About the Study Guides:

At Jim Hodges Audio Books, we realized that there is great value in listening to an unabridged recording of great literature.  That’s why we record the G. A. Henty historical novels!

To a homeschooling family, the value of the books is clear – you learn accurate history, are exposed to incredible vocabulary, travel to virtually every continent, and have outstanding role models of godly young men and women.

But one thing is missing when you listen to an audiobook.  Documentation!

So to provide some documentation of what was learned while listening to a Henty audiobook, we created Study Guides for virtually every recording we’ve done.

Each chapter in each book has its own assignment.  Each assignment includes a vocabulary list of words used in that chapter.  We present the words, not in alphabetical order, but in the order you will hear them.  Instead of providing definitions, we thought you might want the listener to look each word up, or put them in alphabetical order, or write their own definitions based on what they think the word might mean (from context) and then look it up and see how they did.

Each vocabulary list is followed up with questions related to the content of the chapter.  Our goal is to ask at least one question in each of the following categories:  History, Geography, Language, and Character. Additionally, we ask questions about topics referred to or related to that chapter that would require a little investigation outside the text of the book itself. Answers could be found in an encyclopedia or after an online search.

After the questions, we provide suggestions for Activities the listener might do that will reinforce the information in that chapter.

We’ve included the a pdf file below so you can check out a sample of an actual Study Guide.  It includes the assignment for Chapters 1 and 2 of The Dragon and The Raven.

Take a look!

The Dragon and The Raven Study Guide – Chapter 1 and 2

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