Welcome back! Our first review of the new Crew year - and one of our favorite companies! For The Temple from Heirloom Audio is a fully dramatized audio adventure.
This 2 CD set is 2 1/2 hours of action-packed excitement, set in the days of Roman occupation of Israel around AD 70. Heirloom Audio has a star-studded cast of voices including, Brian Blessed, Chris Larkin, George Blagden and more! In addition, we were sent a 51 page downloadable Study Guide to go along with the audio.
We love taking our learning on the go with us in the van. This audio was a HUGE hit! Our protagonist, named John, is a courageous young man that must face deadly difficulties and heart wrenching decisions as he defends the Jewish temple. He must leave his family and finance to face his fears.
This story is part of The Extraordinary Adventure of G.A. Henty series. G.A. Henty was a prolific author. He combines historical events with fictional characters. His books have been a big hit with my boys, and his characters exhibit strong character traits, true heroes for our children to look up to.
In For the Temple, we listen as John learns what is worth fighting for. Historical figures like Nero, Josephus and Vespasian are interwoven into his story. John encounters Jesus through his early followers. You will get an up-close view of this time period as you listen. John must use his courage and cunning to protect the Temple, but he learns that the threats are not only from the Romans. Themes of courage, friendship, duty and love are brought to life by the characters.
This story kept all of us on the edge of our seats, and we may have actually spent time simply sitting in the van...just to listen! These audios are professionally produced, the sound effects make the story come to life.
In addition, we were sent a 51 page downloadable Study Guide to go along with the audio.The PDF Study Guide makes this listening adventure a learning adventure too!
Each listening section of the audio has 3 types of questions you can use:
- Listening Well - Comprehension style questions to make sure they are understanding what they hear.
- Thinking Further - Questions that make your child think deeper by doing additional research, discovering maps or even using the Bible to answer questions.
- Defining Words - vocabulary and important words to know.
Throughout the Study Guide - sidebars with interesting figures, art, maps and historical importance are highlighted. Background information is included to make sure your child understands the historical setting. Additional Reading Suggestions are included for your older students.
I love how Heirloom Audio takes us back in time, to truly experience events that change history.
These audios are family favorites and we highly recommend them.
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- The Cat of Bubastes - Ancient Egypt
- In the Reign of Terror - the French Revolution
- Captain Baley's Heir - American West
- Wulf the Saxon - The Batlle of Hastings
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