The Story of the World Volume 1 Activity Book
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This comprehensive activity book contains:
A Remarkable Activity Book!
You and your kids will love the activities, which range from coloring pages and games to mummifying a chicken! This incredible resource also includes extensive reading lists and cross-references to the most common illustrated encyclopedias! Reproducible. Requires The Story of the World: Volume I book.
About The Story of the World series:
Easy-to-Implement, Captivating Chronological History
This captivating read-aloud series will introduce your children to the marvelous history of the world presented chronologically from the beginning of time. Each volume of The Story of the World includes the details of battles, kingdoms, cultures, and customs from every continent and major people group woven together into a story that children will find mesmerizing. With short chapters, many less than seven pages, The Story of the World presents history in small, easily-digestible chunks. Of particular appeal to children will be the occasional story about a hypothetical child in the culture of that time and fictional stories that were popular during that time.
The Best History Books Available for 1st-6th Grade!
The Story of the World is intended to be a read-aloud program for first through sixth grade, but it can work equally well as independent reading by an older child. Don't restrict your scope of history to just American history. These are what we consider the best world history books for this age group. If you have ever found history to be dull and humdrum, these books might just change that opinion!
Combine with the Hands-On Student Activity Book for a Full Curriculum
The Curriculum/Activity Guide offers parents and teachers a complete history curriculum for use with The Story of the World. In addition to extensive reading lists and cross-references to the most common illustrated encyclopedias, the Activity Book contains comprehension questions, sample narrations, maps, coloring pages, and activities for each chapter in The Story of the World. Children and parent-teachers love the activities, which range from coloring pages and games to mummifying a chicken!
Attempts to Include All Significant Historical and Cultural Accounts
Note: Please do not consider this series a Providential view of history which recognizes God's hand in history. It is first and foremost a history text that attempts to include all significant historical and cultural accounts. If you are a conservative Christian, you may want to opt out of a couple of activities. And where you find details with Biblical references that are inaccurate because of sparseness, use this opportunity to interject more of His story. Bible history is best taught with a Bible so we encourage your family to read through the Bible every year. These are very minor issues that are easily addressed and shouldn't keep you from this overall excellent program.
Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Number of Pages: 272
Publisher: Well-Trained Mind Press
Made In: USA
Reproducible: 123 reproducible student pages
Awards and Endorsements:
The Old Schoolhouse 2013 Excellence in Education Winner
We bought The Story of the World Volume 1 Activity Book last year in the first grade kit, but are doing it this year so I can put my kindergartener and second grader together. We like the questions and I give a treat for every one they can get right. The map work is fine, but we absolutely don't have time to do all or any of the projects. The coloring pictures are nice, but I don't think we will try to get more next time.
We purchased this program with the audio book and I would frequently be upstairs still getting ready for the day and hear the audio book playing once again while the kids were eating breakfast. My kids could not get enough of this book. The reader for the audio book is fantastic. He is very engaging. I love history and liked how this program angled the stories towards kids - each chapter would start with many of the facts and also include a specific story from the time such as, a story children would have been told at that time, or even excerpts from Greek mythology, etc. The activity book has LOTS of ideas - it was a little overwhelming. I typically went with the low prep suggestion and would make copies of the coloring pages and maps for all my kids (because one did not want to be left out). With better prep, the ideas could easily extend into another subject and cover your art, STEM, or Science activity for the week. I look forward to continuing with this program!
Fun step by step book to go with main storybook
My son enjoys listening to the audiobook but doesn’t enjoy the activities.