History BitesNashville, TN
Solomon Schmidt is a 15-year-old homeschool student and author of the History Bites series, which includes five books: U.S. History Bites, U.S. Presidential History Bites, J.R.R. Tolkien History Bites, and his two newest books this year, In/Famous People History Bites Volume 1 and Volume 2. Solomon hopes to inspire readers of all ages to learn about the rich and providential history of the United States, the history of the U.S. presidents, the life and works of one of the 20th century’s most beloved authors, J.R.R. Tolkien, and also about the lives and influence of 100 of the most famous and infamous people from world history.
Check out his website: www.historybites.com for reviews, blog posts, TV and podcast interviews, along with a link for Solomon’s History Bites YouTube channel where he has over 80 videos uploaded! You can enjoy Solomon teaching history in bite-sized chunks, and the best part is that every video coordinates with a section in one of his three books. Perfect for enhancing comprehension.
A Few Fun Reviews for Solomon:
"Leave it to a 12 year old to create my kids’ favorite history book this year! A launching pad for the important stuff. Short and sweet. Easy to use and leaves my kids wanting more history! A homeschool dad's godsend for a topic kids typically find boring. Well done, Solomon!"
Television and Film Actor, Producer, Homeschooling Father of Six
“I love this little book! Simple yet fun, easy yet informative, better than ‘A Dummies Guide’ and full of important facts presented in an easy-to-remember way. Solomon has mixed a bit of common sense with a bit of design genius to catch and keep my attention. Now, If only all high school students could learn these basic facts of U.S. History!”
Director-Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW)
“I am frequently asked how to teach history to young children. I suggest that parents tell stories and give them history in short bites. Solomon Schmidt has done just that with his first book, U.S. History Bites. It is lavishly illustrated with appropriate images and a text that in a few trenchant sentences gets to the essence of the topic and then finishes with a vocabulary and review page, a perfect little book for the youngest person to whom you want to start teaching history.”
“Noah Webster said ‘every child in America should be acquainted with his own country. . . As soon as he opens his lips he should rehearse the history of his own country—he should lisp the praises of liberty and those illustrious heroes and statesmen who have wrought a revolution in his favor.’ I recommend Solomon’s bit of wisdom to get you started.”
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Workshops from Solomon Schmidt ( may vary by event location )
Ten Fascinating People From World History
Join 15 year old published author, Solomon Schmidt, as he shares stories about the lives of ten fascinating people from world history. You will be inspired and intrigued as you learn about some of history's most famous philosophers, religious figures, scientists, world leaders, and explorers.
American History: An Overview of Thirty Major Topics That Every American Should Know
Join 15 year old published author, Solomon Schmidt, as he teaches an overview of American history, covering thirty major topics from Christopher Columbus to modern day.
Top 5 Best and Bottom 5 Worst U.S. Presidents and Why
Join 15 year old published author, Solomon Schmidt, as he shares his opinions about his top 5 favorite and bottom 5 least favorite U.S. presidents and his reasons why. He will give a brief biographical overview of each of the ten presidents he has chosen and will analyze their policies and personal character.
"Tollers" and "Jack": The Extraordinary Friendship of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis
J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis had one of the most unlikely and extraordinary friendships of all time. A soft spoken Catholic and a boisterous Protestant bonded and influenced one another in amazing ways to create some of the world's best-known books. Join 15 year old published author, Solomon Schmidt, as he excitedly unpacks the providential story of how these two literary giants forged a friendship that would change the course of modern literature forever.
J.R.R. Tolkien: The Man and His Hobbits
Join 15 year old published author, Solomon Schmidt, as he explores the life and works of one of the 20th century's most beloved authors, J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings). Come discover the fascinating life story of this literary giant and learn about the experiences and influences that shaped his personally and his creation of Middle-earth.