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  • Item #: 034367
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    This set includes the first five audios from the Heritage of Our Country Album. With two 30-minute stories per disc, you'll hear the stories of Columbus planning his voyage, the early Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving, the story of the US flag, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln giving the Gettysburg Address and an additional Lincoln-themed story. An entertaining way to learn about early American history. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 006418
    ISBN: 9780199744398
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    At first glance you might not expect a collection of short stories to be a cultural statement but look again! As the editor of this compilation explains "the change (in American short stories since the early nineteenth century) has been gradual from a literature that assumed a singular general, homogenous audience educated in the classics, the Christian Bible, even (possibly) in Latin and Greek, to numerous particularized audiences that may have very little in common except the English language." She further notes that the rise of the internet, online blogging, and online publication of writing has added a sort of chaos to the American literary scene. So, this collection of short stories represents both the historical short story icons but also selections from young and emerging writers and, additionally, some "retrievals" from past writers that weren't previously included. Arranged chronologically in terms of publication date, reading through these stories will provide a glimpse into the intricacies of our diverse American culture. Be aware, though, that some authors/stories might push you out of your comfort zone. 870 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 027873
    ISBN: 9781600790348
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    Bravest One, The Emerald Violin, We Bixby's Stick Together, Betsy's Peanut Butter Manna, All Things for Andrew, A Sheaf of Grain, The Raven and the Ring, Little Em, Fanny Crosby, The Gunner Wore Petticoats and Johann Sebastian Bach.

  • Item #: 061444
    ISBN: 9780310546511
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    Be inspired through the extra-ordinary life story of a poor, struggling learner, from humble roots of poverty to Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at John Hopkins Medical Center. Weaving together childhood struggles, the challenges and successes of medical residency and various pediatric case studies, you and your teens will laugh and cry as you share in the journey of Dr. Carson’s struggle to overcome the odds. A wonderful example to remind ourselves of the value of hard work, a loving parent and faith in God. 240 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 060632
    ISBN: 9780925279729
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    Originally printed in 1890, this little book includes 21 big lessons for building character. Topics include truth, obedience, industry, honesty, fidelity, justice, politeness, duties at school, duties to playmates, benevolence, duties to 'dumb' creatures, treatment of enemies, profanity, conscience, conscientiousness, duty to parents, forgiveness, gratitude, purity, repentance and duty to God (in that order). Following each character trait are several open-ended questions sure to lead to wonderful discussions with your young adults. 5" x 7", 127 pp, sc. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 037524
    ISBN: 9781600790393
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    Mystery of the Open Window, Celestrina's Miracle, Woman of Small Importance, Mystery of the Disappearing Hole and 9 more stories.

  • Item #: 048532
    ISBN: 9781929756292
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    Beginning with the early exploration/colonization and ending with the Civil War, these stories, poems, and songs will give your children a thorough education of our nation's early roots. This MP3-CD contains 200 recordings covering the French and Indian War, tales from the Revolutionary times, sectional differences leading to the Civil War, and the secession and the close of the Civil War. Although recorded as the audio presentation (unabridged) of American History Stories Volumes I-IV, reprinted by Yesterday's Classics, you would not need the books to be able to learn American History from these audios. Over 14 hours.

  • Item #: 027874
    ISBN: 9781600790355
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    George Washington, Henry Ford, Honey Creek Heroine, The Autograph (John Hancock), Special Strength, The Most Important Treasure, The Good Neighbor, Sandy's Singing, Bread on the Waters (Louisa May Alcott) and The Clock Struck Ten.

  • Item #: 027875
    ISBN: 9781600790362
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    Robert E. Lee, Johnny Appleseed, The Darling Locomotive Chase, Sacagawea, The Girl Astronomer, and Precious Burdens/Part-Time Indian.

  • Item #: 027876
    ISBN: 9781600790379
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    The Lady of Longpoint, A Dog Named Bear, Elizabeth Blackwell, Jamie, Where Are You? /Giving Love Away, Gold Medal Twins/ Sara, Special Kid, Grandma Miller's Farm, A New Little Kid, The Yellow Fever Fighter, Lost, The Brown Van and God Bless.

  • Item #: 037526
    ISBN: 9781600790409
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    Paul Revere, Eli Whitney, Mary Jemison, Sybil Ludington, Lucretia Mott, and the Pony Express.

  • Item #: 027877
    ISBN: 9781600790386
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    Sojourner Truth, Hudson Taylor, John Newton and Eleanor Roosevelt.

  • Item #: 046093
    ISBN: 9780486270609
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    Nathaniel Hawthorne was a 19th Century New England writer known for his suspenseful tales. This book contains seven of Hawthorne's best short stories, including Young Goodman Brown, Dr. Heidegger's Experiment, and The Birthmark. 111 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

    Bob Phillips specializes in good, clean jokes the whole family can enjoy. If you're looking for a lot of laughs, check out one of these joke books for an entertaining read.

  • Item #: 061271
    ISBN: 9781609589080
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    Whether or not you're an American Girl fan, you'll enjoy this book if you love solving mysteries. Follow a modern day Marie Cantu as she solves whodunits with an emphasis on identifying logical red herrings. Once readers solve each case and confirm correct results, they open a detective's door located in the front and back covers. Stories involve Marie and her group of friends and span the seasons. Each of the 34 stories is 2-3 pages and includes full-color illustrations. 6.5"x 8", 127 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 043864
    ISBN: 9780140309287
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    This book contains the fanciful stories of eight legendary men of the early American frontier. Young and old alike will enjoy the exciting, if slightly exaggerated, tales of Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, Stormalong, Mike Fink, Davy Crockett, Johnny Appleseed, John Henry, and Joe Magarac. 112 pgs, pb ~ Rachel P.

  • Item #: 047958
    ISBN: 9781600791475
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    Mice In the Ice Box (Theodore Roosevelt), Teedie Grows Up, The Western Adventure, Man of Courage, The Youngest President, Man Of Vision, The River Of Doubt, Roentgen's Ray, Fleming's Mysterious Ring, Florey, Chain and the Magical Mold (The story of Penicillin), I Love Mathematics!, and The Schoolchildren's Blizzard.

  • Item #: 019474
    ISBN: 9781893103412
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    Perhaps this text was part of my elementary education. The timing fits – and it would explain why the events lovingly memorialized in this publication are still firmly planted in my memory. First published in 1955 and now republished by Beautiful Feet, utilizing the historical accuracy and storytelling ability of Earl Schenck Miers and the amazing illustrations of James Daugherty (full-color, inked drawings), this book takes the reader through tales of adventure, heroism, and patriotism. From Leif's Viking boat explorations of the northeastern coastline to the atom bomb's close to the second World War, you will read about everything in between – explorers, founders, soldiers, adventurers, settlers, inventors, statesmen, educators, and many more – in the fifty stories that make up this 315 pg, paperback book. A worthy addition to your home library or ideal for any literature-based history course or unit study, the author himself sums up its scope: "…everywhere signs of the greatness of God. It is indeed the one truth in which we all believe. It is indeed our richest heritage." ~ Janice

  • Item #: 022476
    ISBN: 9781930953161
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    In reference to telling a successful joke or story you often hear, "It's all in the presentation," meaning that people will be interested or enjoy these things if the person telling them is an interesting, good storyteller. That saying captures the Artner's view of teaching and learning American history - children will enjoy history if it is presented to them in an interesting way. The basis of this guide is that learning American history is both more effectively and enjoyably done through reading children's history books rather than a history text. Although simple, this is a somewhat unique idea in many classrooms today. Many parents occasionally supplement with historical readers, either nonfiction or fiction, but few discard the history text and rely on these valuable resources completely. However, as the Artner family sees it, this is by far the best way to engage children in the history of our country. Through reading well-written, factual stories of the times and people of our nation as opposed to a dull textbook, children will truly enjoy history and have a better knowledge of our country's past. To this end, they have created this helpful guide to share their extensive knowledge of great children's history books. Divided into eight historical periods, units cover exploration and settlement (c. 1000-1775), the Colonial period (1607-1775), the War of Independence and the new government (1775-1789), national development and westward expansion (1790-1877), Civil War and reconstruction (1861-1877), Industrial Revolution and the rise of American world leadership (1878-1918), boom, depression and World War II (1919-1945), and the American century (1946-present). For each unit, parents are provided with a basic facts sheet to briefly introduce the era. This sheet includes important chronological dates and events of that time; notable people, places, and topics for reading; inventions and innovations of the time; important documents; and famous phrases. The Artner's also strongly suggest using Everything You Need to Know About American History Homework in conjunction with this text, citing page numbers of that book to read in introduction to each era and referencing history activity ideas from the same. The second teacher page for each unit holds history topics which should be covered according to E.D. Hirsch's books, What Your __ Grader Needs to Know, as well as ideas for optional fun activities relating to the topics read about. The last portion of each unit contains the reading list. Here you will find the titles and authors of what the Artner's believe to be the best children's history books. These books are divided by in print or easily found, out of print, autobiographies, advanced reading, historical fiction, and poetry, prose and song. The teacher's guide section at the front of the book offers information on selecting good history books and using this guide and provides a step-by-step schedule for teaching each unit. Helpful tips for finding any out-of-print treasures are shared at the back of the book. America has a naturally interesting story - don't squelch it with a boring retelling! ~ Steph

  • Item #: 051756
    ISBN: 9781926818924
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    Courage, conflict, hope and catastrophe, adventures, missteps and new beginnings – these are the makings of America's history. Young readers can experience them all as they spend "one day" with a fictional character (based on real history) from 1750 to 1899. Accurate historical information is presented between stories using photographs, illustrations and textual information of real places like Valley Forge and Bull Run, and real people like Helen Keller and Jane Adams. Historical fiction can be used to engage a student who may not love to study history, especially if they can relate their own lives to those of the kids in these stories. Think of the conversations you could get out of your kids as they read about these different periods in U.S. history. These are also great short stories to use as models for them to write their own historical fiction pieces. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 004507
    ISBN: 9781600791512
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    Thomas Jefferson: The Young Virginian, Champion of Democracy, and The Third President; Dakota Doctor Lady (Helena Wink); Irena Sendler: True Pearls and False Papers, and Secrets of the Apple Tree; the Zamzam "missionary ship:" Away From Safe Harbor and The Prison Ship; The Secret of Cobble Cottage; and The Best Wiseman Ever.

  • Item #: 041766
    ISBN: 9781600790515
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    Mysterious Midnight Ride, Don't Go Today, Grasshopper Stew, The Sharpened Knife, The Last Stop Café, Grandpa Jack's Attic, At Rainbow's End, You Can't Run From God, Christopher, The Thin Excuse, Cyberboy, and The Club.

  • Item #: 031321
    ISBN: 9781600791468
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    Sir Ernest Shackleton—Sailing South, The Relentless Ice, Castaways In a Frozen World, Incredible Voyage, Impossible Journey, Amazing Rescue, The Disappearing Trucker, Three Months Under the Snow, Alone For Christmas, The Golden Locket, Uncle Tootsie Roll, The Ring of Fire, Thirteen O'Clock, and The Wall of God.

  • Item #: 026518
    ISBN: 9781942968535
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    Sit back and enjoy a good listen with master storyteller Jim Weiss. A true artist at both composition and vocals, Jim pumps life into classics and tales ranging from humorous to historical. We’ve received accolades from homeschoolers and reviewers across the nation, not to mention the numerous prestigious awards these products have garnered. After listening to several sample tapes, we heartily agree! Great for road trips, sick rooms, or just a quiet time of sharing together, put on your imagination and one of these tapes/CDs, and lose yourself for an hour or so in a great adventure or lighthearted tale.
  • Item #: 901768
    ISBN: 9780890840245
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    Recited or sung, these verses relate key people and events in history in an entertaining manner to help you and your children remember them. Originally published by Houghton Mifflin in 1932, this collection of poems retells the story of our nation's birth and development.

  • Item #: 028792
    ISBN: 9780385341981
    Retail: $22.00
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    The preschool edition is divided into the sections of poems, songs, stories, history, science, and art. 'Poems' includes 48 of your favorite childhood poems and rhymes with oldies like Pat-a-Cake, One Potato Two Potato, and 5 Little Monkeys. Thirty children's songs are just fun to teach to your children like Wheels on the Bus, and Pop Goes the Weasel. The 'Stories' section includes the whole stories of Goldilocks, Gingerbread Man, Little Red Hen, 3 Little Pigs, How Turtles Got Their Shells, Why Flies Buzz, The Lion and the Mouse, and City Mouse & Country Mouse. In the margins of the stories new words are listed along with questions to ask your child about story content and discussion of the colorful illustrations. The 'History' and 'Science' sections are non-fiction and fiction read-alouds with discussion questions and new words printed in the margins. 'History' stories include First Americans, George Washington, Betsy Ross, Abraham Lincoln, and Martin Luther King, Jr. 'Science' covers the topics of animals, habitats, humans, plants, water, light, and air. There are no activities included in the science since the goal is simply to read to children and expose them to the topic. Be aware that this book presents humans as special animals, not their own species. 'Art' includes 12 copies of famous pieces of art along with information about the artist and the art. Some suggestions for art activities along with discussion questions are included.

    The last section of this book covers what parents need to know about their preschooler, and the importance of the preschool years. There are suggestions for how to choose a preschool and preparation for kindergarten. Checklists are included for the areas of math, literacy, language, social & emotional development, work habits, health, and general knowledge. Tips are included on reading aloud and enjoying music with your child along with a resource list of books and music for preschoolers. This book provides plenty of information and resources to start your little ones on a smooth road toward elementary learning. - Donna

  • Item #: 031209
    ISBN: 9780972860338
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    Enthusiastic users of Susan Wise Bauer’s Story of the World will be excited to rediscover the modern era, “From Victoria’s Empire to the End of the USSR.” Formatted similarly to the previous volumes in the series, the Modern Age text contains 42 chapters highlighting some of the major people, places and events in world history, from 1850 to 2000. Some highlights include: the Crimean war, the American Civil War, the Second Reich, the Japan’s Meiji restoration, the Suez canal, the Boers, Western expansion in the U.S., the Boxer Rebellion in China, the Mexican Revolution, the rise of Joseph Stalin, Hitler’s rise to power, the Holocaust, the Atom bomb, the partitioning of Palestine, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, Chernobyl, the end of Communism, and much more. As usual, students will get a “balanced” view of world history, with events from nearly every country in the world - not just Europe and the U.S. Each “story” from history is told in an exciting, readable way, which is sure to hold students’ attention - especially as they cover history in the not-too-distant past! The activity book is once again substantial and invaluable, containing both teacher and student portions. The parent’s pages feature review questions with answers, guidelines for an outlining exercise for the student, suggested further reading and literature tie-ins, map activities, and hands-on projects related to the topics covered in the text. As usual, the projects are very creative and I can definitely see kids getting excited about doing them - one of the activities for Chapter One definitely caught my eye! In this activity, kids will get to time themselves and compare “loading” two different “rifles” with cardboard tubes, homemade “cartridges,” and a few other kitchen materials! The parent’s portion for each chapter also features cross-references on the same topic to other resources, including the Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, the Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World, the Usborne Book of World History, the Usborne History of the 20th Century, and the Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia. The student’s portion of the activity guide includes partial outlines for each chapter for them to finish, outline maps for map activities, worksheet activities, and timeline figures including world flags from each country’s independence or establishment. The tests and answers for this volume are bound into a paperback, 3-hole punched volume, and include tests and answers for each chapter. Once again, Susan Wise Bauer has put together a very exciting and multi-faceted history study that everyone will love!

    The text is now available in either paperback, hardcover, or spiral binding, for your convenience. The Activity Book is a bound paperback. - Jess

  • Item #: 047901
    ISBN: 9780806980126
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    If you can't get enough of deductive reasoning puzzles like Mindbenders, check out the logic puzzles in this collection. This book contains 64 logic puzzles, most of them grid-and-clue problems. The story problems covered in the puzzles are fun and varied and include topics such as school, sports, animals, ice cream, parties, and books. The back of the book contains a handy puzzles/skills chart index so you can select puzzles according to specific skills being practiced. Some examples of skills that you can develop while doing the puzzles are averaging, fractions, comparing data, more than/less than, graphs/charts, measurements, sorting, miles per hour, and more. Solutions included. 94 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 037527
    ISBN: 9781600790447
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    This set includes fourteen great character-building stories that are Your Story Hour's most popular tales from the Adventures in Life Series. Through the stories about young children and teenagers facing different trials and adventures, listeners will learn about answered prayer, love, loyalty, courtesy, God's watchful care, honesty, faithfulness, peer pressure, and so much more. This set contains four CDs.

  • 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 #: 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.