Item description for The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 2: The Middle Ages: From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance, Revised Edition (Story Of The World) by Susan Wise Bauer...
Overview A guide to the Middle Ages, discussing events, people, and practices around the world from 500 to 1500.
Publishers Description Now more than ever, other cultures are affecting our everyday lives--and our children need to learn about the other countries of the world and their history. Susan Wise Bauer has provided a captivating guide to the history of other lands. Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, this revised edition of The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 2: The Middle Ages weaves world history into a story book format. Who discovered chocolate? What happened to the giant Fovor of the Mighty Blows? Why did the Ottoman Turks drag their war ships across dry land? The Story of the World 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. Designed as a read-aloud project for parents and children to share together, The Story of the World includes each continent and major people group. Volume 2: The Middle Ages, is the second of a four-volume series and covers the major historical events in the years 400 to 1600 CE, as well as including maps, illustrations, and tales from each culture. 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 The Story of the World Text Book. Volume 2 Grade Recommendation: Grades 1-6.
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Studio: Peace Hill Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.24" Width: 5.78" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1.02 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2007
Publisher W.W. Norton & Co
Grade Level Grade School
Series Story Of The World
ISBN 1933339098 ISBN13 9781933339092
Availability 104 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 22, 2016 09:49.
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More About Susan Wise Bauer
Susan Wise Bauer is the best-selling author of the Story of the World series, The Well-Trained Mind, The Well-Educated Mind, The History of the Ancient World, and The History of the Medieval World. She lives in Charles City, Virginia.
Susan Wise Bauer currently resides in Charles City, in the state of Virginia. Susan Wise Bauer has an academic affiliation as follows - College of William & Mary in Virginia College of William and Mary Coll.
Susan Wise Bauer has published or released items in the following series...
Story of the World
Story of the World: History for the Classical Child (Audio)
Story of the World: History for the Classical Child (Hardcover)
Story of the World: History for the Classical Child (Paperback)
Reviews - What do customers think about The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 2: The Middle Ages: From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance, Revised Edition?
Holds your attention! Jul 29, 2008
I love this book! It is easy to understand and my two homeschooled children love it!
Love it! Jun 9, 2008
I love this whole series of books-- and so do my children! This year, my almost 7-year old ASKED for this book for his BIRTHDAY!!!
Good Resource! May 20, 2008
This is very well written. A great help to helping children understand History. It makes reading about the past fun and enjoyable.
Enjoyable Look at History Mar 3, 2008
I began with Story of the World Vol. 1 by recommendation of a friend. I think I've enjoyed this volume even more. The chapters are short and are written in a way that holds my son's attention well (he just turned eight). I highly recommend getting the activity book to accompany this. It contains maps, coloring pages, games, review cards, and many suggestions for crafts to illustrate each chapter. There are also comprehension questions, narration, and suggestions for further reading.
My daughter is almost six, and she is not as excited about this series. I think if we didn't have the activity book she would not enjoy history at all. That may simply be because it's not her interest, while my son likes anything non-fiction, but it is also written a bit above her comprehension level. I would wait to use this until at least age seven. My son at this point begs me to read just one more chapter every day.
As for those who've said this is historical inaccurate, I would say that I haven't found a huge margin of error. When I have come across something that contradicts what I've learned elsewhere, I consider it an opportunity to dialog with my kids about it. Or I skip it. I also believe that at this age my focus is to expose them to the idea of history and culture rather than to drill them on historical facts.
Excellent condition, on time Feb 26, 2008
The book was in excellent condition--not even a page bent! Also, it was received sooner than expected. A great purchase all around.