The Story of the World Volume 1 Audio Book
Ancient Times - Revised Edition
From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor
Unabridged for listening to on long car trips, while working around the house, or just for added convenience on any school day! This spirited reading of The Story of the World Volume 1 brings to life the stories and records of the people of Ancient Times.
8 Hours of Professionally-Rendered Audio
Professionally-rendered audio edition with no music, sound effects, or other distractions. If your children like repetition, or if your life is especially harried, you'll love this added convenience. Approximately 8 hours on 7 audio CDs. The Story of the World audiobooks may be used along with the print books, as a supplement to a traditional history curriculum, or independently.
Read by Jim Weiss
This Story of the World audiobook is a collaboration between Jim Weiss, whose voice is "liquid gold" (CNN TV), and Susan Wise Bauer, whose writing has been described as "timeless and intelligent" (Publishers Weekly). Jim Weiss has been a storyteller for over twenty-five years. He is the winner of over seventy-five major national awards!
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
Read by: Jim Weiss
Publisher: Well-Trained Mind Press
Awards and Endorsements:
The Old Schoolhouse 2013 Excellence in Education Winners
I couldn't get through these readings without this audio book! I don't personally love history- it's not my favorite subject. So it's important to me that I don't project my feelings on to my children. This audio book helps me push through each section. We typically listen in the car. My children truly follow along, are able to answer comprehension questions and enjoy the workbook that is also available to go with this.
This is SUCH A fun listen- we use it in the car, and he truly brings history to life. Very entertaining- tricks you into learning! I look forward to it as much as my kids do. I will continue to order the other volumes.
I was a bit skeptical when I opened the CD's and began to listen to the audio version of "The Story of the World, Vol 1," because the narrator has a rather monotonous voice. However, my daughters thoroughly enjoy listening to it and will do so of their own accord when drawing or coloring! It also has been a handy tool for me when life is too busy and I don't have the time or inclination to sit down and read them the chapter. If your child likes to listen to stories, this would probably be of great benefit to them!
We love the option of audio for this curriculum! We have so much reading involved with the rest of our day that its nice to be able to relax and listen. On many days we actually choose to turn it on while we make and eat lunch. Its amazing how much my son retained from listening to this. He is now on level 3 and still talks about what he learned in this set. The way its discussed makes it interesting to even little kids who enjoy facts and history.
I appreciate having the option to listen to the chapters instead of reading them each week. My son can listen to the lesson while I work with his sister on another subject.