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Story of the World

Spend less time planning and more time enjoying your Story of the World curriculum with these lesson plans for your Homeschool Planet subscription. The Story of the World is a read-aloud series designed for parents and teachers to share with elementary school children and a straightforward and engaging history curriculum that covers the sweep of human history across the continents from ancient times until the present.

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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, Revised Ed.
VOLUME 2: THE MIDDLE AGES, Revised Ed.
VOLUME 3: EARLY MODERN TIMES
VOLUME 3: EARLY MODERN TIMES, Revised Ed.
VOLUME 4: THE MODERN AGE

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

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The curriculum for this Story of the World, Vol. 1: Ancient Times, Revised Ed. lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

339004: Softcover Text, Volume 1: The Ancient Times, Story of the WorldSoftcover Text, Volume 1: The Ancient Times, Story of the World
By Susan Wise Bauer / Well-Trained Mind Press

Written in the straightforward, engaging style that has become Susan Wise Bauer's trademark, The Story of the World series covers the sweep of human history. This read-aloud series is designed for parents to share with elementary (grades 1-4) grade children. This series is also appropriate for grades 5-8 to do on their own. Volume I, Ancient Times includes the First Nomads, Egypt, the Jewish People, Abraham and Joseph, Hammurabi and the Babylonians, the Assyrians, Ancient China, Ancient Africa, Exodus, the Phoenicians, the Greeks and Rome. 338 pages, indexed with pronunciation key, chronology & geography. Softcover.

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

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The curriculum for this Story of the World, Vol. 2: The Middle Ages, Revised Ed. lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

339092: Softcover Text, Vol. 2: The Middle Ages, Story of the World

Softcover Text, Vol. 2: The Middle Ages, Story of the World
By Susan Wise Bauer / Well-Trained Mind Press

Told in the straightforward, engaging style that has become Susan Wise Bauer's trademark, The Story of the World, Vol 2: The Middles Ages covers from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance. This read-aloud series is designed for parents to share with elementary school children in grades 1-4. This book is also appropriate for grades 5-8 to read independently. This new, revised edition contains new maps, illustrations and timelines. 416 indexed pages, softcover.

Topics covered include:

  • Fall of Rome
  • Christianity Comes to Britain
  • The Byzantine Empire
  • The Rise of Islam
  • The Great Kings of France
  • The Viking Invasion
  • The Age of Crusades
  • The Diaspora
  • The Ottoman Empire
  • Exploring New Worlds
  • Martin Luther
  • The Renaissance
  • and more!

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Story of the World, Vol. 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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Story of the World, Vol. 3: Early Modern Times, Revised Ed.  For Grades 1 - 8

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The curriculum for this Story of the World, Vol. 3: Early Modern Times, Revised Ed. lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

841446: Early Modern Times, Volume 3, Revised Softcover

Early Modern Times, Volume 3, Revised Softcover
By Susan Wise Bauer / Well-Trained Mind Press

Written in the straightforward, engaging style that has become Susan Wise Bauer's trademark, The Story of the World series covers the sweep of human history. This read-aloud series is designed for parents to share with elementary (grades 1-4) grade children. This series is also appropriate for grades 5-8 to read on their own. Story of the World Volume III, Early Modern Times brings students on an adventure to learn about the Sun King, how the samurai became sumo wrestlers, what the Black Hold of Calcutta was, and why a California town was named Ground Hog Glory! In our increasingly global age, children will enjoy learning about the history of the entire world.

This revised edition includes 48 beautiful new illustrations by Jeff West, easier-to-read formatting, and a pronunciation guide to the names and places discussed in the book.

420 pages, indexed with pronunciation key, chronology, geography, softcover. Revised edition.

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

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The curriculum for this Story of the World, Vol, 4: The Modern Age lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

860339: Softcover Text Vol 4: The Modern Age, Story of the WorldSoftcover Text Vol 4: The Modern Age, Story of the World
By Susan Wise Bauer / Well-Trained Mind Press

This captivating read-aloud series will introduce your children to the marvelous history of the world presented chronologically from the beginning of time. Each volume of The Story of the World includes the details of battles, kingdoms, cultures and customs from every continent and major people group woven together into a story that children will find mesmerizing. With short chapters, many less than 7 pages, The Story of the World presents history in small easily digestible chunks. Of particular appeal to all children will be the occasional story about a hypothetical child in the culture of that time and fictional stories that were popular during that time. Grades 1-4. Softcover, 503 pages.

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