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1: The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor v. 1 Paperback – 2 Jun 2006
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This works wonderfully as a family read-aloud... There's plenty of dialogue and enough detail to keep adults interested. --Cafi Cohen, author of Homeschooling The Teen Years"
This may well be the best multi-age read aloud narrative of world history yet to have been written.
About the Author
Susan Wise Bauer is a writer, teacher, and historian. Her books include The Story of Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory, The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had, the History of the World series (W. W. Norton) and the Story of the World series (Well-Trained Mind Press). She has a Ph.D. in American Studies from the College of William & Mary in Virginia, as well as an M.A. in seventeenth-century literature and a Master of Divinity in Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Literature. For fifteen years, she taught literature and composition at the College of William and Mary.
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There is an accompanying activity book which has maps, puzzles, plenty of colouring, some fantastic activities (such as mummyfying a chicken), and some excellent book refernces to take the child's interest further. It is worth buying if you are home educating or have a long summer holiday.
This book would be wonderful as a stand alone book for children who are missing out on the pleasure of history at school. Unlike the 'Horrible Histories' which people give their children to try and make history fun, try this book which gives children a geniuine pleasure in 'real' history.
The author recommends using the text as a starting point, and pairing it with other texts such as "The Usborne Encyclopaedia of World History".
With these two (very important) caveats in place, I cannot praise this series highly enough. The text is accessible and covers world history broadly and with a focus on relevance to society today.
Some bogus reviews accuse the author of religious bias: this is simply not true. World religions and mythology are treated fairly and respectfully. What is true is that this book begins at circa 7000BC. At NO POINT does the author claim the world began in 7000BC (or that the world was created in seven days or any other religious belief) this is simply the point at which the book begins. (Indeed "The Usborne Encyclopaedia of World History", which we remember the author recommends, puts the creation of the Earth at 4550000000BC.) If you are a Young Earth Creationist, this book will neither support nor refute your beliefs. If you are not a Creationist, this book will still neither support nor refute your beliefs. This is simply a history book which starts at 7000BC. If you are desperate to teach your five year old child about human history before 7000BC, you'll need another book ("The Usborne Encyclopaedia of World History" is excellent, but Creationists should look to their Bibles).
This series is a good story to tell children to kindle their interest in history. It covers major periods in history, world-wide and in roughly chronological order (making it easier to make sense of trends and consequences). A timeline is given in the back of the book to assist with learning.
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