Heroes of History Series - Thomas Edison ~ REVIEW

Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.

Guess what?  I have a new addition to our Heroes of History series from  YWAM Publishing, we received the book on Thomas Edison.  I have been thrilled with every single book we have ever read from them.  We have books from their Christian Heroes: Then and Now series too.  We have always enjoyed unit study lessons and whenever we can add real living books and Biographies we jump at the chance.
YWAM Publishing offers so many amazing quality biographies and unit studies on Christian Heroes and Heroes from History. 

Christian Heroes: Then and Now
Betty Green, C.S. Lewis, David Livingstone, Lottie Moon, Gladys Aylward, Jacob DeShazer, Isobel Kuhn, Eric Liddell and many more.

Heroes of History
Christopher Columbus, William Bradford, Captain John Smith, William Penn, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, John Adams, Meriwether Lewis, George Washington Carver, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Harriet Tubman, Douglas MacArthur and so many more!

What I love about these books and study guides is the ability to really make these our own.  Having a child on the spectrum I am used to customizing and supplementing our curriculum.  The study guides are filled with comprehension questions, geography/maps, research topics, timeline, hands-on projects, art, writing and more included in these study guides. 

The Study Guide was easy to retrieve digitally, it was simple and easy to follow along while reading the book and most importantly for me it was well organized and the layout was neat.  I thought it was great that there is a thorough explanation of how to use the Guide in a Classroom, Group or Homeschool setting.  The needs and opportunities for the children in these three settings are all so different.  So, it was nice to see that they were each given great thought on how to successfully use this guide and book.

So, let's talk about the book...we have studied many articles and books on Thomas Edison.  This book takes you all the way back to his curious childhood days.  We learned that he was called by a nickname from his middle name Alva.  We had not heard that before, so that was interesting.  Kaden's favorite thing though was learning about Morse Code.  We played around with that for days.
Another interesting thing was a specific part in the book when he needed to cash a check at the bank.  He had always been paid in cash, so this was new to him.  The secretary helped him sign the back and cash it.  Kaden looked at me and asked me, "did they not just have direct deposit back then?"  We got a huge laugh from that one. :)

I don't want to ruin the reading experience for you, but I will say we were touched to read his experiences and trials that gave him the strength to endure and literally surpass what others thought was his potential growing up.  Very encouraging to read and makes me love this series that much more.  

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