The Story of the World Volume 2 Activity Book
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This comprehensive activity book contains:
A Remarkable Activity Book!
You and your kids will love the activities, which include coloring a picture of a Viking warrior, making an edible oasis, creating a Moorish ruler's turban, Aztec jewelry, and more! 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 2 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
Publisher: Well-Trained Mind Press
Made in: USA
Reproducible: 176 reproducible student pages
Awards and Endorsements:
The Old Schoolhouse 2013 Excellence in Education Winner
We love Story of the World! My son colors the page while I read the text and he asks almost every day if it is a map day. I love how SotW comes with so many activity options that can work with a variety of ages and interests.
This book is not only activities and projects, it also has recipes! I was not expecting that. This has so very much as options for them to do after covering the reading aspects of the lesson in the other book. They also love art, so the themed coloring pages are awesome. I admit I had no idea that's what this was when I bought it, and didn't get two. So I'm going to have to make copies of some of the things for two children. The activities translate well to dual children though ... such as simulating a roman soldier's fire-cooked meal (which goes well with our habit of grilling and smoking dinner anyway!)
We used this mainly for review questions and map work but there are other great activities if one has the time to delve in deeper!
I think the companion books are essential to go with the text books. It is a great resource to help cement what was read. I absolutely love this program.
I like this even less than the reading book. It's set up in a way that is overwhelming to an overachiever. We do not have time with all of our other curriculum to participate in many of the suggested activities, which makes me feel like the book is a waste.