum products, Memoria Press is always at the top of my list to recommend. Be sure to check out what my CrewMates thought of this product and the following products that were also reviewed by clicking the banner below. Prima Latina, Latina Christiana,  First Form Latin,  Memoria Math Challenge,   Famous Men of Rome,  Famous Men of Greece,  The Book of the Ancient Greeks Classical Christian Education 
 Company ~ Memoria Press  
Format ~ hard copy  
Price~ $56.40 
Ages~ 7th-8th gradeMemoria Press  

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