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  • Item #: 010992
    ISBN: 9781933339009
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    In the quest to cover a little of everything from a particular time period AND present it at a level that a younger child can understand, most elementary history texts are, well, probably just a bit lacking in the exciting and shall we say “interesting” department. At least, I found it as such when I was much younger, although it led me to do a lot of self-reading to complete the picture in the areas that interested me. Susan Wise Bauer attempts to remedy this difficulty in presenting a chronological history to the younger set using a classical approach to history. The Story of the World is structured around a text and a curriculum guide/activity book that serve as a springboard for your futher history explorations. The readings in the text provide a background of the time period covered, augmented by the use of the guide, which contains review questions, suggestions for supplemental readings, appropriate literature selections, and also map activities, coloring pages, as well as an abundance of projects that span history, art, and science that are sure to excite the student.

    The text itself serves as the starting point and backbone of each unit. Each chapter covers a particular time period, and is placed in chronological order. For example, in Volume One: Ancient Times, Chapter One begins with “The Earliest People” followed by chapters detailing periods of Egyptian, Sumarian, Jewish, Babylonian, Assyrian, Indian, Chinese, African, Egyptian, Phoenician, Greek, Persian, Native American, Roman, Christian, Celt, and Barbarian history. The book goes in strictly chronological order, so one time period of a civilization will be covered, and then a different civilization may be covered, returning to another era of the first civilization later, to encompass a significant historical event of that civilization. Each chapter is further split into smaller, more bite-sized amounts that lend themselves well to a younger attention span. The chapters are presented at a level they will understand, but at the same time, find fairly absorbing. History is presented in more of a story-type format that they will appreciate, and the author emphasizes that the book is not intended to give a complete overview of the time period, but rather to give the student a chronological order of major events and an appreciation and understanding of different cultures while presenting it in a way that will foster an enthusiasm and enjoyment of the subject matter. For example, while not every ruler of a civilization may be named, along with major accomplishments, an overview of the period highlighting important events and rulers, along with details of how the people in the civilizations lived comprise the short chapters. Mythical stories as well as historical fiction-type passages about young children from different cultures are woven into the narrative to stimulate further interest. These almost story-type chapters are meant to be read aloud to younger children, or those with reading difficulty, while good readers and older children can read or take turns reading the chapters aloud.

    When a chapter has been completely read, you and the students then turn to the curriculum manual/actvitiy guide. At the beginning of each chapter in the guide, corresponding page references are given from four recommended supplements Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, The Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World, The Usborne Book of World History, and the Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of World History. These selections further flesh out the history lessons, particularly for those periods or civilizations where less supplemental reading is available. When all the chapter reading has been accomplished, the next order of business are the reading comprehension-type review questions for each chapter section. Following the questions, the student is asked to summarize the chapter in a few sentences. The author again stresses that important facts be included in this narrative, but not necessarily every single one. A few sample narrations are also supplied for each section. The student’s narrative is then written, illustrated with his/her favorite part of the lesson. The narratives can be collected and put into a loose-leaf binder, to create the student’s own world history. After these activities have been completed, a list of readings chosen to supplement and complement the history lesson are supplied, as well as a following list of corresponding literature suggestions to further flesh out the lesson, with books telling stories from that era. Author, publisher, copyright date, and a sentence summary of each book are given for ease in locating the book.

    Now for some real hands-on work! The activities commence with “Map Work,” where a map of the appropriate area is supplied, and the student identifies and marks pertinent areas, routes, and features. The geography section is normally followed by a coloring page, highlighting some aspect of the history lesson, or some other word activity. Finally, the chapter closes with a selection of projects to do to really “get into” the featured civilization or time period. These may be arts, crafts, writing, or science projects, or just fun supplemental activities. Most require only common household supplies and art supplies such as paints & paintbrushes, boxes, newspaper and waxed paper, self-drying clay, etc. Several projects are provided for each chapter, covering a wide range of activities. These could include anything from building your own hut to making your own cunieform tablets, mummifying a chicken, brick-making, baking an African or Greek feast, purple dye, an erupting volcano, an olympic wreath, a Native American sand painting, a Roman chariot, making paper, and LOTS more. When you’ve covered the chapter content as much as is desired, move on.

    While the breadth of activities and readings may seem overwhelming or time-consuming, keep in mind that not every suggested book needs to be read, and not every single project needs to be completed. (But Mom, can’t we embalm the chicken today?) Spend as much time in an era as suits the students, pacing yourself to cover everything that is of interest. The structure of the curriculum makes it especially easy and enjoyable to use with several children in this age range, although I’m sure the older kids would love to get into it too!

    Volume One was revised in 2006 and now features more illustrations, maps, several timelines and additional parent/teacher notes. The text is paperback, and the Curriculum Guide/Activity Book is a bound paperback. - Jess

  • Item #: 011802
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  • Item #: 049578
    ISBN: 9781481403948
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    Some of the best stories are the ones that come from real people in history. One such story starts with a boy who was raised a Quaker in the Pennsylvania region before the founding of the United States. Benjamin West enjoyed painting so much he did what most would never think of doing: He made paint from clay, plants, and dirt, and fashioned paintbrushes from the tail of his cat, Grimalkin! Follow the great American writer Marguerite Henry as she traces the early years of this young man and his cat in this exciting tale. 147 pgs, pb. John

  • Item #: 042896
    ISBN: 9781600791659
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  • Item #: 019103
    ISBN: 9781557999016
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  • Item #: 014910
    ISBN: 9780152060442
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    Learn about the First Thanksgiving from Squanto's point of view. Squanto tells how he was captured by the British in 1614 and sold into slavery in Spain, but then returned to the New World several years later to become a friend and guide to the colonists. Squanto taught the colonists how to plant crops, hunt and survive in the wilderness; without his help, the first Thanksgiving would never have been possible. The book contains beautiful illustrations in earth tones, and a glossary of Native American terms appears in the back. By Joseph Bruchac. Illus. by Greg Shed. 32 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 012703
    ISBN: 9781887840675
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    We often simplify the issues the early settlers faced. We imagine the physical hardship but deemphasize all the other concerns that might have affected their lives. How does a 16-year old Joanna manage suddenly losing all her family in the raw and foreign Massachusetts of 1650? How will she adjust in this new land which clashes from the conflicting views of Puritans versus Anglican; free English versus Scottish prisoners; Native Americans versus immigrants? To survive, Joanna becomes a bond servant to the local ironworks. Will she overcome and thrive facing these years of servitude? A wonderful piece of historical fiction based on actual individuals who settled New England, incorporating their authentic customs and lifestyle. Read individually or as a read-aloud: it could spur lots of great discussion. 5.5” x 8.5”, 251 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 006550
    ISBN: 9781400320394
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    This picture book tells the incredible true story of Squanto, an English-speaking Native American. The book begins in 1608, when twelve-year-old Squanto is captured by the British. Squanto is sold into slavery in Spain, but a group of monks rescue him. The kind monks teach him English and about God. Squanto misses his family, so years later, he begins the long journey home to North America. Squanto is devastated when he learns that no one in his tribe survived a disease outbreak. But God has a plan for Squanto. When the Pilgrims arrive he acts as a liaison between the Native Americans and the Pilgrims, and the groups work together to produce a bountiful harvest, which brings the first Thanksgiving. By Eric Metaxes. 40 pgs, pb.
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  • Item #: 048507
    ISBN: 9781942968696
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    Louisiana Purchase, Lewis & Clark, Sacagawea, Rivers & Mountains, Days and Nights on the Oregon Trail, Railroad Men, and other stories.

  • Item #: 029915
    ISBN: 9780394837024
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    Discover the earliest inhabitants of North America - the Indians. This reader tells about the different tribes and their lifestyles; where they lived and their unique ways of building houses, gathering food, and other aspects of daily life. The interesting text is accompanied by gorgeous, full color illustrations on every page.

  • Item #: 022958
    ISBN: 9780486296562
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    Adapted from legends collected by a noted ethnologist in the Lake Superior region in 1839, these stories will delight lovers of Native American myths. This is a Dover republication of seven stories from American Indian Fairy Tales, with thirty illustrations and easy to read print. Authentic tales like "How Summer Came," "The Child in the Evening Star," and "Grasshopper" are included. 92 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 021505
    ISBN: 9781880114001
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    Naya Nuki is a 11-year old member of a nomadic Shoshoni tribe. One day as she and her tribe are traveling in search of food, they are attacked by an enemy tribe. Naya Nuki, her friend Sacajawea, and several other women and children are taken prisoner. Join Naya Nuki on her journey of captivity, her escape, and her survival as she searches for her people. The complete, unabridged story is also available on CD, read by the author complete with insights into his research. Running time is 206 mns.

    Check out some free downloadable resources for Naya Nuki here!

  • Item #: 010075
    ISBN: 9780590451628
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  • Item #: 000819
    ISBN: 9780064461627
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    Lois Lenski brings us the story of Mary Jemison, affectionately referred to as Molly. Molly spent the first 12 years of her life with her white family in Marsh Creek Hollow, New York. When the story begins, it is the night before Pa plans on sowing the corn. The family is seated around the dinner table when a neighbor comes to warn them of the danger of the Indians. He encourages the Jemison family to flee and avoid attack. Stubborn Pa does not listen, saying he intends to stay where he is and arise the next day to plant his corn. However, when the next day comes, Molly and her family are taken from their home and quickly led away by the Seneca. A short time into the journey, Molly is forced to go on while her family is left behind. Her mother tells her to never forget her family name, the language that they speak, and her faith. Molly does not find out that her family was killed until 2 years later. Her first year among the Seneca proves to be difficult and heartbreaking. She is renamed, "Corn Tassel" because of her beautiful yellow hair. Every day she mourns the loss of her family and goes into the woods to cry. There is no hope to escape, for she can't navigate the treacherous way home by herself. She learns the Indian ways and comes to love the Seneca. After two years, she is given the difficult decision to be sold to an Englishman and live with her kind again. She is torn because she has learned so much and has gained so much strength because of the Indians and she now loves them as family.

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  • Item #: 074190
    ISBN: 9780997796315
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    ISBN: 9780997796308
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    ISBN: 9780531230978
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    ISBN: 9780486817453
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  • Item #: 067734
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     Create a fun play area or bring your Native American studies to life with this quality teepee! Sides are constructed of durable linen in a tan color and real wood poles are used for simple construction. Tie-back doors are held open easily by hook-and-loop fasteners, and pockets allow kids to stash some treasures or necessities! Has a 45” x 45” square base and measures 72”H; includes a carry bag.

  • Item #: 067091
    ISBN: 9780399544248
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  • Item #: 066968
    ISBN: 9780635121202
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  • Item #: 066809
    ISBN: 9781425817206
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