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  • Item #: 040707
    ISBN: 9781933339092
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    Volume Two picks up where Story of the World Volume One left off, and it tells the fascinating story of the “Dark Ages,” from the fall of Rome through the Renaissance. This volume has been written very similarly to the other also, with a very readable text, appropriate for young children, told in a clear and engaging style. Each of the many chapters is relatively short, and broken up into smaller chunks that are the perfect length for curling up together and reading aloud. Also like the preceding book, this story of history doesn’t limit itself to a dry, white-bread-without-the-crusts retelling of a primarily European history, instead it is a rich, whole wheat blend of European, Indian, Chinese, Australian, Arabic, Japanese, Jewish, Mongolian, Turkish, African, Russian, and American history during the period, providing the young student with a much more complete view of what was going on all around the world during that intriguing time period. To cover every event in each of these diverse histories would take a whole library, however, and just as Susan Wise Bauer tells us in her first volume, use this volume as a springboard to more detailed readings about any events that you and the children find interesting and want to learn more about. A timeline and an index are included at the back.

    Like its predecessor, the Activity Book corresponds chapter-by-chapter with the text from the Story of the World readings, and the sections and activities are well-organized and easy to implement. Each chapter begins with review questions for the book. Narration exercises are also included, so that the child may write or dictate to you a summary of what they learned. A list of books for additional reading follows, each with a concise summary and an approximate reading level to help you find those most appropriate for your child’s ability and interest. Corresponding literature, consisting of more "story-like" volumes such as cultural tales and myths are also featured to liven up your history reading, lending a little more interest to those lovers of fiction. An excellent range of activities follow the reading lists, including map work, a coloring page, and projects, which include art, crafts, games, and other more "involved" activities. An abundance of opportunities for "beyond-the-book" learning about here, but as the author mentioned in the activity book for Vol. 1, you should not feel pressured to read every book and complete every activity - history studied in this manner should be a fun and enjoyable journey for all involved, not an endless checklist of items you "have to" complete to pass a test. These courses lend themselves very well to family study, and a lot of the activities would be much more enjoyable with at least a couple siblings or friends. Fortunately, Susan Wise Bauer has anticipated this, and has denoted chosen activities with a "C" to highlight its use as a good co-op or classroom activity. All in all, this looks like an very well-rounded, extremely enjoyable, and solidly chronological approach to history

    The text is available spiral-bound in the first edition or in paperback or hardcover in the revised version. the Activity Book is a bound paperback and is the revised version.

  • Item #: 042048
    ISBN: 9781892427083
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  • Item #: 041241
    ISBN: 9781933339139
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  • Item #: 000733
    ISBN: 9780528014475
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    A comprehensive presentation of the major periods of world history in over 100 pages of full-color maps. Large maps cover Early and Ancient Civilization, Middle Ages, Early and Modern Times, Rise of Modern Europe, World in Conflict and the Contemporary World. See how the world has changed across the centuries, and trace the rise and fall of civilizations as land was claimed, conquered, and conceded.

  • Item #: 041242
    ISBN: 9781933339122
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    An unabridged audio recording of the text, read by Jim Weiss. Set includes 9 CDs with a total of 11 hours of running time.

  • Item #: 025852
    ISBN: 9781939394026
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  • Item #: 012013
    ISBN: 9780141329383
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    This complete and unabridged classic tale by Roger Green will bring the great English legend to life. Robin Hood is a champion for the poor and oppressed against the cruel Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham. Hiding out in Sherwood Forest, he emerges time and time again to outwit his enemies and rob from the rich to give to the poor. Several black and white sketches illustrate the book. 295 pgs.

  • Item #: 002083
    ISBN: 9780794537524
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      Another Usborne hit! Introduce your children to classical music and composers in this beautifully illustrated reference book. Learn about the first composers, Renaissance Court and Church, Monteverdi, Music at the French Royal Court, Purcell, Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Gluck, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Berlioz, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Wagner, Verdi, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Romantic Music in Russia, Dvorak, Mahler, Debussy, Bartók, and Stravinsky.

      This is a 32-page, hardcover book full of illustrations, photos, and snippets of information – just the right amount for an introduction to music history and appreciation. QR Codes are found on fifteen of the pages that when scanned will take you to a music sample by some of the composers – this is a great addition to the content of this book. If you don’t have a QR reader on your smart phone or tablet, you can still hear all of the samples by going to Usborne.com/quicklinks, and type in the title of this book. No CDs to keep track of, the music is just a scan and click away. All of the information about the QR codes and quicklinks is found in the back. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 047133
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  • Item #: 045087
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    Professor Noggin's Card Games are known for their interesting facts in a variety of subjects. Now kids and adults alike can test their knowledge in a wide array of art history topics including artists, art movements (ie: Impressionists, the Renaissance, Baroque, etc.), techniques & materials, and more. Please note that some illustrations such as Michelangelo's sculpture David and fresco Creation of Adam may contain nudity. –Enh

  • Item #: 045029
    ISBN: 9780981856667
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  • Item #: 065407
    ISBN: 9780761160946
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    Covers prehistory, first civilizations, Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation, Age of Exploration, Revolution and Enlightenment, Era of Imperialism, world conflict, post WWII to 2015.

  • Item #: 034727
    ISBN: 9780393320978
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    In this edition, the 3100+ lines of the poem are presented side-by-side in Old English and modern English. The highly readable, modern translation is done by author Seamus Heaney, the 1995 laureate for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Heaney also writes the introduction, which provides historical background and some analysis of the poem. - Anh

  • Item #: 018535
    ISBN: 9780141321011
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    Relive the famous legends of King Arthur and his Knights in this book. The medieval stories include tales of honor, bravery, battles, and adventures. Black and white drawings illustrate the book.

  • Item #: 015124
    ISBN: 9780865303720
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    Covers prehistory, ancient civilizations (Mesopotamia, Egypt, Mediterranean, India, China, Americas, Greece, Rome), the feudal system, the Crusades, Renaissance, Industrial Revolution, imperialism, slavery, WW I, WW II, the Holocaust, United Nations, the Cold War, communism, Vietnam War, and major world events.
  • Item #: 012235
    ISBN: 9780688161552
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    Leonardo Da Vinci completed many wonderful works of art in his lifetime, but did you know that he had a habit of leaving projects unfinished? Even the pope of his time was annoyed with him because of this bad habit! This book gives us a very thorough look into his life, from his birth in 1452 to his death in 1519. It walks step-by-step through his early life in the country, first apprenticeship, struggling career, many inventions, and his fascination with learning. The book has 44 pages of staggered text and brilliant illustrations. Also scattered throughout the pages are small samplings and sketches from Da Vinci's famous notebooks, portraying his original ideas and inventions. - Melissa

  • Item #: 006624
    ISBN: 9780794508159
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    If a picture is worth a thousand words, these are worth a million! Profusely illustrated with lively, but sparse, text, this volume would appeal greatly to a visual learner. The cutaway diagrams, maps and timeline features are very helpful. Like the first edition Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World, most pages incorporate a timeline of events during the period covered on the page-spread. A bottom of the page timeline shows in shaded color the period covered. Medieval World goes from 500 AD to 1500, beginning with the destruction of the Roman Empire and ending with the birth of the Renaissance. Very attractive overviews that your children will read for fun (and pick up a lot of history along the way).

  • Item #: 069595
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  • Item #: 060665
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    Check out this deck of real playing cards with a musical enhancement. The four suits each represent a different musical style period: Renaissance (spades), Baroque (clubs), Classical (diamond) and Romantic (hearts, of course). Each of the 13 cards of a suit highlights a different composer from that musical era, including an image, birth/death dates, cities, and a brief description of their lives and major compositions. The Jokers contain a brief outline of each musical period. A fun way to learn while you wait for your turn! 2.5" x 3.5". ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 059029
    ISBN: 9781893103504
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    The literature of a time period is always one of our best sources of information. This is especially true about a long ago time period like the medieval centuries. These are the stories that have withstood the test of time – and translation – and appeal. This anthology – edited by Rebecca Berg Manor (daughter of Beautiful Feet author, Rea Berg) – provides us with an excellent (and manageable) cross-section of literature that traces medieval culture from the beginnings of Christendom to the Age of Exploration. Selections, organized by type of literature, include excerpts from Augustine's Confessions (Early Christian), Deeds of Charlemagne (Romanesque) Battle of Brunanburh (Old English), Song of Roland (Arthurian), Song of the Creatures (Late Latin), Divine Comedy (Dante). Used as a Senior High resource for Beautiful Feet's Medieval History: A Literature Approach, this is a good reference/resource book for any high school world history course. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 058576
    ISBN: 9780692021729
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    Please note: at some points in the narration, music has been added behind the author's voice, but non-musical versions are also available for download on the publisher's website.

  • Item #: 055586
    ISBN: 9780448479859
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  • Item #: 050322
    ISBN: 9780763672973
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    Well known as one of the greatest heroic poems in Old English, Beowulf recounts the tales and adventures of the character with the same moniker. In the first adventure, Beowulf, a young nobleman from southern Sweden, comes to the aid of the King of Denmark by fighting the monster Grendel. In the second tale, after 50 years of peaceful rule, Beowulf is called upon to fight the dragon that has been terrorizing his country. Thought to be written sometime between the late 7th and early 11th centuries, the original author is unknown.

  • Item #: 043363
    ISBN: 9780977859726
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  • Item #: 043021
    ISBN: 9781892427076
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  • Item #: 029199
    ISBN: 9781894666022
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    The Protestant Church in Spain rose and fell under the eye of the Roman Catholic Church. This story is a historical account of the Protestant Church in Spain, including the parade and execution of "heretics" often occurring at Seville. This story is historically accurate, with only the personal history of brothers Juan and Carlos and their family fictionalized as a medium for telling the story. 326 pages. Zach
  • Item #: 027274
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    Features the work of Fra Angelico, Botticelli, da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael. Some nudity ("Birth of Venus," "The Last Judgment," "Albe Madonna," and "The Triumph of Galatea").

  • Item #: 014775
    ISBN: 9780395329207
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    Accompany Lord Kevin to his newly-acquired lands in northwest Wales. The rebellious Welsh do not recognize the authority of the English king, so a castle will be necessary to stake his claim on the land. A Caldecott Honor book.

  • Item #: 006402
    ISBN: 9781882514106
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    The next in the Greenleaf history series, covering the period from 1300-1550. Biographical sketches of over 30 of the most important people of this period include chapters on Petrarch, Giotto, the Medici, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Dürer, Thomas More, Erasmus, Wycliff, Hus, Luther, Calvin, Zwingli, Menno Simons, Tyndale and Knox. 75+ black and white illustrations.

  • Item #: 006237
    ISBN: 9781893103559
    Retail: $21.95
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    From 500 A.D. to 1530 A.D., this literature approach to history takes students through the medieval period via some of the best classic and historic literature available. Students read works by classic authors such as Shakespeare, Chaucer, and Sir Walter Scott. They learn about heroic figures of the time like Wycliffe, Tyndale, Joan of Arc, Luther, Saladin and more. This one-year course has been revised and the publishers have broken the study into two guides; one for intermediate/junior high grades, and one for high school. The guides are now full-color. The Intermediate/Junior High guide features 35 weekly lessons with reading assignments, mapping activities, research and discussion topics, hands-on and craft suggestions, vocabulary lists and more.

    Resources for each guide are listed below; if a resource is used in both levels, it is marked with an (*).'