I have been so excited to be able to use:
BEGINNER’S AMERICAN HISTORY
D. H. MONTGOMERY
AUTHOR OF THE LEADING FACTS OF HISTORY SERIES
PUBLISHED BY GINN & COMPANY
This book is so well written and is a very easy to use with young children. There is far more factual and story detail than I have found in most children’s History books and it is written in a very friendly style with great pictures and maps in between. It doesn’t trivialise history like many modern Children’s History books – and the illustrations are realistic and helpful. It has been perfect for my 5 and 8 years olds and even my little ones enjoy listening.
Find it on Gutenberg under Children’s Bookshelves. Here is the direct link to the HTML version.
Reprints are also available on Amazon.com.
Although I think the author refers to evolution in some of his other History books, I haven’t found any evolution in this book as its focus is modern American History. Also, because of the times he lived in, he does speak largely from a Christian worldview.
Another online free History book we are starting to use is:
YOUNG FOLKS’ HISTORY OF ENGLAND
by CHARLOTTE M. YONGE
Again I find the writing meaningful and less immersed in an incorrect worldview than many modern History books.
I have printed these books and plan to have them spiral bound and we are using them in our homeschool.
They are great resources!
“The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.” Proverbs 18 v 15