Hardcover Text, Vol. 1: The Ancient Times, Story of the World    -     By: Susan Wise Bauer
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This homeschool product specifically reflects a Christian worldview. Hardcover Text, Vol. 1: The Ancient Times, Story of the World

Peace Hill Press / Hardcover

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Written in the straightforward, engaging style that has become Susan Wise Bauer's trademark, The Story of the World series covers the sweep of human history. This read-aloud series is designed for parents to share with elementary (grades 1-4) grade children. This series is also appropriate for grades 5-8 to do on their own. Volume I, Ancient Times includes the First Nomads, Egypt, the Jewish People, Abraham and Joseph, Hammurabi and the Babylonians, the Assyrians, Ancient China, Ancient Africa, Exodus, the Phoenicians, the Greeks and Rome. 338 pages, indexed with pronunciation key, chronology, geography, hardcover.

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Format: Hardcover
Vendor: Peace Hill Press
Dimensions: 8.5 inches X 5.5 inches X 1 inches (inches)
ISBN: 1933339012
ISBN-13: 9781933339016
Availability: In Stock
Series: Story of the World

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  1. ma piper
    Sunbury, PA
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    such a useful tool!
    September 1, 2014
    ma piper
    Sunbury, PA
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I bought all 4 volumes of Story of the World, with the plan to cover it all over 4 years. I debated whether to get this activity book, and I am so glad I did! This makes planning each lesson so easy, and I know our study will be so much more complete because of the suggested reading, maps, questions, and projects. Also, since I'm using this book with 3 students (1st, 2nd, 4th grades) I love that the book offers a range of options, so I can tailor their activities to their different levels. I am not a unit studies person, but by using this book it's really easy to bring art, reading, and writing into your history lessons. In fact, I am using history as our art time this year. As far as the value, I feel that the number of student reproducible pages, which I'm copying for 3, makes this an excellent value. The pages are perforated for easy copying. I am very happy with this book and already plan to purchase the blue activity book for next year.
  2. Pickywoman
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    1 Stars Out Of 5
    Not accurate
    July 9, 2014
    Pickywoman
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 2
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 1
    I was extremely disappointed in this book. While it seemed to begin well, I found several inaccuracies/assumptions throughout the text.

    While discussing Abram, the book said that he thought about talking to the moon god and that his father consulted the moon god prior to moving to Ur. I double checked Scripture, and it is no where to be found. Abram's god was the God Almighty. No questions.

    While talking about Jesus, the book tells of him being born in a cave instead of a stable. It depicts the Roman way of life as peaceful and happy (pax romana), which totally negates the slavery, cruelty, and harsh conditions the Jews lived in during that time.

    This book seems to be much fiction mixed with some history. I couldn't recommend it as even a side reference book.
  3. JJC23
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Makes life easy!
    September 26, 2013
    JJC23
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This product is great when used with the Story of the world books. Great review questions and coloring pages and maps to really help your child see what the Story of the World is talking about. It also gives suggestions on other activities that you can do. Makes lesson planning really easy!!!
  4. Luv2Read
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    ~*Homeschool*~ Kids loved it! . . . & so did I
    August 12, 2013
    Luv2Read
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    ~ Our Experience ~

    Organized: Nicely organized for me to use as well as our children to pick & choose activities. They chose both writing & hands-on activities. Easy & practical for me to pick up quickly as reference & a "to do" book. (See reviews below of how the book itself is organized.)

    Adapts Well: Our children keep a "PEP" {People, Events, Places} Notebook in which they keep yearly studies of past & present. The activity sheets work well in their PEP notebooks as well as records of their projects. Its then all easily set for the evaluator at the end of our school year.

    Fun: My kids enjoy and were actually excited to use this activity book for their PEP Notebooks. They begged me to make sure we buy the activity books for this up-coming year!

    Individualized: We read the "spine" together, but the activity book encourages them reinforce learning on their own and in their own way! We used it for an eight year old and twelve year old this past year.

    Plan: For the up-coming year we plan to use the same set-up with a new time period.

    Simply said - we all were pleased in which it made for a great year of study.
  5. Luv2Read
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Homeschool Review: Thumbs UP!
    June 27, 2013
    Luv2Read
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Easy reading in which I was totally surprised at what my youngest daughter (8 yo) remembers! I read aloud while referring as needed to the pronunciation key.

    This was a great core History book for our past year of Ancient History focus. I liked the introduction to various civilizations of the same time period and then how the author later brings in the "Do you remember when . .. . or about . .. " a previous passage -> A built in review.
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