Story of the World Activity Book 2 The Middle Ages "From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance"
June 15, 2016
Story of the World Activity Book 2 The Middle Ages From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance is authored by Susan Wise Bauer. She is a faculty member of the College of William and Mary, and co-author of "The Well Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home."
Story of the World Activity Book 1 is a companion to Bauer's "Story of the World Volume 2 The Middle Ages From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance. The resource is divided into forty-two chapters which correspond to those in "Story of the World Volume 2 The Middle Ages.
Each chapter is broken down into the following components:
Encyclopedia Cross References
Additional History Reading
Corresponding Literature Selections
Activities (The activities are divided into the following categories: Writing, art, craft, historical, music and cooking.)
Map Answer Key
The author has included sections titled "How to Use This Activity Book" and "Pronunciation Guide for Reading Aloud" to guide the user through the resource. This resource is available in the formats of paperback or PDF-download.
Based on our experience with this series and the content of the curriculum I would recommend it for Grades 5-8. Overall we have been pleased with Ms. Bauer's approach to World history. To continue your study of World history, I would recommend Story of the World Volume 3 Early Modern times From Elizabeth to the First Forty-Niners.
If you love history to be revealed, truthfully, for what was, you may want to get another curriculum. The part of history on the Reformation was blatantly pro-Catholic.
It is historically proven that the Catholic church murdered and put to death more people than any other time period, yet it is taught in this book that the Reformation was the cause of all problems during the middle ages. Whatever!
I hated History when I was a kid. It was dry and boring reading about a bunch of dead guys and memorizing dates. But Story of the world is fun and entertaining and the activities give my kids a feeling of existing during the time & in the culture they're reading about. Now, when are you going to release the activity books on CD??? That would give them the other 1/2 star!