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The Middle Ages: From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance

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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. Now more than ever, other cultures are affecting our everyday lievs—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, The Story of the World: History for the ...

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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. Now more than ever, other cultures are affecting our everyday lievs—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, 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 drg 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.

Author Biography: Susan Wise Bauer is a novelist and educator. With her mother, Hessie Wise, she co-authored The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, a book which has rapidly become an educational standard. Susan teaches at The College of William and Mary. She lives in Virginia.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2004

    ten year old boy at a private school

    My son is a 5th grader at a private school which is somewhat challenging but does not offer much in logical thinking, abstract thinking or history of the world. We have supplemented the first two volumes by reading a few chapters every night over the past year. My son can't wait everyday to see what happens next and has used the informationin the books to connect with everyday experiences over and over again. He was able to go to Europe this summer and the information in this book that we read before he left opened his world up and enabled him to ask question after question to the tour guides. This series has led him to a curiousity to now read everything about the world that he can get his hands on. He has also become extremely geographically aware and looks at his globe several times a day to connect something he is learning about. It has definitely made him much more of a curious learner and abstract thinker. THanks for offering this series. We can't wait until the fourth one is available!

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