Posts Tagged ‘Bauer’
  • So.....sorry for the long absence.  It's been a busy couple of months for this little pilgrim.  And wow, do  I have a lot to catch up on!  The first thing I want to do is finish writing up my notes and thoughts on my ancient history reading.  So, following is part two of my notes from The History of the Ancient World, covering the remainder of Mesopotamian history before Epoch 2 and the call of Abraham around 2000 BC: After Sargon's death, his son Manishtushu reigned.  He loved war, ju... more »
  • [caption id="attachment_171" align="alignleft" width="153" caption="Sargon, creator of the first empire"][/caption] I took a lot of notes when I read through Susan Wise Bauer's book, The History of the Ancient World (HOTAW), and I am revisiting them as my little ancient history book club goes chronologically through other sources of ancient history and literature.  First I am focusing on Mesopotamia up to the year 2000 BC; this time period is covered in HOTAW in chapters 1-3, 7-8, 10, 12-13,... more »
  • My review of The History of the Ancient World by Susan Wise Bauer Completed September, 2010 This book took me quite a while to get through, but reading it was most definitely worth the time spent. Bauer is skilled at turning the facts of history into a compelling story. It is very easy to get bogged down in ancient history, with the rises and falls of kings and empires that seem to rarely learn from each other but rather get stuck on repeat. Truly there is nothing new under the sun. ... more »
  • We completed several read-alouds on Greece and Rome with the girls from September - January.  Some of these books were read aloud to the girls at the dinner table; some of them were read by my first grader independently and then I had her give me a summary narration at the end of each chapter she read.  RA stands for read-aloud, IR stands for independent reading.  I was hoping to get through more than this but we got behind during the holidays and then never really caught up.  Here is what w... more »
  • I am on a mission to give myself a classical education.  I'm chronologically working my way through written history, starting at the very beginning in ancient Mesopotamia.  I am hoping to make it to modern history by the time my oldest daughter is in high school so we can actually have intelligent conversations about the "great books" that she will be reading by then.  That gives me less than eight years to read through approximately 5,000 years of history and literature.  :-o The ver... more »