The Story of the World Volume 4
The Modern Age - Revised Edition
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From Victoria's Empire to the End of the USSR
Where was the Crystal Palace? Who was the Sick Man of Europe? And how did cow fat start a revolution? The Modern Age is the last book of the series covering major historical events in the years 1850-1994 A.D. Because of the topic matter, this book is best introduced to children a bit older, from fourth grade and up.
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
Awards and Endorsements:
The Old Schoolhouse 2013 Excellence in Education Winner
This is a great series. I can't speak highly enough about it. I have been able to use it for all three of my kids. Which helps when you have multiple grade levels. It is written with a story book feel, but it doesn't skimp on the facts of history. It doesn't focus heavy on dates of every little thing, but the major events that take place the dates are there and emphasized. My mom and aunt every now and then listen to the history lesson and are amazed with the information that my kids are learning. They frequently tell me that they didn't learn that when they were in school or they didn't know that. Because of this book series history is my kids favorite subject, which makes me happy(being a history buff myself). I highly recommend this series.
Explains the essentials and I enjoy reading this aloud. My son retains the information better this way.
Love story of the world! The cds are well done. I don't typically like audio books and even I enjoy listening to these with my children. Even the 5-year-old loves listening.
Very good book.
We bought the narrated CDs to go with these books and we LOVE to listen and read along. Having history presented in this way is very engaging for my kids.