- Cathy Duffy Reviews (June 2013)
- The Ramblings of the Blonde Mother Bear by Tara (May 21, 2013)
- Get Along Home by Cindy (August 29, 2012)
- Mom’s Mustard Seeds by Rebecca (August 16, 2012)
- Visionary Womanhood by Natalie (August 1, 2012)
- Amy in California posted a product review and sponsored a giveaway by over 17 vendors, including Timeline of Classics! Don’t miss this opportunity to win over $700 worth of curriculum and products during Amy’s Blog-Hop Giveaway (July 30 - August 13, 2012)
- Kathy at Kathy’s Cluttered Mind (July 7, 2012)
- Amanda at The Pelser’s (July 2, 2012)
- Jenny in South Carolina, a second-generation homeschooler, has posted a review and sponsored a giveaway of Timeline of Classics! Please visit Jenny’s blog to read our full review; to be encouraged by a true Titus 2 mom; and to learn more about the newly released book co-authored by Jenny and twelve other amazing women: http://www.amothersheritage.com/
- Erica in Kentucky posted a raving product review for Timeline of Classics in May 2012! Visit her at: Supermom’s Homeschool Blog:
“There is an awesome new resource available to homeschoolers that pretty much every home educating family should get their hands on: Timeline of Classics. Gail Ledbetter put together this simple and ingenious resource, and you are going to love it!
This simple book packs a powerful punch for the homeschool families that utilize great literature (as well as audios and film) in their educational approach. If you use Sonlight, Classical Conversations, Ambleside Online, KONOS, a Thomas Jefferson Education, Charlotte Mason, Tapestry of Grace, Winter’s Promise, etc. YOU WILL LOVE THIS...
Absolutely, positively, this is a fresh book that is destined to become a beloved classic by homeschool families everywhere. You will want to have this resource on your shelves and your desk from the time your little ones start homeschooling, all the way through college courses. It’s ‘that’ complete and ‘that’ good...
Timeline of Classics is available both in a sturdy print version, a CD version, and an ebook version, depending on your needs. All versions are priced extremely reasonably, particularly for such a powerful resource that you will get so much mileage out of!”
- Cindy West of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, LLC, did a product review for our curriculum guide in January 2012. Her comments describe the first edition of this resource (then titled Unveiling Heart and Soul: A Portable Timeline of Resources for Learning The History of Mankind).
The review is listed under the History category as well as the category for Literature on The Old Schoolhouse Magazine website:
Here is some of what Cindy had to say:
“As a classically Charlotte Mason homeschooler, I have an interest in teaching history chronologically using really great historical fiction. Over the years, I have spent countless hours searching for the “best of the best” literature to include in our studies. I’ve often come across nice lists of literature for certain time periods, but I’ve never found anything that’s comprehensive without being overwhelming.
Timeline of Classics (originally titled: Unveiling Heart and Soul) is a literature list that is both comprehensive and succinct. It includes tried-and-true reading suggestions for just about every era or major event from Creation through the present. However, while you still have a few choices within most topics, the list is limited to only the author’s top picks. You won’t feel like you have to narrow down a giant list of possibilities. If you trust the author’s opinion, she’s done the legwork for you.
I have enjoyed the complete timeline included in each list as much as I’ve enjoyed the literature suggestions. Whether I’m creating my own unit study or using a prepared curriculum, the timeline has helped me cover all the must-teach topics -- and know exactly when to include them!
My children and I have been diligently using the Medieval list this year. I have felt such a burden removed from my planning time! I simply browse through the choices, type a short list into my library’s search engine, and I’m ready to roll. Hours and hours of planning time have been saved -- and for that I am very, very grateful!”
Product review by Cindy West, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, LLC, January 2012
- The following impressions come from moms currently using our chronological book list:
- “It’s a guide that goes through the world timeline and matches that with classic literature, historical biographies, quality plays and movies. It is a wealth of information, and I have never seen anything so comprehensive. She (Gail) suggests on her blog that it would work well with resources that are utilized in Charlotte Mason and Sonlight, but I also think it would work so well with the Veritas cards that we (Classical Conversations) use. I know I am often scouring the library for suitable resources to supplement the historical time period we are working on, but am not always sure with a quick glance which books, etc. are high quality or just a waste of time. And how wonderful it would be to see which classic literature was written during that timeframe, and the influence that history had on that particular author!” -- Rebecca in NC
- “Can I just say what a MASTERPIECE this guide is? Gail has worked tirelessly and (as she says) obsessively to put this amazing timeline together. I would highly recommend it to everyone no matter what the age your children or which homeschool style you prefer. If I had to put one history resource on the shelf of every homeschooler, THIS would be it. Not kidding. You will love it. And most importantly, use it.” -- Jill in NC
“I had the privilege of seeing this up close at the ACCHE curriculum sale -- I was truly impressed! This would be a WONDERFUL resource for anyone using a literature-based approach to history...or anyone who wants to add excellent reading to a history text. It was very nicely done. I am recommending it specifically to my friends who use Tapestry of Grace and My Father’s World curriculum.”
-- Christy in NC