World History Detective
World History Detective rises above the simple read-and-regurgitate workbook questions by asking your student to discern which statements in a set of four are fact and which are opinion; or which of these phrases can be inferred from the lesson, and which sentences best support that theory. World History Detective is written for the young teen student who is looking for a no-frills, independent approach to learning ancient and medieval history. No mess, no preparation, and no stress, just open the book and suss out the varied reasons why an event happened as it did. With today’s raging episodes of fake news, World History Detective’s types of questions will help your child to grasp that those telling the story always interpret history.
Note: World History Detective includes occasional evolutionary assumptions, particularly in the few lessons pertaining to prehistory. Families will likely appreciate the non-dogmatic attitude in which these statements are presented, but as always, will want to be prepared to dialogue with their students about these issues.
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Answers are located in the back of this book.
Authors: John De Gree
Pages: 368, perforated
Activities: 65 critical thinking related skills and concepts
Black & White: Yes
Publisher: The Critical Thinking Co
Printed In: USA
Awards and Endorsements:
Creative Child Magazine 2013 Book of the Year Award, Classroom Book Category
Homeschooling Parent's 2013 Seal of Approval
Tillywig Brain Child Award
This is an amazing and easy to use book! We had tried a handful of history curriculums before finding this one and they weren't working for son. He loves this book and no longer fights me on it!
I really like this book. I like the format. I really wish they had this book for American history for middle schoolers.
My kiddos loves this book and the other detective books that Timberdoddle providers in their grade curriculum. Its a quick read and engages the student in history with fun critical thinking.
I am reading aloud Story of the World ancient times to my youngest, and we use this for my older son to dive deeper into the content he hears from SOTW. They correlate nicely.
I like this history book for my 7th grader because it is not overwhelming, as some history can be. for each lesson, the student basically reads a passage that is a couple pages long and then answers the question and notes the sentences that they found the answers.