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Story of the World

The Story of the World is a straightforward and engaging history curriculum that covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. From Africa, China, Europe, to the Americas — find out what happens all around the world in the times long ago. This is a read-aloud series designed for parents and teachers to share with elementary school children. You and your child can enjoy and be introduced to the marvelous story of the world’s civilizations.

The Story of the World curriculum includes a four-volume set:

VOLUME 1: ANCIENT TIMES
VOLUME 2: THE MIDDLE AGES
VOLUME 3: EARLY MODERN TIMES
VOLUME 4: THE MODERN AGE

Take full advantage of your Story of the World curriculum with these lesson plans for your Homeschool Planet subscription. Each plan lays out the publisher's recommended course of study in Homeschool Planet and gives you and your student an easy-to-follow schedule of assignments.

What You Get:

  • The publisher's recommended course of study
  • A full school year of scheduled reading, assignments, and activities for each level
  • A convenient reference to page numbers in your Story of the World Text
  • Check boxes for your students to check off as they complete their assignments, giving them a sense of accomplishment and you a permanent record of their achievement.
  • Bundle includes all 4 Story of the World lesson plans!
  • Automatic lesson plan updates as needed, with enhancements, link updates, etc.
           Note: You decide whether to apply the updates. 

Actual curriculum is not included, and should be purchased separately.

  • Automatic rescheduling of assignments when "life happens"
  • "Daily Digest" email reminders to help you and your child stay on track
  • Grade your student's work to recognize or reward completion.
  • Track attendance for states where this is required.
  • Generate reports, reminders, and much more!
  1. Complete your purchase.
  2. Sign into Homeschool Planet or refresh the page in your planner if you are already signed in. Homeschool Planet will give you an option to apply your new lesson plan to your calendar.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to apply the lesson plan, or find it later in your Homeschool Planet Lesson Plans library where it will be permanently saved for later use and re-use in years to come.
Lesson Plans

Story of the World Lesson Plan Bundle - BEST VALUE!!!  For Grades 1 - 8

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The Story of the World is a straightforward and engaging history curriculum that covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. From Africa, China, Europe, to the Americas — find out what happens all around the world in the times long ago. This is a read-aloud series designed for parents and teachers to share with elementary school children. You and your child can enjoy and be introduced to the marvelous story of the world’s civilizations.

The Story of the World Bundle includes lesson plans for the full volume set below:

VOLUME 1: ANCIENT TIMES
VOLUME 2: THE MIDDLE AGES
VOLUME 3: EARLY MODERN TIMES
VOLUME 4: THE MODERN AGE

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The Story of the World, Volume 1: Ancient Times, Revised Ed.  For Grades 1 - 8

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The Story of the World is a straightforward and engaging history curriculum that covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. From Africa, China, Europe, to the Americas — find out what happens all around the world in the times long ago. This is a read-aloud series designed for parents and teachers to share with elementary school children. You and your child can enjoy and be introduced to the marvelous story of the world’s civilizations.

The Story of the World, Volume 1: Ancient Times (5000 BC to 400 AD) – Volume 1 starts reading history is a story.; Isn’t it time you read it that way? It covers an engaging historical narrative that answers intriguing questions like: What terrible secret was buried in Shi Huangdi’s tomb? Did nomads like lizard stew? What happened to Anansi the Spider in the Village of the Plantains? And how did a six-year-old become the last emperor of Rome?

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The Story of the World, Volume 2: The Middle Ages, Revised Ed.  For Grades 1 - 8

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The Story of the World is a straightforward and engaging history curriculum that covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. From Africa, China, Europe, to the Americas — find out what happens all around the world in the times long ago. This is a read-aloud series designed for parents and teachers to share with elementary school children. You and your child can enjoy and be introduced to the marvelous story of the world’s civilizations.

The Middle Ages (400 – 1600) – Volume 2 covers an engaging story that tells world history in a compelling, fun way. You will learn answers to including questions like: Who discovered chocolate? What happened to the Giant Fovor of the Mighty Blows? Why did the Ottoman Turks drag their warships across dry land?

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The Story of the World, Volume 3: Early Modern Times  For Grades 1 - 8

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The Story of the World is a straightforward and engaging history curriculum that covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. From Africa, China, Europe, to the Americas — find out what happens all around the world in the times long ago. This is a read-aloud series designed for parents and teachers to share with elementary school children. You and your child can enjoy and be introduced to the marvelous story of the world’s civilizations.

Early Modern Times (1600 to 1850) – Volume 3, of the series, covers the marvelous story of world civilizations and answers intriguing questions like: Who was the Sun King? How did samurai become sumo wrestlers? What was the Black Hole of Calcutta? And why was a California town named Ground Hog Glory?

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The Story of the World, Volume 4: The Modern Age  For Grades 1 - 8

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The Story of the World is a straightforward and engaging history curriculum that covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. From Africa, China, Europe, to the Americas — find out what happens all around the world in the times long ago. This is a read-aloud series designed for parents and teachers to share with elementary school children. You and your child can enjoy and be introduced to the marvelous story of the world’s civilizations.

The Modern Age (1850 to 1994) volume covers intriguing questions like: Where was the Crystal Palace? Who was the Sick Man of Europe? And how did cow fat start a revolution?

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