Asia: Its People and History, by Bonnie Rose Hudson, is a wonderful 16-week study focusing on 6 different countries throughout Asia from a biblical worldview. Countries included in this study are Laos, Bangladesh, Nepal, China, Iran, and Vietnam. This book is not meant to be an exhaustive study of Asia, but instead is a means of introducing students to Asian countries and the histories of their peoples. More than just a book of facts and figures about each country, this book features engaging stories, maps, activities, and discussion questions that give students an idea of what life is really like in these various countries. The study emphasizes the often harsh environments of the people currently living within these countries, and how we, as Christians, can pray for them.
Although the study is designed to be completed over a period of 16 weeks, it is easily customizable, allowing you to work through it with students at a pace that suits your situation best. Younger students can work through it at the pace intended, while older students might be able to complete it in a shorter time period. The study is easy to expand upon as well, with the addition of extra reference material, for those who might want a more in-depth course. Bonus content, including copywork and puzzles, is also available from the author’s website for extra activities. The study would work well with any teaching method, and would especially appeal to those who teach unit-study style.
My boys and I have thoroughly enjoyed this study. We used it in conjunction with other reference materials and notebooking pages, just to add a bit more facts about each country to the study (because they wanted more!) Both children asked to do this study each day and were excited by the stories we read together. The discussion questions based on the stories were particularly thought-provoking for them, allowing them to consider the events in the stories, and how they would respond in similar situations. Above all, I think this study has helped my boys see the difficulties faced by Christians throughout Asia, how we need to pray for their struggles, and in contrast, how blessed we are to have the freedom to serve Jesus in our own country.
Where To Get It
- The Schoolhouse Store (click the graphic to the right and use the code for 25% off now through March 15!)
- Amazon You can also view Author Bonnie Rose Hudson’s author page on Amazon HERE.
- SmashWords (SmashWords supports Amazon Kindle, B & N Nook, iBooks, and Sony reader)
I am also pleased to offer you all a chance to WIN one of two PDF copies of the book! Just click the graphic below for your chance to win. Giveaway ends March 5th.
About the Author:
Bonnie Rose Hudson lives in central Pennsylvania. Along with spending time with her family and writing, making kids smile is her favorite thing to do. Her heart’s desire is for every child to feel the love of God and know how special they are to Him. She loves creating curriculum as a member of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine’s Star Contributors Team. She works with both SchoolhouseTeachers.com (http://schoolhouseteachers.com) and The Old Schoolhouse Magazine® as an editorial assistant. At TOS, she found a place where her love of God and history combine with her love of writing to bring encouraging, educational, and entertaining material to students and their families.
She would love for you to stop by and meet the star of her children’s series at Exploring with Jake (http://writebonnierose.wordpress.com/), look through the 10/40 window of the world and join others in prayer at Looking Out the 10/40 Window (http://lookingoutthe1040window.wordpress.com/) , or stop by her author’s blog WriteBonnieRose.com (http://writebonnierose.com) for fun printables and discover how you can write for the homeschool market.