The Story of the World Volume 4 Activity Book

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Ages: 8-13

Grades: 3rd-8th

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Product Code: 181-289

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The Story of the World Volume 4 Activity Book
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This comprehensive activity book contains:

  • Review questions and answers
  • Sample narrations
  • Maps and geography activities
  • 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 include building a model of the Crystal Palace, making Ned Kelly's armor, and coloring and constructing a timeline of the Modern Age. When used with The Story of the World Volume 4 text, this activity book provides a complete history program. 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 activity pages for use within your own family. Requires The Story of the World: Volume 4 book.

    Due to the intended age level and the subject matter contained in the book, the Activity Book for Volume 4 does not contain coloring pages.

    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
  • Suggestions for additional history readings
  • Lists of literature readings
  • Hands-on activities
  • Review cards for each chapter
  • Covers 1850 to 1994 AD
  • From Victoria's Empire to the end of the USSR

  • Publisher's Information
    Author: Susan Wise Bauer
    Well-Trained Mind Press
    Made in:
    206 reproducible student pages

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

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 14 reviews
    Great Companion

    The activity books that go along with the text books are a wonderful resource. They are filled with study questions, maps, and projects that fit multiple grade and age ranges. As a mom of three these books made it easy for me to tailor things for each one of my kids. The wealth of information in it has been a life savor for me.

    The Story of the World Volume 4 Activity Book

    What a great resource! There is easily a week's worth of lesson content provided for each chapter. It includes map, writing, and art activities with clear directions. Fantastic!

    The Story of the World Volume 4 Activity Book

    I loved this. I like all the activities included and all of the extra work to help kids remember and help history come alive.

    The Story of the World Volume 4 Activity Book

    My 9 year old struggles with this book. We are not huge fans of the layout and format of the book.

    A huge jump from SOTW 3

    We are about 8 weeks into school now and I am really disliking SOTW volume 4. It says in the intro that it is for 4-8 graders and I heartily agree with the upper end of that spectrum. We are doing this in the 4th grade, however, as recommended by Timberdoodle and have found the activity book a waste. The map work is completely different and much more of a geography lesson asking questions that may not have been in the material read instead being a reinforcement like previous additions. Right now all I use it for is the outlines, but even then, I'm having to be much more hands on than I used to. We also ordered the test book which we've used in the past, but the format is completely different and again, much better suited to a middle schooler. Fortunately I did not attempt to teach this simultaneously with my first grader (as this is often suggested for a multi level lesson) she would have lost her mind! TD Reply: Maggie, we're so sorry it's not what you expected! We do have a couple of notes on our website stating things like "Due to the intended age level and the subject matter contained in the book, the Activity Book for Volume 4 does not contain coloring pages." If you have a moment, we would love to hear how we could have made this more helpful for you. Regardless though, we do have a 60-day return policy, if it's in new condition and not working for you, we'd love to take it back and issue you a refund. Thank you so much for the feedback, even if it wasn't a perfect fit for you!

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