The Story of the World Volume 3 Activity Book - Revised Edition
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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 Captain Cook in Botany Bay, designing an Ottoman pattern, playing the Battle of Bunker Hill board game, panning for gold, and more! This incredible resource also includes extensive reading lists and cross-references to the most common illustrated encyclopedias! When you purchase this activity book, you have permission to copy the maps and coloring pages for use within your own family. Requires The Story of the World: Volume 3 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.
Features of the Revised Edition 2019 Revised Edition
Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Publisher: Well-Trained Mind Press
Made in: USA
Publisher's Recommended Age Range: 8-13
Awards and Endorsements:
The Old Schoolhouse 2013 Excellence in Education Winner
We used this mostly for review questions and map work but it seemed like there were other good activities in there as well if you had time to delve deeper.
Our family really enjoys Story of the World! This is our third year and I find it just works for us! I do recommend the audio CDs in conjunction with the activity book and for older kids the read along books so they have better retention.
After they’ve listened I’ll go over a review questions with both my kiddos. One really likes to jump into the coloring page and both like to do map work.
(I try not to get too bogged down in the crafts and projects because I find them a little overwhelming)
I went back and forth about whether to get this book this year. Last year, we really didn't do much with it. My daughter loves the activities (especially the coloring pages), but it adds so much to the lesson planning, and I'm not sure if it's the best bang for the buck. I'll have to really think before getting it next year.
I really like that in the activity books you can pick and choose which questions/crafts your child does. Honestly, some of the questions seem way over 3rd grade level, as even this momma with her master's degree doesn't remember obscure tribe names, for example!
Good book. Great activities and recommendations for activities.