The Story of the World Volume 1 Activity Book

The Story of the World Volume 1 Activity Book

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The Story of the World Volume 1 Activity Book
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This comprehensive activity book contains:

  • Review questions and answers
  • Sample narrations
  • Maps and geography activities
  • Coloring pages
  • Suggested literature
  • History readings
  • Projects for 1st-4th graders from each chapter in The Story of the World (can be adapted for 5th-6th graders)

    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.
  • Hands-on activities
  • Color-in review cards for each chapter
  • 272 pages, including 123 reproducible student pages
  • Covers 5000 BC to 400 AD
  • From the earliest nomads to the last Roman emperor

  • Publisher's Information
    Author: Susan Wise Bauer
    Number of Pages: 272
    Format: Paperback
    Publisher: Well-Trained Mind Press
    Edition/Copyright: 2006
    Made In: USA
    ISBN: 781933339054
    Consumable: Yes
    Reproducible: 123 reproducible student pages
    Faith-Based: No

    Awards and Endorsements:
    The Old Schoolhouse 2013 Excellence in Education Winner

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 69 reviews
    The story of the world volume 1

    I think this is a great history curriculum, however it is a little too advanced for first graders. This is the only subject that my daughter does not look forward to doing each week. That being said, when my 10-year-old overhears us reading the chapters he is very interested in what we are learning and will stop what he's doing to pay attention. So I think this might be a better curriculum for an older child. It is a huge jump in content from the bedes history of me in the kindergarten curriculum. My daughter does enjoy doing the map work though with each lesson.


    Great activities that are ready to go as well as options for additional hands on activities to bring the learning to life.. Really enjoy this book and so does my 6 year old!

    Great addition

    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.


    I ordered the nonreligious 1st grade curriculum kit for my son. I was very excited about the History portion because I love it!!! We were about 6 weeks into the book when I realized the authors of the book including Bible stories with the lessons. That is fine if that is what you want. I specifically did not. I teach Bible studies separately from our school learning. The material was a bit dry for a six year old. He complained that it was boring. The coloring and map work was boring. I had to find something else. I am really disappointed because I wanted a curriculum I didn’t have to put much effort into and could just teach. Not so much the case.


    Thank you for your review! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us!

    As you progress through the book, you will likely notice that SOTW covers many religions beyond Christianity. Because religion has had and continues to have historical ramifications in its influence, SOTW has selected some of the more meaningful stories or events to help portray our world's history.

    I hope this helps explain the why behind those Bible stories and encourages you to keep reading to find out more about the factors that helped shape our world's culture.

    --Hope for the Timberdoodle team

    Great resource

    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.

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