Nikki - May I help answer questions in your review?
Greetings, Nikki! As the author of TruthQuest History, perhaps I can be of service. We do realize that TQH is very different from most curricula in its structure, so it can definitely be hard to gauge at first. First, let me say that we always want families to find whatever learning tool He has had prepared for them, whether or not it is TQH. Secondly, the commentary which introduces each topic in TQH is intentionally brief because we are trying to subtly point young children (in the guide which you chose, I believe) to the most foundational worldview concepts which they can grasp at their early age. We don't want to "download" all at once, but rather hint at things for them to watch as they explore the people and events. Incrementally, they will be guided to rich discoveries of the basic spiritual truths. It is so exciting to watch! It often occurs several months into the study before the main lightbulb goes off, and they have internalized and synthesized the deepest truths being revealed in that TQH guide. With that in mind, the TQH commentary also does not dispense the history lesson directly, as a textbook might, but instead points families to many choices in the yummiest of youth literature. These recommendations are chosen to weave together the history, but with "living books" enjoyment. It is a different way of learning for many new families, and takes some time to become comfortable. Eventually, it will become very natural, engaging, and result-oriented, we trust. At least, thousands of families have felt so. You are welcome to join our FB group, and get feedback from other users, if you'd like. May the Lord bless and direct your homeschool! Michelle, author, TruthQuest History