The Story of the World Volume 2 Audio Book
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Middle Ages - Revised Edition
From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance
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 2 brings to life the stories and records of the people of the Middle Ages.
11 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 11 hours on 9 audio CDs. The Story of the World audiobooks may be used along with the print book, 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 Winner
LOVE this series and especially the audio book cds. We can listen anytime and anywhere. It keeps my daughter's attention too.
These audio books are fantastic. We also use the accompanying student activity book which is great as well. They have learned so much about the world and absolutely LOVE history days!
My kids very much enjoy listening to audiobooks and I love Jim Weiss as a narrator. This will be great in the car on long trips also.
I was not sure that I would get the second book after we started the first because I thought it was a bit advanced for my first grader but she loved it then and she loves this one as well now that she is in second grade. The workbook has less interest but I like that if i had multiple kids I would have activities for multiple ages. I have enjoyed the workbooks have recipes as well. We have made a few and it brings the history to life even more than just the good stories. Depending on what is going on at home we read from the book or listen to the CD. The book has some maps and pictures that help make it more memorable. I love it for myself as well I feel I learn as much as my 2nd grader each lesson.
This is a must for this series, in particular if you have an early elementary child using it. Since the only CD player we have is in our car, I put the student pages in a binder and this is our new "on the go" activity.