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The Story of the World Volume 1 Audio Book
The Story of the World Volume 1 Audio Book

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Ages: 6-10
Grade Levels: 1st-5th

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The Story of the World Volume 1 Audio Book:
Ancient Times - Revised Edition

From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor
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 1 brings to life the stories and records of the people of Ancient Times.

8 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 8 hours on 7 audio CDs. The Story of the World audiobooks may be used along with the print books, 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.

Another outstanding component of Timberdoodle's 2016 First-Grade Curriculum Kit!

  • 7 Audio CDs
  • 8 hours of content
  • An unabridged reading of Volume 1: Ancient Times
  • Covers 5000 BC to 400 AD
  • From the earliest nomads to the last Roman emperor

  • Publisher's Information
    Author: Susan Wise Bauer
    Read by:
    Jim Weiss
    Peace Hill Press

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

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    Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 11 Write a review.

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    Makes History Easy! May 8, 2015
    Reviewer: Sarah C.  
    We have had the book and activity book for Story of the World for a couple of year now, but it just seemed to get pushed to the end of the to do list. I recently bought copies of the activity pages from Peace Hill Press, and had them spiral bound at Staples. Now we listen to the audio in the car, and pull out our ready-made-journals on the fly. It has made our history SO much more enjoyable, AND we are finally GETTING THEM DONE! If you struggle to fit it all in, this might help ease the load!

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    Love it! August 11, 2014
    Reviewer: Danielle S.  
    The audio CD makes it so much easier to get through the lessons. My son and I just read along with the book and it keeps the pace going!

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    Love Learning! March 30, 2014
    Reviewer: Stephanie Z.  
    We love story of the world and bought the vol. 1 book when my oldest son was in first grade. I found it was hard to find time to sit and read the lessons to my son. We decided to purchase the Audio book version for my second son. It's AMAZING! We listen to are lessons every time we are driving in our car. My husband and I are learning a lot too! The kids love listening and they have fun talking about the lessons. I think it's great when kids Love Learning! Thank you Timberdoodle for always offering the best of the best!

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    Story of the World the way you'd like to hear it October 26, 2011
    Reviewer: Nancy Ketcham from St. Louis, MO United States  
    These CDs are wonderful. My history curriculum requires the reading of these books. What a pleasant way to learn history! Jim Weiss' reading of them is fascinating. Saves me so much effort. I can listen and enjoy instead of reading them aloud myself.

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    Great History Resource in Excellent Format! October 3, 2011
    Reviewer: Rena H. from ND, United States  
    Our family has been captivated by the stories that develop while listening to each volume of Story of the World.  I appreciate the way that many different world cultures have been featured in each time period.  We hear the history of what each society was doing at the same time, all across the globe.  I have several audio learners in our homeschool, and all four volumes of SOTW Audio Books have exceeded my expectations.  My children retain the information so well!  An added plus to this program is that we are able to be working with our hands (dishes, chores, coloring, special home projects) or traveling in the car while we listen and learn.

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