Drawing for free Catholic textbook!

Drawing for free Catholic textbook! June 30, 2013

In honor of the feasts of St. Peter and St. Paul, the Catholic Textbook Project is giving away a free history textbook of your choice.  To enter the drawing, go here and leave a comment.

When we were homeschooling, we did use textbooks, especially for history.  It’s great to read source materials and flesh things out with novels and activities, but nothing can replace a solid, through, well-researched textbook.  I’m not familiar with this company myself, but long-time reader and homeschooler Deirdre Mundy recommends them highly.  Sounds good to me!

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  • DeirdreMundy

    Simcha- Here’s a link to the main page of the project: http://www.catholictextbookproject.com/project/project-main.html

    Basically, these books are designed to teach history through a Catholic perspective. While they don’t gloss over the mistakes that Catholics have made, they frame history as a series of individual choices for virtue or for sin. They also include stories of the saints (so, for instance, when you’re learning about the French Colonies in the Americas, you learn about Isaac Jogues and Kateri Tekakwitha), and they’re written in vibrant language that makes them a fun read.

    They were originally aimed at Catholic schools, but they’ve caught on with homeschoolers too, since textbooks are fun! 🙂

    • Peggy Bowes

      They ARE fun textbooks! I used From Sea to Shining Sea: The Story of America as a history textbook for homeschooling. It was so interesting! I never knew that a Catholic saint (Brendan the Navigator) discovered America centuries before Columbus did. For a long time, St. Brendan’s story was thought to be legend, but a few years ago an enterprising explorer repeated his journey and published it in National Geographic.