Story of the World Vol. 3: Early Mod Times sc

Story of the World Vol. 3: Early Mod Times sc

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ISBN: 9781945841446
Grades: 3-8

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Subtitled “From Elizabeth the First to the Forty-Niners,” this volume of Story of the World takes another good-sized bite out of world history. The forty-two chapters are told in a similar style to the first two volumes, with each chapter divided up into shorter readings of a couple pages each, just enough to grab most children’s attention and keep it until they begin to tire of history, and their minds begin to wander. And Susan Wise Bauer’s exciting and engaging way of putting the “story” back into history, chances are they may even be begging for more! Like the other volumes, she also does a terrific job of taking the typical “European” slant out of her telling of world history, while incorporating events and people from all over the world in her chronological presentation, giving children a much more “complete” picture than they would likely otherwise get. As with the other volumes, this book is not meant to cover everything in the time period, but to hit the high points and serve as a springboard to explore people, events, and eras more thoroughly as desired. Topics covered in Volume 3 include Japanese warlords, colonies in the “New World”, spread of slavery, the “Sun King” of France, English in India, imperialist China, revolutionary war, Captain Cook’s explorations, age of industrialism in Europe, Napoleon, French Revolution, Lewis & Clark, Mexican independence, Africa and colonialism, the Opium Wars, the Gold Rush, and much, much more.

The text is available in a paperback or hardcover. The activity book is a bound paperback.- Jess

Category Description for Biblioplan for Families:

Its as amazing as it always was and yet its so much better! For years BiblioPlan meant a series of four time-period-specific planning guides for world history. Using a spine and incorporating first-rate literature suggestions, they provided the framework for anyone wanting to study world history chronologically and classically. Then a few years ago, they started adding components and we wondered exactly where they were headed. Now we have a good idea and its looking good. The name BiblioPlan is still synonymous with classical chronological world history but what is available now is a full-bodied, full-color curriculum rather than a framework. Its comprehensive and thorough while providing ease of use and minimum teacher prep. They allow students of all ages to work on the same eras at the same time. Theres also flexibility. You can still use just the framework (Family Guide) or you can add some or all of the components. You can take a general approach and incorporate multiple ages at once or you can use material that targets particular education levels (i.e., upper middle school). Older children can help younger children and children of all ages will be making memories as they work together. Biblioplan puts you in the drivers seat with full controls.

Ancient, Medieval, and Modern America & World History are completely revised and all components are available. Early America & World History is currently "under construction" and will be available early in 2014. The unrevised versions are still available but are listed separately to avoid confusion.

BiblioPlan Family Guides

provide the structural framework for the program a full years worth of history and literature readings. There are four Guides, one for each of the four classical (chronological) time periods Ancient, Medieval, Early America & World, and Modern America & World (inspired by the Well-Trained Mom). This is the product that used to BE Biblioplan. In other words, when you said Biblioplan these guides are what you meant. Designed by a group of homeschooling moms for themselves, this guide gives you 34 weekly spreadsheets; each a comprehensive lesson plan. Their goal was to integrate quality historical literature with biblical and secular history. They put together an easy-to-follow plan which requires minimal parental prep covering the historical topic (Classtime), a Psalm study, References and Resources for textual information about the topic, Literature selections of the Week (for grades K-2, 3+, 5+ and 8+), a Family Read Aloud suggestion, Writing Ideas, Optional Fiction & Resources, and suggested Activities. Introductory information includes the usual "how to find books" and "how to use the plan" information as well as the book lists for both the scheduled and the optional literature. If your family includes older students, then youll be glad to know that a supplement for high school is included. Theres more! Prior to each Era (for instance, Early Christianity and the Rise of Islam, Europe & the Crusades, etc. for the Medieval history) there are several additional pages of reference material annotated book lists for the Readers, the Family Read Alouds, and the Optional Resources/Fiction.

If it sounds like the Family Guides might be all you need you would be correct. Theyre comprehensive and thorough; in general, well-constructed plans. You could complete four years (plus four more if you wanted) of interesting history, absorbing literature, and engaging activity possibilities using just these Guides. You may also want to ensure you have access to some or all of the frequently-referenced "spine resources" if you go this route. These include Story of the World, Mystery of History, The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, The Usborne Encyclopedia of World History, or History of US. However, if you like to have perfectly coordinated, quality material at your fingertips rather than scrambling for it then you can incorporate one or more of the following components.

BiblioPlan Companion

There is one for each time period. Essentially, these are historical textbooks but not like any youve seen before. For one thing they provide both textual information (in a narrative prose style) and enrichment supplements. For another, theyre spiral-bound so they lay flat and color-coordinated so you know instantly if youre reading history text (black & white) or about people and special events (various colored backgrounds). These are books which beg to be pored over. In the random pages open before me from the Medieval Companion, there is a section on Muslim food laws and their rituals for newborns, a description of a tughra (Ottoman sultans signature) with gorgeous, artistic examples and a Turkish paper decorating technique ebru. In the Giants of the Faith section is a biographical sketch of Saint George and the Dragon which continues onto the next page and includes a large, glorious artwork reproduction of the same. There is a pattern to the information provided for each chapter (34 in each Companion one for each week): Geography Focus, History Focus, Fascinating Facts, Mystifying Myths, Interesting Individuals, Fascinating Foods, Church History Focus, Critical Concepts, and Giants of the Faith. Just in case theres any doubt, the Companions and all the BiblioPlanmaterials have a consistent biblical and Christian worldview. The Companions provide all the necessary textual information for the Classtime and greatly reduce, or even eliminate, the need for any outside historical reference books or spines. That being said, some may still choose to use the recommended spine readings in order to provide even more historical perspective and textual information.

BiblioPlan Cool History

provides weekly assignment sheets at four different grade level groupings Littles (K-2), Middles (2-6), Upper Middles (6-8), and Advanced (8-12). Its pretty easy to surmise that the goal of these is to allow a family to challengingly study the same time period and the same topics but at their own distinct levels. Templates for a year-long project Giants of the Faith Book are provided along with coordination of coloring pages (lower levels), Giants of the Faith suggestions, and hands-on activities (i.e. crafts, again for the lower levels). There are subtle grade-appropriate variations in the levels but these pages include reading assignments and questions taken from the Companion readings. The Littles book has suggested reading assignments that point to certain sections of the Companions of interest to younger students and Globe Fun (introductory map activities). The Middles and Upper Middles have an Optional Bonus Question or Activity. Both the Upper Middles and the Advanced include periodic (about every six weeks) exams. The Advanced assignment sheets have assorted questions fill in the blank, short answers, short essays (all taken from the Companions) and research essays (outside of Companions). If youre concerned about answers to all these questions they do exist but they arent in the Cool History books. Its necessary to contact the publisher (contactus@biblioplan.net) for permission to download the answers. Im impressed with the general breadth and scope of these assignment sheets. Theyre obviously designed for review, retention, and reinforcement. And, in general, theyre visually appealing with full color illustrations. However, the space for writing answers seems irregular (Middles is too small 3/16" line spacing; Upper Middles has no lines) and may mean it will work best for your students to transfer all answers to notebooks/binders.

BiblioPlan Hands On Maps

provides one or two full-color maps each week that correspond to the weeks lesson content. Instructions for the maps are printed directly on the map. While students may need to gather a little helpful information from the Companions and/or a world map, students will be able to complete the maps at their level more or less on their own. The Middles maps set has suggestions for K-2, 3+, and 5+ students. The Advanced maps set includes six geography exams as well as a geography scope and sequence. The same set of maps is included in both books but the Middles includes some prompts and partial information that make them easier to complete.

BiblioPlan Timelines & Figures

are well-crafted supplements with one distinct advantage over many other timelines theyre in color. The spiral-bound books can be used "as is" or the pages removed and the timeline mounted on a wall or the pages three-hole punched and the timeline placed into a binder which would allow your student to create an entire timeline in one place. Lots of flexibility here. The timeline consists of one or more colored strips (color varies with the time period) plus dated notes on particular events. The student cuts out the graphics and pictures (located in the back of the book) and inserts them in the appropriate place. The Ancient Timeline includes a single timeline. The Medieval, Renaissance and Reformation Timeline includes two timelines one for church history and one for "regular" history. The America and the World Timeline features facing pages one for the Americas and one for the World. As mentioned earlier, the Timeline Figures are mostly in color (some 19th and 20th century figures are prints of original black and white photos) and, frankly, very eye-catching. Figures include portraits, artifacts, geographical features, monuments and buildings, photos or drawings of events, and much more.

BiblioPlan Craft Book

provides over one hundred crafts that correlate with the Family Guides. These are the crafts referenced in the Cool History assignment sheets. And I must say, the book I examined (Medieval) was very impressive. I would have loved to have such a well-illustrated and well-explained variety of crafts and projects to accompany our history studies. On the random page I opened, there are seven crafts which flow from four separate weeks (by the way, there are seven additional projects for those same four weeks the average is over three per week). A few require materials from other sources but most include directions; all include full-color pictures. Heres the selection: Porcelain Painting (buy a kit), Hold a Japanese Tea Ceremony (get details from internet), Make a Kharbhooja Sharbat Drink (directions), Make a Flying Dragon Head (directions), Make a Chinese Dragon (directions), Make a Yurt (directions), Make a Chinese Cricket Cage (directions). Patterns where needed are provided in the back of the book. This book is fully integrated with the BiblioPlan program but could also be used as a supplement to another world history study.

The BiblioPlan Coloring Book

provides coloring sheets to accompany the lessons. These are referenced in both the Family Guides and the Cool History for Littles assignment sheets. There is at least one and often two pages per week.

The BiblioPlan Family Discussion Guide

is for families who want some help in broadening their history studies into thoughtful family discussions. These Guides provide discussion starters that will help you guide your students into a better understanding of the connections between secular history and their Christian faith. One of the advantages of the Discussion Guide is that they allow you to lead discussions without having to study everything in the Companion yourself.

Remember the Days

is a historical textbook series specifically designed for younger readers (K-6). Covering the same topics (World History, U.S. History, Church History, and Geography) as the Companion and having the same 34 weeks of study, there are more fun stories and more "young" appeal. While you will most likely need to read to your early elementary students, upper elementary students will be able to handle much of the reading on their own. Currently Volume 2 (Medieval Days) and Volume 3 (Early Modern Days) are available with the other two expected over the next two years.

BiblioPlan Cool History Classic

is a republished version of an older edition of the Cool History books. In this version (which did not have grade level grouping designations), questions are based on the textual content of Susan Wise Bauers Story of the World rather than on the BiblioPlan Companions.

So, if your whole family is ready to dig into world history and you want flexibility, an excellent road map, comprehensive textual information, and colorful, engaging reinforcement and enrichment possibilities, then look no further than the new, reconstructed BiblioPlan. ~ Janice




Primary Subject
History/Geography
Grade Start
3
Grade End
8
ISBN
9781945841446
Binding
Trade Paper
Pages
400
Edition
Illustrated
Language
English
Series Title
The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child Ser.
Ages
4 to 11
Audience
Juvenile
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Well-Trained Mind Press
Weight
1.25 (lbs.)
Dimensions
8.25" x 5.25" x 1.06"
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It is the next book in the series. We love Story of the World.
Melanie J on Sep 10, 2020
This has been a helpful series for teaching my son (and myself) history! The narration exercise that is encouraged to do after each lesson also helps to develop my son's writing skills.
Jennifer C on Aug 10, 2020
It is the next book in the series. We love Story of the World.
Melanie J on Sep 10, 2020
loving volume 1, want to continue this series for our history curriculum.
Vickie S on Sep 3, 2020
This has been a helpful series for teaching my son (and myself) history! The narration exercise that is encouraged to do after each lesson also helps to develop my son's writing skills.
Jennifer C on Aug 10, 2020
Bought to supplement our Classical Conversations curriculum.
Kristi L on Aug 5, 2020
We love Story of World. History in an informative, engaging way.
carolyn k on Aug 3, 2020
We have completed volumes 1 & 2 have been very pleased with the presentation and content. This is hands down my kids' favorite school subject.
Nicole B on Jul 29, 2020
I love the way history is being told as a story! I wish history was this interesting when I was in school!
Tamella M on Jul 17, 2020
We have read volumes 1 and 2 of Story of the World and my children have enjoyed the books.
Melinda E on Jul 5, 2020
We have gone through the first two books and have enjoyed them. Great for elementary history.
Jennifer M on Jun 28, 2020
My kids loved the 1st book.
Sarah K on Jun 1, 2020
classical conversations
Geneice V on May 30, 2020
The story format of the SOTW is very engaging for kids. We have used all prior levels and have enjoyed them thoroughly.
Craig J on May 22, 2020
Very good way to teach kids history
Brittany M on May 1, 2020
My kids love this series, History is now my son's favorite subject!
User on Sep 25, 2019
Easy to understand and enjoyable to read. Makes learning history fun.
Amy J on Aug 30, 2019
My children enjoy the accompanying activities to their history curriculum. The activities enhance learning.
Lili H on Jun 24, 2019
This is a fun history book. Even for adults.
Stefanie B on Jun 18, 2019
We've completed the first two volumes.
Sunshine H on Jun 7, 2019
Well trained mind recommendation
Grace B on May 17, 2019
I'm a huge fan of SOTW
Kate C on Mar 10, 2019
we are finishing book 2.
Kristina C on Mar 8, 2019
Great addition to our American history lessons.
Lindsay B on Nov 5, 2018
We've done volumes 1-2, so we are moving on to volume 3 now.
Laurel K on Oct 29, 2018
My son likes to learn about more modern history and this book has excellent reviews on Amazon.
Nathan P on Oct 9, 2018
Love this and my son loves it too! the stories are interesting and its not boring dry facts!
Nikki L on Sep 7, 2018
This is the history we needed for the year.
Amanda A on Sep 6, 2018
The story format makes learning history easy and enjoyable.
Tina P on Aug 25, 2018
We love SOTW! Well written and keeps my daughter engaged.
Danielle W on Aug 16, 2018
We've already gone through the first two volumes and loved them so we're continuing with the third.
Rebecca G on Aug 10, 2018
We love this series and wanted to purchase the third book!
kristin a on Jul 24, 2018
My daughters have loved the story-like, conversational nature of these history books. They're not really a critical or central part of our curriculum; my girls just pick them up and read them for fun when they're in the mood for a nonfiction chapter book.
Chloe G on Jul 20, 2018
It's part of the History Odyssey Early Modern level curriculum (by Pandia Press)
tony f on Jun 13, 2018
Part of our next year curriculum !
Carol H on Apr 19, 2018
This is a curriculum that we are currently using.
Arturo G on Mar 13, 2018
My kids LOVE learning about history from SOTW. We have listened to the entire series as an audiobook in the car and the kids want to go back and read it at home.
Theresa S on Oct 20, 2017
We continue to enjoy SOTW. It's time for another volume!
Anne C on Oct 8, 2017
We've loved using Story of the World for the last two years. The kids are jumping up and down because I've *finally* gotten the next book! Thanks to Story of the World, History is their favorite subject to study.
Katie S on Sep 28, 2017
We finished Volume 2 and wanted to continue the series.
Kimberly R on Aug 15, 2017
This book is a great additional resource for Classical Conversations weekly history sentences. Each chapter tells a story that makes history come alive.
Megan M on Aug 14, 2017
My children, ages 9 and 7 at the time, enjoyed listening to volumes 1 and 2, as I read aloud. We're looking forward to finishing the set.
Leslie M on Aug 9, 2017
Recommended use with Classical Conversations Cycle 3
Stacey N on Aug 8, 2017
I don't have Vol. 3 yet.
Elyse M on Jul 3, 2017
It is part of the "Well Trained Mind" curriculum for third grade.
Daniel K on Jun 19, 2017
My oldest is interested in this period.
Maria S on Apr 22, 2017
We read the two previous books and liked them. Even though my son is in public school I find this series perfect for us.
Margaret T on Apr 13, 2017
History made interesting. Used Vol. 1 & 2.
Rachel G on Apr 11, 2017
Using the series for elem students and they love the story type approach
Kathy on Feb 22, 2017
part of a curriculum we are using for homeschool
Brittany C on Feb 15, 2017
Best history curriculum ever!
Dawn J on Nov 18, 2016
Great history book for kids! My son loves it.
Dongmei s on Sep 4, 2016
loving volume 1, want to continue this series for our history curriculum.
Vickie S on Sep 3, 2020
Bought to supplement our Classical Conversations curriculum.
Kristi L on Aug 5, 2020
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Have used level 1 and 2 so we decided to continue.
August 22, 2020
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2 months ago
Story of the World
We absolutely love this history program. All three of my boys are able to contribute and learn together. This is a great blessing for us.
February 28, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
must read
Excellent, I would recommend it for a classical education of a wise future generation.
February 10, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Great history book for kids.
It is well written and easy for kids to understand without being too simple.
February 9, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Wonderful resource!
We have all 4 volumes and use them daily. We have all learned so much. The CD's are a must. My children beg for them in the car daily. This series brings history to life in a way that's entertaining for children (and adults).
November 3, 2015
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Fantastic, Well-Organized
Our kids love this history series. It is not only their favorite subject, but they ask to do more history! My 9-year-old son especially has ferociously dug into history, and reading in general, like never before due a large part to his interest inspired by these books.
October 15, 2015
Purchased
over 5 years ago


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