The Story of the World Volume 1
Ancient Times - Revised Edition
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From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor
The Story of the World Volume 1 covers Ancient Times. This is the first of a four-volume series and covers the major historical events beginning with the earliest nomads and ending with the last Roman emperor (5000 BC to 400 AD). What terrible secret was buried in Shi Huangdi's tomb? Did nomads like lizard stew? What happened to Anansi the Spider in the Village of the Plantains? And how did a six-year old become the last emperor of Rome? A read-aloud history for the whole family!
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
Copyright: 2007, 5th printing
Publisher: Well-Trained Mind Press
Made in: USA
Awards and Endorsements:
The Old Schoolhouse 2013 Excellence in Education Winner
I was a little hesitant to purchase thinking it would be a bit much for my 1st grader. I do think the child would get way to overwhelmed if they were doing this on there own. But I enjoy it as shared reading time and we review what we read after. I will recommend purchasing with the activity book and get creative in your lesson plans.
Really like this curriculum.
wow ... for lack of a better start! I, as a parent, love this book! It is a lot of information, a lot of reading \ listening, a lot of preparation. I try to read a head and prepare for the activities a little better, but it's a struggle. We are going to continue the first level into second grade because my first grade boy struggled to stay interested - and I didn't fight it! Summary: great content, just wasn't appropriate for us in first grade.
We love this program!!! The kids look forward to it every week!!! I look forward to it every week! We have learned so much this year and had a fun time doing it. We listened to the audio recording as we were driving to and from programs and lessons, it the kids were mesmerized. You can do a lot or a little depending on the needs of your family. We love the review questions and the activities are fun and engaging. The kids loved the stories. It really makes History come alive! A great beginning History course!
Our family has used all of the Story of the World books for our history curriculum. They are an enjoyable read-aloud!