The Story of the World Volume 1 Activity Book
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This comprehensive activity book contains:
A Remarkable Activity Book!
You and your kids will love the activities, which range from coloring pages and games to mummifying a chicken! This incredible resource also includes extensive reading lists and cross-references to the most common illustrated encyclopedias! Reproducible. Requires The Story of the World: Volume I 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.
Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Publisher: Well-Trained Mind Press
Made in: USA
Reproducible: 123 reproducible student pages
Awards and Endorsements:
The Old Schoolhouse 2013 Excellence in Education Winner
This book has been such a great supplement to the reading material. There is a lot of information in the SOTW chapters. Both the questions and activities in this book have been instrumental in my son retaining some of what he’s read. I am definitely going to get the activity book again for SOTW volume 2.
This is a great resource to use with The Story of the world. I usually ask the comprehension questions the day after we read our chapter to see how much she has retained. I usually do this while she is coloring in the map or picture that went along with the chapter. I find this helps jog her memory and a lot of the time all I need to ask is for her to tell me about the picture she's coloring and she'll start tell me the majority. We also usually do one of the suggested activities for fun. So far we have had an archaeological dig, made cave paintings and made our own paper to write hieroglyphs on.
This book has many resources in it. Questions to check for understanding, coloring sheets, crafts, maps, and lists of additional reading. It definitely makes history more enjoyable for littles.
The activity book brings the text book to life. There are various activities you can pick and choose from. There are also questions in it for after you have completed reading each chapter of the text book. There are also reading lists in it for additional reading. My kids enjoy the color pages and making things the book suggests.
This book is filled with activities based on the Story of the World Vol I. book, ranging in difficulty so that a wide range of ages can use it. However, I found for my first grader, that only the very simple activities were age/grade appropriate. However I will say she did enjoy the ones we did. The SOTW curriculum is just a little too tedious for first grade, unless maybe spreading it out across two years instead of one.