The Story of the World Volume 3
Early Modern Times - Revised Edition
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From Elizabeth the First to the Forty-Niners
Early Modern Times is the third title in this four-volume series and covers the major historical events in the years 1600 to 1850 AD. Who was the Sun King? How did samurai become sumo wrestlers? What was the Black Hole of Calcutta? And why was a California town named Ground Hog Glory? Enjoy learning about the Early Modern Times with this fun and informative read-aloud volume.
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
Awards and Endorsements:
The Old Schoolhouse 2013 Excellence in Education Winner
I agree with the reviewer that said it's a little much for third graders. Though, the one from last year was definitely too much for second graders. I don't think my daughter's retention level with this book is high, but I know she'll go over this material later on too, so I'm not particularly worried about it. That said, this is NOT our favorite subject at all...
I like the book but there are times it is over my third grader's head. However we continue to use it because it is a great overview and we can go more in depth later. I didnt purchase the workbook this year. I just wrote my own questions for review. I find the workbook to be overwelming.
This book, and the ones prior to it, have seemed too difficult for the level it says it is for. We strive for basic concepts.
I really liked the concept of the book and the activities but too much to do. I felt overwhelmed and my daughter couldn't grasp it.
A bit over my third grader's head.