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A Bundle that gives you four great products for a full year of history and geography studies with recommended literature and a variety of activities, all in one discounted package!

Contents

The Story of the World Vol. 3: Early Modern Times, Paperback Text. Susan Wise Bauer’s best-selling history text, a narrative world history that millions of children have fallen in love with. 

The Story of the World Vol. 3: Early Modern Times, Activity Book. This paperback book is complete with coloring pages, review questions, map activities, projects, recipes, games, literature suggestions, and lists of additional resources.

The Story of the World Vol. 3: Early Modern Times, Student Pages. We made an extra copy of all of the consumable pages from the Activity Book, so you don’t have to! This set comes as a shrink-wrapped, 3-hole punched, loose-leaf packet ready for your student’s binder. You are free to make as many additional copies as you need for your household’s use.

The Story of the World Vol. 3: Early Modern Times, Test Book & Answer Key. These tests are a great way to test comprehension and retention in an older student (3rd grade & up). We don’t recommended testing for younger students. 42 tests, one for each chapter, includes: multiple-choice, true-or-false, and short answer questions to help you evaluate your older student.

How to Use the Activity Book

1) Read the child one section from The Story of the World. Longer chapters are divided into several sections; each section is appropriate for one session of history. Good readers can read the section to you instead.
2) Review Questions: These test the student’s comprehension. The student should answer these questions orally without looking at the book. Encourage him to answer in complete sentences when possible. This is training in reading comprehension (and it will help you evaluate whether the child is listening with attention and whether he’s really understanding what he’s reading). Answers given are approximate; accept any reasonable answer. You can also make up your own questions. If you have an older student and prefer that they answer these questions in writing, you can purchase our Written Comprehension Responses where these Review Questions are already typed for you, including plenty of lined space for your student’s response.
3) Narration Exercise: Have the child tell you in two to five sentences what the history lesson was about. You can prompt the child with the Review Questions. Encourage the child to include the major facts from the history reading, but not every fact. We have supplied sample narrations simply to give some idea of acceptable answers. Write down the child’s narration if the child is not writing independently. Good writers can be asked to write the narration down themselves. For any given section, you can instead ask the child to draw a picture of her favorite part of the history lesson and then describe the picture to you. Write the description at the bottom of the picture. Put the narration or the picture in a History Notebook—a looseleaf notebook that will serve as the child’s record of her history study.
4) Additional Reading and Activities: This Activity Book provides titles of books that you can find at your library for additional history reading. When you reach a topic that has a wealth of interesting books and activities connected to it, stop and enjoy yourself; don’t feel undue pressure to move on. The recommended titles range in difficulty from books for reading aloud to first graders to advanced books appropriate for fourth graders to read independently. When appropriate, ask the child to draw pictures, to narrate, or to complete brief outlines about the additional reading as well. Put these pictures and narrations into a three-ring History Notebook. This should begin to resemble the child’s own one-volume history of the world. Don’t ask the child to narrate every book or she’ll grow frustrated; use this as occasional reinforcement for a topic she finds particularly interesting. Because students from a wide range of grades will be using this Activity Book, we have tried to provide a range of activities, appropriate for different levels. Some are more appropriate for younger students; others will require more in-depth thought. We encourage you to select the projects most appropriate for you and your students.
5) Maps: Almost every section has an accompanying map activity. Instruct the student using the provided information. The corresponding blank map is in the Student Pages section.
6) Encyclopedia Cross-references: The appropriate pages in The Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World, The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia (revised), The Usborne Book of World History, and The Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of World History are listed for you.
7)  Recommended Literature Lists: Choose appropriate titles from the list and read these with your child. Classical philosophy discourages the use of “reading textbooks” which contain little snippets of a number of different works. These textbooks tend to turn reading into a chore—an assignment that has to be finished—rather than a wonderful way to learn more about the world. Instead of following a “reading program,” consider using the “real books” from these literature lists. Following each title is a range of grades showing the appropriate reading level. (RA=read aloud, IR=independent read)
8) Review Cards: Every four chapters, you should take one history class to prepare your history review cards. Photocopy or (print from the PDF) the history cards (use cardstock for longer-lasting cards) and cut them out; have the student color the picture. Use them once or twice a week to review material already covered.

Multi-Level Teaching

The Story of the World series is intended for children in grades 1–4, but is often used by older students: Volume One is written primarily for grades 1–4; Volume Two for grades 2–5; Volume Three for grade 3–6; Volume Four for grades 4–8. The maps and many of the activities in this book are also appropriate for children in grades 4–8. To use The Story of the World as the center of a multilevel history program, have your older child independently do the following: Read The Story of the World; follow this with the appropriate pages from the Kingfisher History Encyclopedia; place all important dates on a timeline; do additional reading on his or her own level. Optional: Your student can answer the Review Questions in writing instead of orally. Have your student write out their answers to the Review Questions on loose-leaf paper, you can type up the Review Questions yourself and include space for their answers, OR you can purchase our Written Comprehension Responses where they are already typed for you with plenty of lined space provided for your student’s response!

 

Copyright Information: When you buy a physical (paper or CD) or digital (PDF, e-book or MP3) product, you acquire the right to reproduce the product as often as you want for use within your own family. You may not reproduce it either for resale or to give away to others. Making copies, either for resale or to give away, is a violation of United States law. According to the United States Copyright Office, “Copyright infringement occurs when a copyrighted work is reproduced, distributed, performed, publicly displayed, or made into a derivative work without the permission of the copyright owner.” For further information, see http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-definitions.html.

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A Bundle that gives you four great products for a full year of history and geography studies with recommended literature and a variety of activities, all in one discounted package!

Contents

The Story of the World Vol. 3: Early Modern Times, Paperback Text. Susan Wise Bauer’s best-selling history text, a narrative world history that millions of children have fallen in love with. 

The Story of the World Vol. 3: Early Modern Times, Activity Book. This paperback book is complete with coloring pages, review questions, map activities, projects, recipes, games, literature suggestions, and lists of additional resources.

The Story of the World Vol. 3: Early Modern Times, Student Pages. We made an extra copy of all of the consumable pages from the Activity Book, so you don’t have to! This set comes as a shrink-wrapped, 3-hole punched, loose-leaf packet ready for your student’s binder. You are free to make as many additional copies as you need for your household’s use.

The Story of the World Vol. 3: Early Modern Times, Test Book & Answer Key. These tests are a great way to test comprehension and retention in an older student (3rd grade & up). We don’t recommended testing for younger students. 42 tests, one for each chapter, includes: multiple-choice, true-or-false, and short answer questions to help you evaluate your older student.

How to Use the Activity Book

1) Read the child one section from The Story of the World. Longer chapters are divided into several sections; each section is appropriate for one session of history. Good readers can read the section to you instead.
2) Review Questions: These test the student’s comprehension. The student should answer these questions orally without looking at the book. Encourage him to answer in complete sentences when possible. This is training in reading comprehension (and it will help you evaluate whether the child is listening with attention and whether he’s really understanding what he’s reading). Answers given are approximate; accept any reasonable answer. You can also make up your own questions. If you have an older student and prefer that they answer these questions in writing, you can purchase our Written Comprehension Responses where these Review Questions are already typed for you, including plenty of lined space for your student’s response.
3) Narration Exercise: Have the child tell you in two to five sentences what the history lesson was about. You can prompt the child with the Review Questions. Encourage the child to include the major facts from the history reading, but not every fact. We have supplied sample narrations simply to give some idea of acceptable answers. Write down the child’s narration if the child is not writing independently. Good writers can be asked to write the narration down themselves. For any given section, you can instead ask the child to draw a picture of her favorite part of the history lesson and then describe the picture to you. Write the description at the bottom of the picture. Put the narration or the picture in a History Notebook—a looseleaf notebook that will serve as the child’s record of her history study.
4) Additional Reading and Activities: This Activity Book provides titles of books that you can find at your library for additional history reading. When you reach a topic that has a wealth of interesting books and activities connected to it, stop and enjoy yourself; don’t feel undue pressure to move on. The recommended titles range in difficulty from books for reading aloud to first graders to advanced books appropriate for fourth graders to read independently. When appropriate, ask the child to draw pictures, to narrate, or to complete brief outlines about the additional reading as well. Put these pictures and narrations into a three-ring History Notebook. This should begin to resemble the child’s own one-volume history of the world. Don’t ask the child to narrate every book or she’ll grow frustrated; use this as occasional reinforcement for a topic she finds particularly interesting. Because students from a wide range of grades will be using this Activity Book, we have tried to provide a range of activities, appropriate for different levels. Some are more appropriate for younger students; others will require more in-depth thought. We encourage you to select the projects most appropriate for you and your students.
5) Maps: Almost every section has an accompanying map activity. Instruct the student using the provided information. The corresponding blank map is in the Student Pages section.
6) Encyclopedia Cross-references: The appropriate pages in The Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World, The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia (revised), The Usborne Book of World History, and The Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of World History are listed for you.
7)  Recommended Literature Lists: Choose appropriate titles from the list and read these with your child. Classical philosophy discourages the use of “reading textbooks” which contain little snippets of a number of different works. These textbooks tend to turn reading into a chore—an assignment that has to be finished—rather than a wonderful way to learn more about the world. Instead of following a “reading program,” consider using the “real books” from these literature lists. Following each title is a range of grades showing the appropriate reading level. (RA=read aloud, IR=independent read)
8) Review Cards: Every four chapters, you should take one history class to prepare your history review cards. Photocopy or (print from the PDF) the history cards (use cardstock for longer-lasting cards) and cut them out; have the student color the picture. Use them once or twice a week to review material already covered.

Multi-Level Teaching

The Story of the World series is intended for children in grades 1–4, but is often used by older students: Volume One is written primarily for grades 1–4; Volume Two for grades 2–5; Volume Three for grade 3–6; Volume Four for grades 4–8. The maps and many of the activities in this book are also appropriate for children in grades 4–8. To use The Story of the World as the center of a multilevel history program, have your older child independently do the following: Read The Story of the World; follow this with the appropriate pages from the Kingfisher History Encyclopedia; place all important dates on a timeline; do additional reading on his or her own level. Optional: Your student can answer the Review Questions in writing instead of orally. Have your student write out their answers to the Review Questions on loose-leaf paper, you can type up the Review Questions yourself and include space for their answers, OR you can purchase our Written Comprehension Responses where they are already typed for you with plenty of lined space provided for your student’s response!

 

Copyright Information: When you buy a physical (paper or CD) or digital (PDF, e-book or MP3) product, you acquire the right to reproduce the product as often as you want for use within your own family. You may not reproduce it either for resale or to give away to others. Making copies, either for resale or to give away, is a violation of United States law. According to the United States Copyright Office, “Copyright infringement occurs when a copyrighted work is reproduced, distributed, performed, publicly displayed, or made into a derivative work without the permission of the copyright owner.” For further information, see http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-definitions.html.

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  1. Question

    does the curriculum cover American history as much as world history?

    • 2 out of 2 people found this helpful

      It’s a world history curriculum, but there’s quite a bit of American history in it…more American history gets covered here than any other country. The following American history topics appear: the Jamestown colony, the early French explorers, Henry Hudson’s explorations, the Pilgrims, Plymouth Colony, the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam (later New York), the founding of Pennsylvania, tobacco plantations, slavery, struggles between France and England for control of the New World (including the French & Indian War)…the dissatisfaction of the colonists with British rule, the lead-up to Revolution, the Revolutionary War, the Constitutional Convention and the Constitution, the first president, early factories, the Louisiana Purchase (plus Lewis & Clark’s expedition), the Indian resistance to America’s westward expansion, the Trail of Tears, more about slavery, Nat Turner’s Revolt, Texas, the Alamo, the Texas revolution, the Mexican-American War, California, the 1849 Gold Rush.

  2. Question

    Can I upgrade the combo with a hardback instead of a soft cover?

    • One person found this helpful

      Unfortunately not. It’s a fixed package.

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