Heirloom Audio Adventures for Homeschool History

Do you use audio books in your home? Have you considered the possible benefits to you and your child? Audio books have the ability to enhance the storytelling experience for those who use them.

Heirloom Audio Adventures for Homeschool History from Starts At Eight

I have found a family friendly audio adventure that will excite you and your children alike! This new Christian Audio Series from the former sound designers of Adventures in Odyssey is sure to add some excitement to your homeschool. Audio Adventures from Heirloom Audio are fast moving audio dramas designed to teach Christian history in a very fun and engaging way.

{Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Heirloom Audio. I received a copy of the audio adventures and was compensated for my time in writing this. My opinions are my own, honest opinions. Please see my full Disclosure Policy for more details.}

About Audio Adventures

Audio Adventures are fast action (acted) adventures that are designed for kids ages 6-16. They feature high energy audio with multi-dimensional sound that bring stories about great Christian heroes alive right in your home (or car).

Audio Adventures

Audio Adventures Collage

  1. The Dragon and the Raven – The Danes have swept over every kingdom in England, laying waste to everything in their path. Join Edmund and the one man who is willing to stand against the invaders – the young King Alfred of Wessex. From standing in the shield-wall to sailing on the whale-road, Alfred and Edmund realize the nation’s only hope is to turn back to the God they have abandoned. Can the two young warriors turn the tide of the war and save their world?
  2. With Lee in Virginia – Fifteen-year old Vincent Wingfield finds himself in a thrilling adventure when he joins the cavalry of the Army of Northern Virginia. He is soon fighting alongside many of the most famous Confederate generals, including Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson and Robert E. Lee. General Lee’s steadfast sense of duty and his dauntless devotion to God inspire Vincent to take a stand for his country and his fellow man that could save his life.
  3. In Freedom’s Cause – Can one mans faith and vision inspire a group of farmers, shepherds, and merchants to defeat the mightiest military force on the planet? William Wallace, by his undaunted courage and strength of character, forever changed the history of Scotland. His stand against oppression – despite overwhelming odds – inspired the heroic leader who will eventually gain Scotland’s freedom, King Robert the Bruce. The source of Wallace’s fire was his faith in God. Join an all-star cast in this epic tale of freedom.
  4. Under Drake’s Flag – Ned Hawkshaw is about to take the greatest adventure a boy could ever imagine… with one of the most celebrated heroes in history – Sir Francis Drake! Ned fights off a shark attack, survives a shipwreck, engages in fierce battles on sea and land, and comes face to face with the Spanish Inquisition. Experience the swashbuckling tale that pits faith against fear, and helps Ned grow from a boy into a man.
  5. Beric the Briton – This tale of the Roman invasion of ancient Britannia remains one of G.A. Henty’s most popular novels of all time. Join Beric and his best friend Bodouc as they live the adventure of a lifetime – captured by the Romans, trained as gladiators, and placed in the service of Emperor Nero himself! When the story of a mysterious “Christus” begins to circulate the Roman Empire, Beric and Bodouc are forced to confront their pagan past. Will the two young prisoners be able to overcome their thirst for revenge and discover the source of true forgiveness?

Fun and Educational!

You can enjoy these action packed stories together or have your child listen to them on their own.

For kids that want to “read along” there are e-book versions made available to you!

PLUS there are FREE Study Guides to go along with each Audio Adventure.

Audio Adventures Study Guide Sample

The Study Guides Include:

  • A character/cast list
  • Introduction to the story
  • Listening Well comprehension questions
  • Thinking Further questions that go a little deeper
  • Defining Words list of vocabulary

** Please note that the Listening Well, Thinking Further, and Defining Words portions are broken down into sections that correspond with the tracks on the disc and noted clearly on the top for your ease of use!

Benefits of Audio Adventures

  • Engaging audio content
  • Action packed stories to listen to at home or on the go in the car
  • Historically based stories
  • Character based stories feature Christian heroes and promote character traits such as courage, faith, and commitment
  • Teach strong moral values and biblical decision-making
  • Support vocabulary, comprehension and fluency

Suggestions for Using Audio Adventures

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While there are many ways these engaging Audio Adventures can be used in your home, here are two distinct ways to use them:

  1. Taking a trip in the car? Use these Audio Adventures to pass the time in a fun and exciting way! The whole family can listen, enjoy, and discuss along the way!
  2. Engaging Homeschool History  – Because Audio Adventures has not only the engaging audio content, but the corresponding ebook and Study Guide, you can easily use this in your homeschool! AND here’s a thought… you could even assign it independently for your children to listen to while you get a little break! Plus you can extend each study with more reading and reserach on the event/time period of the story.

Connect with Heirloom Audio

Learn more about Heirloom Audio and these exciting adventures on their website, Heirloom Audio.

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