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

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

by Susan Wise Bauer
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The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 1: Ancient Times by Susan Wise Bauer

An audiobook edition of Susan Wise Bauer's acclaimed children's narrative history, read by stage and voice actress and veteran homeschool mother Barbara Alan Johnson. This spirited reading of the first in Susan Wise Bauer's four-volume series brings to life the stories and records of the peoples of ancient times.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 for parents to share with elementary-school children, enjoy listening together and introduce your child to the marvelous story of the world's civilizations. An effective educational tool, use this audio edition as an accompaniment to the print book, a supplement to a traditional history curriculum, or on its own.

  • No music, sound effects, or other distractions over the text
  • Painstakingly tracked every three to five minutes to help you find your place. In most cases, track marks correspond with natural chapter or section breaks in the text to preserve coherence. In other cases, tracks occur at natural textual transitions.
  • Included booklet contains detailed CD and track listings, with references to the print book chapter and section titles for use with the text.
  • Booklet also features indices by People and Story, to help you find your favorite passages easily.
  • CD faces bear large numbers, making it easy to grab the next disc at a glance, in the car or anywhere.
  • Chapter numbers and titles are also printed on the CD faces, so you don't have to search for the booklet unnecessarily.
  • Packaged in a sturdy, protective plastic box. Resists drops, bangs, and spills.
  • Special CD sleeves actually increase the life of your product by wicking dirt and debris away from the disc surface.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780971412903
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 09/28/2002
Series: Story of the World: History for the Classical Child Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 334
Product dimensions: 5.76(w) x 8.32(h) x 0.87(d)

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Story of the World 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is well written but some of the facts aren't quite factual. And some stories are HIGHLY oversimplified. My son is reading this book in history and he finds it easy to read and understand but his teacher has to keep altering facts to make them true. STOP USING REVIEW PAGES AS CHAT CITES THEY ARE NOT!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well, Ima good. So tempted to make stereotyped homeschool jokes and shaz. XD I always find those funny.
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