I am very excited to be a part of the book launch team for “Asia: Its People And History“, for a variety of reasons.
The author, Bonnie Rose, is part of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine family, serving as a member of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine’s Star Contributors Team, creating material for SchoolhouseTeachers.com, and working as an editorial assistant for The Old Schoolhouse Magazine®. You all know how much I love being part of The Old Schoolhouse Family as a Review Crew member, so it’s very special to me, being included as part of the launch team for a book written by one of our own! 🙂
So . . . you may be wondering, just what is this book, anyway? Well, it’s a curriculum, but I find it to be more than that, personally.
Welcome to Asia: Its People and History! Is the land of Asia a mystery to your kids? Do they know who lives there? Do they know how to pray for them? Asia is home to more than fifty countries and territories and roughly three-fifths of the world’s population. Could you use some help introducing your family to this vast land? This sixteen-week course presents a brief picture of six nations. It is by no means all encompassing. Its purpose is to introduce your students to the people of Asia, share their stories, and spark curiosity.
I pray that the course does much more than that, however. I pray that through meeting just a few of our brothers and sisters who live in cities and villages with names that are hard to pronounce that your children feel more connected with those who are suffering for their faith in Christ. Through stories and activities, we’ll meet the people of Laos, Bangladesh, Nepal, China, Iran, and Vietnam. We’ll get to know the children of these lands and hear about their experiences. Most of all, we’ll pray for them and their families. Won’t you join us?
Here is a lovely video trailer that you can watch about this book:
Asia: Its People And History covers these six countries in 16 weeks . . . Laos, Bangladesh, Nepal, China, Iran and Viet Nam. I most especially wanted to go through this book because I happen to have family who are missionaries to one of these countries, so my children (and I!) wanted to learn more about it.
Each country in the book covers weeks. We begin with week one: Story with discussion questions. Then, in week two, we have Let’s Talk About (that week’s country), Part One, week three: Story with discussion questions, wrapping up in week four with Story with discussion questions. This format is used for each of the six countries in the book.
I am happy to tell you that the author, Bonnie Rose, has provided bonus content absolutely free, that you can download here. This includes the following:
History and Geography-themed copy work (three handwriting styles)
Facts about Bangladesh
Facts about China
Facts about Iran
Facts about Laos
Facts about Nepal
Facts about Vietnam
Asia Nations and Capitals Word Puzzle-enjoy a fun decoding activity to decipher the six nations we are studying.
Letter Scramble-Central and South Asia
Letter Scramble-East and Southeast Asia
Letter Scramble-Middle East
I think my family is going to really enjoy going through this book more fully, now that this short review/launch period is completed!
Paperback available from Amazon.com coming soon in
full color and black-and-white versions.
Kindle version available from Amazon.com.
Ebook available from The Old Schoolhouse Magazine.
Kindle, Nook, iBookstore, and Sony eReader versions available from Smashwords.com.
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