The Story of the World Volume 3 Activity Book - Revised Edition
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This comprehensive activity book contains:
A Remarkable Activity Book!
You and your kids will love the activities which include coloring a picture of Captain Cook in Botany Bay, designing an Ottoman pattern, playing the Battle of Bunker Hill board game, panning for gold, and more! This incredible resource also includes extensive reading lists and cross-references to the most common illustrated encyclopedias! When you purchase this activity book, you have permission to copy the maps and coloring pages for use within your own family. Requires The Story of the World: Volume 3 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.
Features of the Revised Edition 2019 Revised Edition
Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Number of Pages: 682
Publisher: Well-Trained Mind Press
Made In: USA
Reproducible: Yes, for a single family
Publisher's Recommended Age Range: 8-13
Awards and Endorsements:
The Old Schoolhouse 2013 Excellence in Education Winner
It took me a little bit to figure out that all of our actual worksheets (Student pages) were in the back of the book. Once I found them, I put a sticky note in place to find our location and once we got started it was SOOO easy to use and my son loves the coloring pages!
The activity book is a little overwhelming. First of all, it is a huge book, but it is nice that it include the parent and teacher pages in it. It is nice that there are so many different activity options for each chapter, however, we usually only used the map work and comprehension questions. It works for us but isn't super exciting.
This is a parent heavy resource. I thought it might be more of a workbook, but it's more of a list of activities that could accompany each chapter. For a parent teaching multiple grades who aren't all using this resource, it takes a bit more planning that I had anticipated from the kit.
The activities there make history more fun and kids love trying out the recipes !
This book does require preparation but its worth it. It is parent heavy but the information is great and age appropriate and the activities provide variation and engagement with the materials. I suggest looking at the activity options and picking 1, otherwise you may feel overwhelmed, and some weeks we just spent time reading and discussing. I think its a wonderful comprehensive resource!