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The Story of the World Volume 2
The Story of the World Volume 2

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Ages: 7-10
Grade Levels: 2nd-5th

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The Story of the World Volume 2: History for the Classical Child
The Middle Ages - Revised Edition
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From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance
The Middle Ages covers the major historical events in the years 400 to 1600 AD. Who discovered chocolate? What happened to the Giant Fovor of the Mighty Blows? Why did the Ottoman Turks drag their war ships across dry land? 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 Second-Grade Curriculum Kit!
  • World history from 400 to 1600 AD
  • From the fall of Rome to the rise of the Renaissance
  • Storytelling approach to history

  • Publisher's Information
    Author: Susan Wise Bauer
    2007, 2nd edition
    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: 16 Write a review.

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    Wonderful introduction to history December 2, 2016
    Reviewer: Naomi R. from Macon, GA United States  
    My 1st grader says history is his favorite subject.  The book is written in a simple, memorable way with age-appropriate content: a great way to introduce and expose children to the information! Paired with the activity book, you can go as deep as you want in your studies.

    The book is set up so that you can do one chapter a week for a school year. The activities and extra resource suggestions are so interesting, however, that I am considering spending 2-3 weeks per chapter next year so we can do all the activities and try more of the additional readings.  That way you can use the same book for multiple years!

    Like another reviewer said, I was uncomfortable with chapters about Muslims.  But we just went over those chapters quickly without doing all the extras.  The introduction states that parents may omit material they feel isn't right for their family to cover.  It doesn't interfere much with continuity to skip the chapters that aren't about Roman and European events.

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    2/5 History of the World Vol 2 June 8, 2016
    Reviewer: Anonymous Person from NY United States  
    While the book overall is okay, I was a little dismayed at the presentation of the Koran and Islam. To be fair, it does state in the description that there are some parts that conservative Christians may not enjoy. I didn't realize that it would be nonchalantly discussing a religion based on violence, pedophilia, and slavery. While it makes sense to skip over the parts you'd rather avoid, it makes me question the intent of the rest of the book.  I will be reading through each chapter and activity very carefully before proceeding with my daughter.

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    History is a hit January 17, 2015
    Reviewer: Melissa W.  
    Our son has loved this book and its companion workbook from day one. We have never cracked the books open without him pleading to read and do more! I believe the author has done a wonderful job with the books pace and review of previous chapter information while guiding you to the next destination. I believe the description included for this book on Timberdoodle is very accurate and telling of what should be expected of your purchase. We will definitely be investing again.

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    Every day my kids beg December 5, 2014
    Reviewer: Cathy W.  
    Every day my kids beg to "read just one more chapter, please!"

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      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
    Great reading December 31, 2013
    Reviewer: katie.smithwilson  
    I love how this teaches and my son does to. He is always eager to get to this. He like the passages and the way it teaches. Some day we work on review questions and sometimes he just wants to read it which I usually do several days on one chapter but he don't mind reading it over and over!

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