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The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child - Volume 1: Ancient Times


  • Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

  • Subjects: Reading, Social Studies

  • Product Type: Book

  • Shipping Time: Products from this seller ship within 5-6 days

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The Story of the World is an amazing way to introduce world history in an engaging fashion to early elementary-aged students. It provides a broad overview of ancient history and does excellent job of teaching the basics. Kids will learn that history is interesting and fun and you will be amazed by how much history your child remembers after going through the captivating stories in this book. Great for ages 6 and up!

This first book in the four-volume narrative history series for elementary students will transform your study of history. The Story of the World has won awards from numerous homeschooling magazines and readers' polls―over 150,000 copies of the series in print!

What terrible secret was buried in Shi Huangdi's tomb? Did nomads like lizard stew? What happened to Anansi the Spider in the Village of the Plantains? And how did a six-year-old become the last emperor of Rome?Told in a straightforward, engaging style that has become Susan Wise Bauer's trademark, The Story of the World series covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. Africa, China, Europe, the Americas―find out what happened all around the world in long-ago times. This first revised volume begins with the earliest nomads and ends with the last Roman emperor. Newly revised and updated, The Story of the World, Volume 1 includes maps, a new timeline, more illustrations, and additional parental aids. This read-aloud series is designed for parents to share with elementary-school children. Enjoy it together and introduce your child to the marvelous story of the world's civilizations.Each Story of the World volume provides a full year of history study when combined with the Activity Book, Audiobook, and Tests―each available separately to accompany each volume of TheStory of the World Text Book. Volume 1 Grade Recommendation: Grades 1-5. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white drawings and maps.


  • Publisher: The Well-Trained Mind Press; 2 edition (April 17, 2006)
  • Paperback: 338 pages
  • ISBN-10: 1933339004
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933339009


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    Very pleased
    Mar 22, 2017

    I love the book, great information, and my order came in a timely manner.

    Alyssa R - Homeschooler

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