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The Story of the World Volume 4 Audio Book


 
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The Story of the World Volume 4 Audio Book:
The Modern Age - Revised Edition

From Victoria's Empire to the End of the USSR
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 4 brings to life the stories and records of the people of the Modern Age.

12 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 12 hours on 11 audio CDs. The Story of the World audiobooks may be used along with the print book, 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 Fourth-Grade Curriculum Kit!


  • 11 Audio CDs
  • 12 hours of content
  • An unabridged reading of Volume 4: The Modern Age
  • 1850 to 1994 AD
  • From Victoria's Empire to the end of the USSR

  • Publisher's Information
    Author: Susan Wise Bauer
    Read by:
    Jim Weiss
    Copyright:
    2006
    ISBN:
    781933339030
    Publisher:
    Peace Hill Press
    Faith-Based:
    No


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

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    Engaging history June 2, 2012
    Reviewer: Mama2NineSoFar  
    This volume is a bit heavier in content than the earlier ones, but Susan Wise Bauer does a good job with it. It is still enjoyable to listen to and understand and I think she handles the weightier issues of war and politics in a child-friendly way. She does recommend it for fourth grade and up. Jim Weiss is, as always, a fabulous narrator. We listen together in the car or in the evenings.

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    Professional and enjoyable September 14, 2010
    Reviewer: Christy Bagasao from Pahrump, NV United States  
    The CD version of SOTW IV takes the place of the reading mother, preserving her voice for later readings and freeing her for life's necessities.  The recording comes word-for-word from the book.  The male voice is pleasant, interesting, and professional, not sing-songy or laden with child-speak, two traits which my children, admittedly, abhor.    My children benefit most from following along in the text, but we have listened without the book, including while driving.  The material in the SOTW IV book is deeper than that presented in the three earlier books in the series.  While my mature 2nd grader thrived, I excluded my younger children.  Issues such as the holocaust are presented gently, but you still must judge the heart and sensibilities of your own children.   You do not need SOTW I-III to fully benefit from IV.     NOTE: taught to 7/8yo, 9/10yo, 11/12yo, reviewer also used activity book and text and listened with children.

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    Highly Recommend the Audio Books! September 14, 2010
    Reviewer: M. Family from Spring Branch, TX United States  
    All of my children ages 4 and up have enjoyed The Story of the World Audio books vols. 1, 2, and 3.  We plan to order vol. 4 for next year.  We listened to them all in the car.  Now, my children are listening to them at bedtime. I read a lot of books aloud to my children, but this one has been great to have on Audio. We did not find the activity books very useful.  It is just not my style of teaching.

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    Helpful for children on the autism spectrum!! July 23, 2009
    Reviewer: Carol S. from Dallas, TX  
    I want to let families with children on the autism spectrum know that this has been a helpful history curriculum for us. We have a 15-year old who has Aspegers and severe learning differences. The STORY aspect of the program (plus something to color while he listens) has been very helpful to him. We use the audio CDs with every lesson. Even though the grade level is below his reading comprehension level, we find that he RETAINS more of what he learns with this program because it is told in story form. That is more important than using boring higher level materials.

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    The Story of the World history series is great! July 23, 2009
    Reviewer: Alice S. from Rio Rancho, NM  
    The Story of the World history series is great! The storytelling format is engaging enough to interest my youngest children, while the salient historical points are covered for my older kids. The accompanying Activity books are a valuable asset, cementing the history lesson with fun and memorable projects, map work, and lists of related books. They are a strong base to build upon!

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