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Most students associate American history with History and the Egyptian, Sumerian, Middle Ages and the Renaissance Eras as...other stuff. In her endeavor to destroy the wall that has separated American and world history for so long, Susan Wise Bauer created The Story of the World Series, a narrated, integrated approach to the history of the whole world. Take a captivating tour through The Ancient Times, The Middle Ages, Early Modern Times and The Modern Age with Bauer’s straightforward approach, and experience all of history chronologically!
The Complete Writer series begins with Level 1-4 Writing with Ease workbooks that are designed to be used alongside the same primary Writing with Ease manual; these books were written for elementary-aged students. They're followed by the Writing with Skill books, designed for grades 5-8, which include a student workbook and instructor guide for each level. This series provides students with a strong and comprehensive curriculum that builds from basic language arts skills through a sophisticated understanding of what good writing entails.
The First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind series begins with two complete grammar texts (previously one volume), each of which covers a single year. Dictation, narration, picture study, and other classical techniques are used to develop the student's language ability. Each step-by-step lesson leads parents through the simple oral and written projects that build reading, writing, spelling, storytelling, and comprehension skills. Parents can choose to continue the series with two additional levels (Level 3 & 4) both of which include a separate teacher's edition and student workbook (unlike Levels 1 & 2). These latter levels are a complete writing & grammar curriculum, and use four different strands of teaching to impart grammar, punctuation, usage and writing skills, while students learn through memorization, copywork, dictation, narration and grammatical concepts.
Who in the World Was...? History Living Books Series
Who in the World was the Secretive Printer? The Story of Johannes Gutenberg Audio CDRobert BeckhamWell-Trained Mind Press / 2008 / Compact disc$10.49 Retail:
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Who in the World Was The Unready King? The Story of EthelredConnie ClarkWell-Trained Mind Press / 2005 / Trade Paperback$5.99 Retail:
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Who in the World Was the Secretive Printer? The Story of Johannes GutenbergRobert BeckhamWell-Trained Mind Press / 2005 / Trade Paperback$8.99 Retail:
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Who in the World Was the Acrobatic Empress? The StoryRobin PhillipsWell-Trained Mind Press / Trade Paperback$7.99 Retail:
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Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading
The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading Audio CompanionWell-Trained Mind Press / Compact disc$5.49 Retail:
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Books on Classical Education
The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, Revised and Updated Third EditionSusan Wise Bauer, Jessie WiseWell-Trained Mind Press / 2009 / Hardcover$26.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
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Thousands of parents have turned to the wealth of information and guidance within The Well-Trained Mind. With both practical and philosophical advice based on the model of Classical Education, parents will learn just how to teach their children to read, think, understand, analyze, and draw conclusions from preschool through high school. Four parts include information on the foundations of classical education, a middle school program, high school skills, and a full-time homeschooling issues (i.e. grading, college, etc.). Now in the third edition, this guide features updated resource lists. 814 pages, hardcover with dust jacket.
The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never HadSusan Wise BauerWell-Trained Mind Press / 2003 / Hardcover$16.49 Retail:
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Have you lost the art of reading for pleasure? Are there books you know you should read but haven't because they seem too daunting? In The Well-Educated Mind, Susan Wise Bauer provides a welcome and encouraging antidote to the distractions of our age, electronic and otherwise. In her previous book, The Well-Trained Mind, the author provided a road map of classical education for parents wishing to home-school their children, and that book is now the premier resource for home-schoolers. In this new book, Bauer takes the same elements and techniques and adapts them to the use of adult readers who want both enjoyment and self-improvement from the time they spend reading.
The Well-Educated Mind offers brief, entertaining histories of five literary genre - fiction, autobiography, history, drama, and poetry - accompanied by detailed instructions on how to read each type. The annotated lists at the end of each chapter - ranging from Cervantes to A.S. Byatt, Herodotus to Laurel Thatcher Ulrich - preview recommended reading and encourage readers to make vital connections between ancient traditions and contemporary writing.
The Well-Educated Mind reassures those readers who worry that they read too slowly or with below-average comprehension. If you can understand a daily newspaper, there's no reason you can't read and enjoy Shakespeare's Sonnets or Jane Eyre. But no one should attempt to read the "Great Books" without a guide and a plan. Susan Wise Bauer will show you how to allocate time to your reading on a regular basis; how to master a difficult argument; how to make personal and literary judgments about what you read; how to appreciate the resonant links among texts within a genre - what does Anna Karenina owe to Madame Bovary? - and also between genres. Followed carefully, the advice in The Well-Educated Mind will restore and expand the pleasure of the written word. 432 indexed pages, hardcover with dust jacket.
Non-Fiction History Books by Susan Wise Bauer
The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of RomeSusan Wise BauerWell-Trained Mind Press / 2007 / Hardcover$24.99 Retail:3.5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
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A lively and engaging narrative history showing the common threads in the cultures that gave birth to our own.
This is the first volume in a bold new series that tells the stories of all peoples, connecting historical events from Europe to the Middle East to the far coast of China, while still giving weight to the characteristics of each country. Susan Wise Bauer provides both sweeping scope and vivid attention to the individual lives that give flesh to abstract assertions about human history.
Dozens of maps provide a clear geography of great events, while timelines give the reader an ongoing sense of the passage of years and cultural interconnection. This narrative history employs the methods of "history from beneath"-literature, epic traditions, private letters and accounts-to connect kings and leaders with the lives of those they ruled. The result is an engrossing tapestry of human behavior from which we may draw conclusions about the direction of world events and the causes behind them.
896 pages, hardcover with dust jacket.
The History of the Medieval World: From the Conversion of Constantine to the First CrusadeSusan Wise BauerWell-Trained Mind Press / 2010 / Hardcover$19.99 Retail:
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A brilliantly cohesive look at the Medieval World, readers will re-discover history from a linear, detailed, global scope. Moving from kingdom to kingdom, each chapter includes a timeline and the beginning of each chapter is labeled with the years it covers. Integrating dates and names with the information that breathes life into facts, the narrative flows easily between marriages made, treaties forged, wars waged, and the trials and tribulations that came with defending land and honor in the Medieval Age. 746 pages, indexed, hardcover with dust jacket.
The History of the Renaissance World: From the Rediscovery of Aristotle to the Conquest of ConstantinopleSusan Wise-BauerWell-Trained Mind Press / 2013 / Hardcover$22.49 Retail:
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The third volume in Susan Wise Bauer's lively and engaging narrative history series, this work follows The History of the Ancient World and The History of the Medieval World.
Continuing in the same tradition of following history from a linear, global, and interconnected perspective, The History of the Renaissance World brings readers from the rediscovery of Aristotle to the conquest of Constantinople- - - 1100 to 1453. Weaving together literature, letters, and various accounts of events, readers will discover both the grand, epic events of history (The Crusader Kingdoms, the End of the Papal Monarchy) as well as the changes that affected the daily lives of individuals living during these times (the Great Famine in Europe, dislocation in Africa).
Dozens of maps provide a clear geography of great events, while timelines give the reader an ongoing sense of the passage of years and cultural interconnection.
785 pages, hardcover with dust jacket.