The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 4: The Modern Age- From Victoria's Empire to the End of the USSR

The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 4: The Modern Age- From Victoria's Empire to the End of the USSR

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by Susan Wise Bauer
     
 

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This fourth 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!
Where was the Crystal Palace? Who was the Sick Man of Europe? And how did cow fat start a

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This fourth 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!
Where was the Crystal Palace? Who was the Sick Man of Europe? And how did cow fat start a revolution?
Now more than ever, other countries and customs affect our everyday lives—and our children need to learn about the people who live all around the world. Susan Wise Bauer has provided a captivating guide to the history of modern nations all around the world. Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, the final volume of the popular Story of the World series weaves world history into a storybook format, covering major historical events in the years 1850-2000. From the Middle East and China to Africa and the Americas—find out what happened all around the world in the last century and a half. Designed as a read-aloud project for parents and children to share together, The Story of the World includes the stories of each continent and people group.
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 4 Grade Recommendation: Grades 3-8.

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Editorial Reviews

Homeschooling in Japan
“This may well be the best multi-age read aloud narrative of world history yet to have been written.”
Cafi Cohen
“This works wonderfully as a family read-aloud... There's plenty of dialogue and enough detail to keep adults interested.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780972860338
Publisher:
Well-Trained Mind Press
Publication date:
06/01/2005
Series:
Story of the World Series
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
75,882
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
9 - 13 Years

Meet the Author

Susan Wise Bauer is the best-selling author of the Story of the World series, The History of the World series, The Well-Trained Mind,and The Well-
Educated Mind, among other works. She lives in Virginia.

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Story of the World 3.8 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 21 reviews.
Jessiesgrl More than 1 year ago
I am actually going through this a second time with my younger son. We use this as our history for our homeschool. I've learned more going through all 4 parts of this series than I ever did before in all my years of history. It starts at the beginning. It's not based on the theory of evolution. She also recommends several supplemental books to use with each chapter to get additional material. Not to mention other books to read, maps, and activities to reinforce what's taught! It's a fantastic series for any homeschool!!
ADNJ More than 1 year ago
I now have the entire series for my 9 year old son and he has "devoured" each and every one. I started off reading a chapter a day but he wanted far more and begged to read on his own. A wonderful way to learn history and my friends are excited to find these books an informative, historical and interesting/educational source also.
JGolomb More than 1 year ago
I've been reading "The Story of the World" to my 6-year-old for the past several weeks. While the book is comprehensive in its' overall time line, we've been picking and choosing stories based on what interests us on a given day. Last night we chose three stories summarizing the life and exploits of Alexander the Great. Last week we read about the adventures of Odysseus. Before that, it was the Remus and Romulus myth surrounding the beginnings of Rome. And don't forget the appropriately detailed overview of the lives of gladiators. I think next up will be Early America civilizations... Each chapter is short and focused, and written well for K-3rd grade. The chapters are written as stories or narratives which make the learning perfectly consumable by the target age ranges. Not only have I found my son making real world connections and references to items we've read in the book, but I've also learned a few new things myself. This is highly recommended.
stephkmn More than 1 year ago
This book is well done, the sections are short and very interesting. My kids, 9 and 7, like the stories and listen intently. Makes learning history more fun!
Guest More than 1 year ago
We've been reading from this text nightly. The chapters are short, the verbiage is geared towards younger children, etc. We are enjoying the book and my 5 yr old really gets it, asking questions, and even using sentences like 'that's like the euphrates river we read about.'.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It presents history as a story. It contains 42 chapter of less than 7 pages. it can be read independently by a 4th grader or used as a read aloud history book for 1st through 3rd grade. we will definately be getting the activity guide when it becomes available
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If you want your child to grow up to be politically correct, this book will help. To be unable to distinguish between fact and legend is essential; otherwise, when your child is presented with more explicitly political material at a later age, he/she may well question it or even demand proof. However, if you do not want your child to develop a habit of accepting unquestioningly what she/he is taught, you will want to avoid this book and the many others like it.