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
This history curriculum has been a little advanced for my first grader. It has been difficult for her to follow along with the stories in history. I think it is better suited for older children.
My 6 year old is always engaged when we read these stories! We have found this a nice way to build in some story time and I love the connections she makes to other parts of the curriculum, A+ resource!
Fun easy to way to teach history. We enjoy reading the stories together.
We’re enjoying reading this book. It has so much information in a non boring textbook way. I’m getting as much out of this as my son.
First let me start of by saying that YES, THIS BOOK DOES DISCUSS RELIGION, There is no way you can talk about any cultures, especially ancient, with out going into their religion. It contains Egyptian mythology, Christianity, the story of Gilgamesh, Anansi the Spider, Greek mythology, Native American mythology, Roman Mythology, Hinduism, Buddhists and Judaism. The chapters are short, usually 10 pages or less broken into topics, and not to heavily bogged down with names and technical terms. We like to read it at bedtime and then discuss it the next morning and go over anything that she has questions on or wants to know more about. Overall it is a great book, very easy for my 6 year old to follow along and understand and I personally like that it included and exposes my child to so many stories from different cultures and religions.