1. The Story of the World, 4 Volume Set
    The Story of the World, 4 Volume Set
    Susan Wise Bauer
    Well-Trained Mind Press / Trade Paperback
    $43.99 Retail: $71.80 Save 39% ($27.81)
    3.5 Stars Out Of 5 5 Reviews
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  1. 1 Stars Out Of 5
    The Story of the World, 4 Volume Set
    August 28, 2017
    Quality: 1
    Value: 3
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    I gave one star for POOR (which is the minimun) but actually is well written and seems fun to read. I was very excited to use it for home-school and be open, like always to discuss with my kids anything that doesn't seem accurate, I decide to read ahead and was in shock!!! Volume 2 In the Chapter 6 and 7 page 67 to 80 "The rise of Islam" "Mohamed flees to Medina" 'The Koran Islam Holly Book"' Spread of Islam" It describes Mohamed as a really nice man that only wanted to do what was right and help the poor , then describes the message from God that he received from the Angel Gabriel, which made him a prophet...then the Koran, the Islam Holy book was written based on the 5 pillars of Faith, Prayer, Giving, Fasting and Pilgrimage and how Islam ended up spreading all the way to India and North Africa... ZERO mention or even suggestion of the the real FACTS and teachings of Mohamed and Koran, even found in secular history books; convert or kill... At least in this part of History TOTALLY INACCURATE and MISLEADING particularly for kids!!!
  2. Macon, GA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    February 19, 2013
    Cathy Kaplan
    Macon, GA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    My daughter has listened to all of these audios and LOVES them. She has learned so much from them that I would not have had time to teach her. We used them as a supplement to our Classical Conversations Timeline curriculum. Well worth the money.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    April 23, 2009
    "Story of the World" is a four volume set of "storybooks" which tell the story of world history from the time of the nomads to events in the 20 century. To accompany the four volume set there is an audio version recorded by actor Jim Wiess and activity books to enhance your studies. The books are labeled for Grades 1-8. However based on our experience and the content of the series I would recommend using the set as follows: Volume 1 Grade 5, Volume 2 Grade 6, Volume 3 Grade 7 and Volume 4 Grade 8. I would highly recommend V.M. Hillyer's classic "A Child's History of the World" for children in Grades 1-4.
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    January 12, 2009
    Marla Smith
    I recommend The Story of the World. While these books aren't perfect, they are still WAY better than most out there. We teach history with the Bible as the primary source and these books are a good supplement.Yes, there are some issues. On the very first page, these sentences appear: "A good history narrative is as strange and wonderous as a good fairytale. Kings, queens, mummies, wooden horses, knights and castles can be as fascinating as giants and elves - but they really existed!" Christians know that giants really DID exist. I expect my children to notice this discrepency (they did!) and it leads to great discussion.On the other hand, if you try to teach history from a book that is wall-to-wall lies (most of the alternatives), then the discussion becomes more exhausting, less fun, and downright defensive. I still recommend these books; we love them and I think you'll agree. Teach your children to explore sources, find the truth, and to check facts always...no matter WHO wrote something. You'll get more out of the books than just facts.
  5. 1 Stars Out Of 5
    March 7, 2008
    I agree it is a nice idea, but in Chapter 7 of The Ancients (the first book,) they take a lot of non-biblical liberty with the stories. They say that Abraham's father died, then God called him to leave. In the Bible, his father lived several years after Abraham left him. Also they include Benjamin as one of the brothers that made fun of Joseph before he was sold into slavery. These things are just plainly not the case in the Bible. I wrote to tell them about these issues, and of course they never wrote back because the workbooks and activities are all based on these untruths and it would clearly mess up publishing. Makes me wonder what else they got wrong. We have pretty much put this book down because I just don't trust it's validity.
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