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The Story of the World Volume 1
The Story of the World Volume 1

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Ages: 6-9
Grade Levels: 1st-4th

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Product Code: 181-276

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The Story of the World Volume 1: History For The Classical Child
Ancient Times - Revised Edition
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From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor
The Story of the World Volume 1 covers Ancient Times. This is the first of a four-volume series and covers the major historical events beginning with the earliest nomads and ending with the last Roman emperor (5000 BC to 400 AD). What terrible secret was buried in Shi Huangdi's tomb? Did nomads like lizard stew? What happened to Anansi the Spider in the Village of the Plantains? And how did a six-year old become the last emperor of Rome? A read-aloud history for the whole family!

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 2017 First-Grade Curriculum Kit!
  • Teaches world history from 5000 BC to 400 AD
  • From the earliest Nomads to the last Roman Emperor
  • Storytelling approach to history

  • Publisher's Information
    Author: Susan Wise Bauer
    2007, 5th printing
    Peace Hill Press
    Made in:

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

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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 36 Write a review.

      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
    History of the World 1-3 February 3, 2017
    Reviewer: Sophie Strong, age 9 from Tenakee, Alaska  
    I like these books.  I especially liked the first book because it told so much about Ancient Egypt. (I love Ancient Egypt.) My sister and I LOVED the folk stories included in Book 1.  Our favorites were about Anansi and the Turtle, tales from Africa.  I also liked a Native American story called "Rabbit Shoots the Sun."  I really enjoy the coloring pages included in the Activity Books.

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      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    I never cared for history, BUT... September 9, 2016
    Reviewer: Alayna R from Bethel Park, PA United States  
    I love this product, and so do my kids. They remember the characters in the stories, even weeks later, and they are interested and engaged while we do history lessons. I never cared for history in high school or before, but maybe I just never had the right curriculum!! Plus my teachers didn't make anything interesting, so I'm so glad that my kids can enjoy and engage in a subject that I once found tedious! Thank you for a great suggestion, Timberdoodle!

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    Can't get enough! November 6, 2015
    Reviewer: Kelly O.  
    This is our first foray into homeschooling and I had no idea what to expect from the materials. This is FANTASTIC. Far and away history is a favorite subject in our home. I purchased Story of the World volume 1 with the intention of using it for our 8 and 6 year old. It's a great fit for both as it is neither too simplistic nor too complicated to be inaccessible to either of them. We will have finished our school day (including history) and I get requests to "just one ... or two more stories!" At this point, the "quizzes" for retention are nothing more than a few review questions per chapter but I am amazed at the level of retention both our children have for the details. I'd give it more stars if I could.

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    My 6 year old loved history today... October 8, 2015
    Reviewer: Amber Beckham  
    My daughter wasn't crazy about history in Kinder and was acting all bored when I said it was history time (we just started 1st Grade). She actually got into the story in the first chapter. She actually remembered stuff! The workbook is awesome, because we reviewed information and then we had neat crafts to do after. We painted on brown paper like we were writing on caves. She built a cave with her daddy and is now pretending to be a nomad. History went from being a least favorite, to an exciting subject now! Thank you!

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      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
    Love this history book! October 2, 2014
    Reviewer: Tasha B.  
    Our family absolutely loves Vol 1. Our kids are always asking to read the stories over and over and enjoy the activities from the corresponding activity book. Great, easy way to learn through the simple, kid-friendly short stories.

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