Angela O'DellNew Leaf Publishing / 2017 / Trade PaperbackOur Price$31.995 out of 5 stars for The World's Story Volume 1: The Ancients. View reviews of this product. 7 Reviews
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Justin5 Stars Out Of 5Great alternative.....July 7, 2020JustinQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is great alternative to "Story of the World." It's written in Charlotte Mason fashion and biblically centered. I'm excited I found this for my kids history curriculum.
April S5 Stars Out Of 5Great ResourceFebruary 28, 2019April SQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The pictures are so wonderful! it makes the reading come to life and helps with comprehension. I love the CM elements, like narration breaks, and that the book is entirely easy to custom fit your homeschooling needs. This book is rich in content and low on price so it's a definite win in my home!
A Homeschool Mom5 Stars Out Of 5The Word's Story far exceeds anything we could have anticipate!November 14, 2018A Homeschool MomQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I cannot say enough lovely things about this curriculum. I appreciated the introduction and the care taken in explaining the importance of studying ancient history. Not all students have an appreciation for this and Angela O'Dell did a fantastic job laying a foundation for the lessons.
We loved that the Bible is the ultimate guide in using this curriculum, leading students back to God continually. We're incredibly excited that we are given a full, accurate account of the world's beginning and a better understanding of God's plan for His people.
We're quite pleased with the amount, and diversity, of activities included in the curriculum. The World's Story far exceeds anything we could have anticipated. Families can expect to explore art studies, artifacts study, map work, copy work, narration, sketching, hands-on activities, timelines, "Dig Deeper" selections which include additional research prompts, and so much more!
And the best part? Everything is included in the set. No more buying of additional quiz/test books or answer keys. This set is all we needed to start our adventure in history.
nicole BTHMWashington Parish, LAAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Engaging and Amazing Text~May 30, 2018nicole BTHMWashington Parish, LAAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5When my 11 yr old started Ancient Civ this year, we also started with Genesis and creation. I wanted her to see how civilization changed, and how Christianity INFLUENCED it! And that is exactly what this book does (and OH do I wish we would have had it at the beginning of the year!)- while it keeps its focus on History, it interweaves the Christian perspective throughout the timeline, so that you have a WHOLE approach, not just 1 simple timeline, that you then have to go back and add narrative to! Your child will understand a WORLD wide perspective, not a small European based linear one!
But don't count science and archaeology out! What I TRULY love about this history text is that it INCLUDES it! In a worldview text! When it is appropriate, there are Apologetic sections, that focus on current findings, which support the bible history, as HISTORY. What kid doesn't want to find out that the bible is truth to find their science based friends who say it isn't???
The text is engaging and perfectly aimed at this age level! It gets kids THINKING and putting aside any preconceived notions they may have had. For example when my 11 yr old and I read the section about Celt migration, she was shocked to realize that the Celts had not only come OUT of central Europe, but had a massive migration. Course then she turned to me, after relooking at our DNA genealogy response and wondered just how much CELT might we actually HAVE! I LOVE any history text that can make her think and SEE connections!
In fact, that is a GOAL in this book! Each chapter has a connect section, to get kids thinking about how history relates and comes around. For the sample above, we both laughed, as those were EXACTLY the questions I had posed to her when we had studied Hammurabi early in the school year, as she had gotten so fluent in the US Constitution last year, I wanted to see if she could make those same connections, But what that means for the parent who is teaching (and who may not be the history buff that I am), you are given the means to test your child, to see if they are developing those critical thinking skills. You could even use them for a oral or written quiz grade!
And for those of us who LOVE it when curriculum crosses over multiple subjects- you also get relatable bible verses to read and discuss! This makes the bible history come so much more alive when your child reads the history text and then reads the SAME history in the bible. It's like getting a weekly bible study lesson built in! Something all of us homeschoolers love!
My daughter LOVES this text- the pictures are VERY colorful and well placed, to keep kids reading. You really don't consider them, when you look at curriculum, but even after ALL these years, I can tell you about the pictures in the 2 history books from my own pre-college studies that have stayed with me! Some were art pieces, others photographs. I think we've forgotten the impact they can make, and the ones in this book have been very well chosen! The reading level is right on par as well. She did have some word issues, but for her it was her dyslexia, and not the text. I love that by using an ebook, she can use her built in scanner for pronunciation help, and can take the book anywhere we go for studying! She's already eagerly asked me if we can use book 2 and 3, which I was happy to say "YES!" to!
This text is already available in both print and ebook form! So which ever way your kids learn best, you have a text for them! And if you buy as a set with the Teacher's Guide, you get a great discount! We LOVE this text, and your kids will too! It might even spoil them for high school history, so you might need to check out Angela's other titles too!
FYI- The teacher guide provides a full-year (36 weeks) history course with a daily schedule, worksheets, hands-on activities, research prompts and answers for all of the included work. Which means you don't have to do a whole lot to teach this course! Yeah! I would say the daily schedule would be about right as well. My kid likes block scheduling, so for us, we'd probably do 2 days a week, with her doing activity sheets in between, and testing on the second day.
KarenSan Antonio, TXAge: 25-34Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Wonderful way to learn about historyMay 23, 2018KarenSan Antonio, TXAge: 25-34Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The World's Story 1 is a wonderful ancients history curriculum. It paints such a clear picture of history with Biblical history woven throughout. I have used "christian friendly" books before but got so annoyed at the general avoidance of actual biblical history.
A major quality of this book is is ample supply of photos and artwork. Its beautifully put together. There are descriptions for each photo and gives a real look at ancient times. The book provides various sections that give the opportunity to discuss such as the narration breaks and the connect sections. My favorite sections are the "Apologetics in Archaeology". This section shows how ruins and other archaeological discoveries point to biblical history.
The World's Story is a great curriculum and I love reading it each day.
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