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  • Item #: 010821
    ISBN: 9781888287028
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    V.M. Hillyer, the first headmaster of Calvert School, spent many of his school years studying only American history. Believing that studying world history would broaden children’s horizons and give them a better understanding of the world and history in general, he set about to write an understandable and comprehensive world history children could enjoy. A Child’s History of the World functions to familiarize young children with some of the countless historical events and people of significance while reading like a good story. While many of the topics touched upon may not be the most important in overall world history, they are nevertheless significant because they can be understood by a child. The subjects are covered in chronological order, from the beginning of the world through the end of the Cold War. This gives the child a linear view of world history that allows details to be filled in later. The softcover text is 432 pages in length, and is written to pique interest by asking questions throughout the text. Black and white illustrations are interspersed with the textual information to enhance the content. This book is a resource for the History Odyssey level 1 courses, and is written from a different perspective. Although references are made to God and Jesus, the first four chapters talk about how things started and cave men. His suggestion that the earth began as a spark that was thrown from the sun, cooled to a cinder and became the earth as we know it is new for me. Chapter 5 is titled “Real History Begins,” so if you’re not interested in his version of how the earth began you can begin at chapter 5 and really not miss anything of historical value.~ Donna

  • Item #: 008616
    ISBN: 9780393059762
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    Fans of Susan Wise Bauer's Story of the Worldare thankful she's writing a series for young (and not-so-young) adults. History of the Renaissance World is third in this series and tells the story of a world in transition. From the end of the First Crusade through the beginnings of our modern world, Ms. Bauer details the declining influence of the Popes even as the Inquisition seeks to assert their control; ordinary people seizing power even as kings and emperors cling to their "divine rights"; and world-changing catastrophes (ie. Little Ice Age, Great Famine, and Black Death); even as adventurous exploration opens up new worlds. Plentiful maps and illustrations accompany the distinctively readable text. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 028389
    ISBN: 9780756670795
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    This volume covers the history of the world, from the beginning through modern times (into the 21st century). While not an in-depth view, it covers all time periods and shows readers what was happening in all regions of the world. All events of note are included with brief write-ups and lots of photographs, paintings, and pictures. The text is very readable, and every page is eye-catching with full color examples of tools, weapons, historical sites, and more. Timelines are included showing events from around the world happening at concurrent times. Republished by My Father's World (with permission of DK), the first two chapters, Introduction to Human History (570MYA-40,000) and Early People (40,000-5000BC), have been removed to make it more Christian-friendly. Following chapters cover the First Civilizations (5000-1200BC), Traders and Warriors (1200-500BC), Growth of Empires (500BC-AD1), Decline of the Ancient World (1-400), Religious Worlds (400-800), New Nations (800-1000), Monks and Invaders (1000-1200), Conquest and Plague (1200-1400), Expansion of Knowledge (1400-1500), Great Rulers (1500-1600), Commerce and Colonies (1600-1700), Age of Inquiry (1700-1750), Age of Revolution (1750-1800), Independence and Industry (1800-1850), Rise of Nationalism (1850-1900), World Goes to War (1900-1919), Peace and War (1919-1946), and One World (1946-2000s). Christianity is introduced with major events like the Exodus, Christ's crucifixion and such being discussed (although usually introduced as stories with no historical evidence). Overall, this is a good look at the entire world as it has grown and changed from ancient times until today, full of fascinating facts waiting to be discovered. ~ Megan

  • Item #: 041239
    ISBN: 9780393059748
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    Have you found yourself wishing that the information found in Story of the World was available for an older student, or maybe for yourself? Well, now it is! Corresponding to the time period covered by SOTW, Vol. 1 and written by Susan Wise Bauer in her highly readable style, this is a "grown-up" version suitable for older students and parents. Accompanying the text are maps and timelines, even a few photos. This book just begs to be read. I started reading the section on Spartacus and soon found myself enthralled with the details of the Gladiator Wars. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 029788
    ISBN: 9781595230898
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    In the spirit of the Patriot's History of the United States, these two volumes tout American exceptionalism as the U.S. took its place on the world stage as a superpower. Authors Larry Schweikart and Dave Dougherty give us insights into three themes: 1) the competing ideologies that vied for dominance in American society and politics, termed Progressivism and Constitutionalism; 2) the rise of American global power, with the corresponding decline of European influence; and, 3) the rise of new non-Western powers challenging the U.S. for world leadership.

    The authors believe that America is exceptional in that it has possessed 4 characteristics that propelled it to greatness: Protestant Christianity, common law, a free-market capitalist economy, and the sanctity of private property. Great Britain at one time embraced these same principles, which, not coincidentally, happened to be during its time of greatest world influence. These "pillars of democracy" have been the cornerstone of America's success and will determine its future status in the world.

    Volume I covers the period from 1898 (Spanish-American War) through 1945. The book is broken into 5 lengthy chapters that cover pre-WW I, WW I, post-WW I through 1929; the 1930's, and WW II. Each chapter begins with brief highlights of the years covered. The text is informative and engaging, which is a good thing because graphics are non-existent, except for the occasional map. You will appreciate the writing style and content, particularly if you believe that the U.S. has achieved like no other country. The book is 427 pages of text, with another 63 pages devoted to footnotes and index.

    The 20th century has been called the American century. Reading through these two volumes will show why. If we continue to embrace the principles that made us a great country, America can continue to be a force for good in the world. ~ Bob

  • Item #: 021318
    ISBN: 9781584740315
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    More stories of boys who overcome incredible obstacles to achieve success and honor. Hans Anderson, Samuel Morse, Robert Fulton, and Joseph Haydn are just a few of the boys covered in this motivational book.

  • Item #: 008797
    ISBN: 9780890511558
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  • Item #: 026871
    ISBN: 9780310344131
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    JRR Tolkien wrote, "The wide world is about you: you can fence yourself in, but you cannot forever fence it out." Children are never too young to be introduced to the fascinating world outside their neighborhood. Beginning with a vision for understanding the global culture in light of state of our world today, the author provides appealing ideas for families to bring cultures into their home.

    In the Power of a Story section, she explains that powerful stories reflect real life struggles of right and wrong, help our children develop compassion, and inspire our character to grow. She also provides tips on including reading as a natural part of family life. The 2nd part of the book focuses on reading lists by location (Africa, Europe, Asia, Middle East, North America, Latin America, and Australia/Oceania and Polar Regions) and age group (4-6, 6-8, 8-10 and 10-12 years). Reading lists include short descriptions and notations about religious content. The recommendations in this book will bring a fresh enthusiasm to your Geography studies! Index of titles in back for easy reference. 226 pgs. SC. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 062897
    ISBN: 9780938978497
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    …A Look at Languages from A to Z. Colorful illustrations introduce children to exotic locations around the world. Your travel host is Kate, the daughter in a missionary family, and her parrot friend Mack. Learn about places, languages, animals, religions, tribes, clothing and more fun facts. Add this to any geography unit study, or a unit on missionaries or world cultures! It's also just a fun read! I think a 2nd grader could read this alone, but a 5th grader would enjoy the story too. Some of the exotic locales include Arop, Bwisi, Catalan (sign language), Daakaka, Eastern Apurimac Quecha, Farefare, Ge and more all in alphabetical order until you get to Zinza! I love the stories about Kate's family traveling and sharing the love of God. sc, 104 pp, 10" x 8" ~ Sara

  • Item #: 013796
    ISBN: 9780830857821
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    Want a great resource to help introduce your children to some of the countries and people groups throughout the world? This book, in each two page spread, will do just that! Our introduction to Hazara, for example, had the following: a history telling us that the Hazara people are descendants of Genghis Khan's army, a piece on life in Hazarajat (the region in Afghanistan where the Hazara live), color photographs of people and places, a factfile containing facts about where Hazaras live and how many there are in the world, a story about a Hazara refugee who became a Christian convert, two maps, a Did You Know? piece on the religion of the Hazara, a list of things we can thank God for (one item on the list was the Christian radio programs in Dari, a language most Hazara people know) and a list of things we should ask God for. Other people we learn about include Gypsies, New Zealanders, Azerians, Greecians, Jolas, Refugees and Street Children (in general), and Uruguayans etc. While reading about terrible cruelties and conditions in other countries, the book still maintains an amazing optimism as it shares answered prayers in various countries and faith in God. 221 pgs, pb. ~ Genevieve

  • Item #: 025674
    ISBN: 9780763669256
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       Travel around the world in graphic novel style with three true stories of Thomas Stevens, Nellie Bly, and Joshua Slocum. These three world travelers found their inspiration in Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days, and their stories are made more readable by Matt Phelan’s comic-book style presentation. Thomas Stevens rode a high-wheeled bicycle around the world, Nellie Bly broke the record of Phileas Fogg by traveling around the world in 72 days, and Joshua Slocum sailed around the world in a sloop. Read this as a follow-up to Around the World in 80 Days, or just enjoy the journeys of these three adventurous souls in this 235-page, paperback book. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 069787
    ISBN: 9781581348293
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    Lively and engaging overview of the personalities and events that comprise what historians call the Protestant Reformation in Europe. Readers will learn how the biblical truths and ideals of this great historical movement helped to shape the direction of many European countries, and also lay the political, religious, and cultural foundation for much of the Western world. The author, Stephen J. Nichols manages to make this study both scholarly as well as interesting. 150 pgs, pb. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 064703
    ISBN: 9781576584132
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  • Item #: 046422
    ISBN: 9781599150147
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  • Item #: 038846
    ISBN: 9780692382486
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    The story of a young woman who dedicated her life to having the Word of God recorded in as many languages as possible so those from many lands could hear the truth of Scripture.

     

  • Item #: 037770
    ISBN: 9781584695196
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    Children will discover mountain systems all over the world and the animals that inhabit them. Through torn paper artwork and lyrical text, children will travel to the Andes in South America, the Minshan and Himalayan Mountains in Asia, the Alps in Europe, Blue Mountains in Australia, Virunga Mountains in Africa, the Alaska Range and Rocky Mountains in North America, and more. Oh, the animals you will meet in every place! The text can be sung to the tune of "Over in the Meadow" and information about the animals in the story (and those hidden) is found in the back of the book. Children will want to read this book over and over, just to sing the lyrics and find the hidden nuances on each page. 32 pgs., p/b. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 031454
    ISBN: 9780996998659
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    Gather your children together and enjoy this delightful collection of animal poems and short stories from beloved author, Emma Serle. Originally published in 1918, this reprint retains the charming black and white illustrations and content that appeals to both boys and girls.

    Sections are divided into flesh eating animals and plant eating animals. In the first section, cats, dogs, seals and sea lions and bears are introduced. The second section focuses on gnawers (beavers, squirrel etc.), the monkey family, thick skinned animals (elephant), cud chewers and the horse family. At the conclusion of each animal chapter, you will find an overview essay of the animal group. While the book of the book references, "All God's creatures His glory do reveal" no Christian content is noted in the stories and poems. Wonderful family read aloud or to engage a reluctant reader for read aloud practice. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 006198
    ISBN: 9780964380325
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    Spanning events over a period of about 3,000 years, it focuses on the lifetime of Augustus Caesar, culminating in the birth of Christ. Told as a story, but filled with historical facts and events, it helps bring this period to life. 334 pages, paperback.

  • Item #: 050379
    ISBN: 9780195178449
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    Weaving together primary sources containing eyewitness accounts, original writings, detailed maps and numerous colorful illustrations; this is not your typical Middle Ages History text. In fact, you may quickly agree that this book breathes new life into world history! Beginning with an introduction to the "cast of characters" students are quickly transported back in time as the storyline unravels revealing this pivotal time period that is crucial to understanding our own times. The history of the Middle Ages is one of believers and barbarians, popes and peasants, competing empires and unforgettable leaders. It also the story of the fall of the Roman Empire, invasion of the Huns, the rise of feudalism, and the reign of plunder brought by the Vikings. But it is also a story of faith: Augustine and Aquinas, Francis of Assisi, Joan of Arc, and the Crusaders; the spread and reform of religious institutions; expansions of trade and city life, the rise of regional empires and local feudal regimes and the revolutionary advances in science and technology. Engaging writing, abundant illustrations and a detailed timeline all flow together to create a telling of history that will delight teens and adults alike. Recommended for the Beautiful Feet Medieval History Literature guide, this book would be a valuable asset to any study of the Middle Ages. Hc, 189 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 067464
    ISBN: 9780986189937
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    Add on to your ancient world curriculum or provide a framework to build your familys study. This interesting little collection of rhymes that walks through history can be either. From rhymes like, Herodotus, Herodotus, Please tell us!; Why were you the Father of History? to Pompeii, Pompeii, Theres no way! these lines span recorded history from Creation to early A.D. Rome. While they are not great works of poetic art, they nevertheless serve to highlight significant events and provide mnemonic devices. Fill-in-the-blank worksheets of the rhymes serve as reinforcement. Biographical terms, in the form of timeline figures (1.5 2) with brief biographical information can be used either as a resource/reference for the rhymes or as a separate timeline activity. A series of Biography Tests based on the terms (with accompanying tests with answers filled in) is also provided. Recommended reading suggestions for three grade groupings (K-3; 4-8; and 9-12) round out the resource. 125 pg, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 064407
    ISBN: 9780805087529
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      As a boy, Edward Hopper knew exactly what he wanted to be when he grew up: an artist. He painted everyday scenes, even when nobody bought his paintings. This story is one of following your dreams with resilience and determination. The author tells of the artist’s adventures in New York and Paris, and back to his home near the Hudson River. It is illustrated in the style of Hopper with simple, serene images. He marries another artist and together they paint city and country scenes. His work gained popularity and was shown in galleries and museums. Though it is biographical, I love how this book is written as a story. You really get a sense of the artist as a person. Add this to a study on American art, American history or a study on world artists. Hopper really shows America as it was in his lifetime (1882-1967.) Hc, 10” x 10” with jacket. ~Sara

     

  • Item #: 040059
    ISBN: 9781936208012
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    As the mom of a budding zoologist, I quickly found that most of the books we read covered the same information…oh, there may have been variations in content or images, but the animal species were nearly identical. I felt like we were always studying the same things. If you ever felt the same way with your little zoologist, I think you will be pleased with this excellent resource. From a Christian perspective, this book introduces children to some of God's unusual animal and plant creations found within nature.

    Written and photographed by a father and son missionary team, the chapters are beautifully photographed and well-written. As a visual learner, I really appreciate how each of the topical chapters is color-coded, meaning that individual life forms studied are presented on uniquely colored pages. The information is presented in a story format and ranges from 3-7 pages per specimen. You and your children will be captivated reading about the Northern Potoo, Jabiru storks, black howler monkeys, monkey-faced orchids (yes - there really is such a flower), the poison dart frog, the Indian piper, the cacao tree, weasel and much more. Scripture references, observations about the marvelous design of our God and scientific names offer a refreshing look our Father's world. Magnificently illustrated with full color photographs, the entire family will be eager to learn more about God's creation. HC. 149 pgs. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 025002
    ISBN: 9780060850524
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    A satirical novel about the future. Author Aldous Huxley philosophizes about the direction that society and the human race is headed (written back in 1932). The story is not one that leaves much hope for mankind. Certainly, as far as a Christian perspective is concerned, the author's postulations are very hard to read about because of their very strange combination of totalitarian government and ever-present feel-good drugs and sex. Throughout his life, Huxley read a lot about mysticism, and it comes through in his writings. Please note: We are stocking this book only because it is a recommended resource for other items in our catalog, not because we consider it a wholesome novel. 259 pgs, pb. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 008807
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    Winner of the 2014 Creative Child Puzzle of the Year award, this wooden puzzle is all about creating exciting dinosaur stories. Most of the puzzle itself is put together in the same style of other puzzles—jigsaw pieces that attach in one particular way. But certain round pieces have a hole in them, allowing dinosaurs to stand and rotate in any direction. This allows kids to set up a landscape with different scenery and dinosaurs in it each time, in addition to adding and removing dinos as their story calls for it. These dinosaurs can even be taken out with their stand and used on their own outside of the puzzle. Activity suggestions and information cards are also included to help educate kids (and perhaps some adults!) on dinosaurs. Includes a Brontosaurus, Oviraptor, Parasaur, Pterodactyl, Spinosaurus, Stegosaurus, T-Rex, and a Triceratops, in addition to some scenery and a canvas bag for simple storage. 15” x 11” x 6”.

  • Item #: 031188
    ISBN: 9781933339177
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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 #: 010993
    ISBN: 9781933339054
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  • Item #: 041241
    ISBN: 9781933339139
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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 #: 031207
    ISBN: 9780972860352
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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