Story of the World Vol. 4 Looseleaf Student Pages

Story of the World Vol. 4 Looseleaf Student Pages

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ISBN: 9781945841934
Grades: 3-8

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Consumable sheets from the Activity Book for The Story of the World, Vol. 4.

If you've already purchased the Activity Book, you're free to make copies for your family to use. Many parents find it easier to simply use these pre-copied sheets.

If you already own the Activity Book for Volume 4, then you already have one set of Student Pages in the back of the Activity Book and do not need to purchase an additional set of Student Pages if you have only one student.

The instructions for the parent or teacher are not included in these Student Pages. Those instructions can only be found in the Activity Book.

Did you know that, although the Volume 4 Activity Book doesn't have coloring pages (since it was designed for slightly older students), we have a pack of nothing but coloring pages to accompany it?

Category Description for Story of the World Volume 4: Modern Age:

Enthusiastic users of Susan Wise Bauer's Story of the World will be excited to rediscover the modern era, "From Victoria's Empire to the End of the USSR." This text contains 42 chapters discussing some of the major people, places and events in world history, from 1850 to 2000. Some highlights include: the Crimean war, the American Civil War, the Second Reich, the Japan's Meiji restoration, the Suez canal, the Boers, Western expansion in the U.S., the Boxer Rebellion in China, the Mexican Revolution, the rise of Joseph Stalin, Hitler's rise to power, the Holocaust, the Atom bomb, the partitioning of Palestine, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, Chernobyl, the end of Communism, and much more. Once again, Susan Wise Bauer has put together a very exciting and multi-faceted history study that everyone will love! The text is available in either paperback or hardcover. The activity book is a bound paperback. - Jess




Elementary Homeschool History perfect for the younger child to understand.

In the quest to cover a little of everything from a particular time period AND present it at a level that a younger child can understand, most elementary history texts are, well, lacking in the "fascination" department. I found textbooks very dry as a youngster, but in my case, it led me to do a lot of library reading on my own. Susan Wise Bauer attempts to remedy this boredom by presenting a chronological history to elementary students using a classical approach and an engaging narrative.

The Story of the World consists of a text and a curriculum guide each for four eras of history.

The readings in the text provide a base of knowledge for the time period covered, and is augmented by the use of the guide, which contains review questions, suggestions for supplemental readings, recommended literature selections, map activities, coloring pages, as well as an abundance of projects that span history, art, and science that are sure to excite the student.

Homeschool History in a story-like format, great for short attention spans

The text itself serves as the starting point and backbone of each unit. Each chapter covers a particular time period, and is placed in chronological order. For example, in Volume One: Ancient Times, Chapter One begins with "The Earliest People" followed by chapters detailing periods of Egyptian, Sumarian, Jewish, Babylonian, Assyrian, Indian, Chinese, African, Egyptian, Phoenician, Greek, Persian, Native American, Roman, Christian, Celt, and Barbarian history. The book goes in strictly chronological order, so one time period of a civilization will be covered, and then a different civilization may be covered, returning to another era of the first civilization later to encompass a significant historical event of that civilization. Each chapter is further split into smaller, more bite-sized amounts that lend themselves well to a short attention spans. History is presented in a story-like format that young readers or listeners will appreciate. The author emphasizes that the book is not intended to give a complete overview of the time period, but rather to give the student a chronological order of major events and an appreciation and understanding of different cultures while presenting it in a way that will foster an enthusiasm and enjoyment of the subject matter. So, while they wont learn the name of every ruler of a civilization, they will absorb highlights from an era along with particularly notable people and events. Parents often comment on exactly how much their children "pick up" from Story of the World, often impressing adults and other children with their historical knowledge! Mythical stories as well as historical fiction-type passages about young children from different cultures are woven into the narrative to stimulate further interest.

When a chapter has been read, you and the students would then turn to the curriculum manual/actvitiy guide. At the beginning of each chapter in the guide, page references are given for four recommended supplements: Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, The Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World, The Usborne Book of World History, and the Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of World History. These selections further flesh out the history lessons, particularly for those periods or civilizations where less supplemental reading is available. When all the chapter reading has been accomplished, the next order of business are the reading comprehension-type review questions for each chapter section. Following the questions, the student is asked to summarize the chapter in a few sentences. The author again stresses that important facts be included in this narrative, but not necessarily every one. A few sample narrations are also supplied. The students narrative is then written and can be illustrated with his/her favorite part of the lesson. You may wish to collect these and place them into a loose-leaf binder, to create the students own world history. After these activities have been completed, you may wish to explore the lesson further, using the list of additional history readings and corresponding literature suggestions. Author, publisher, copyright date, and a sentence summary of each book are provided to help you locate these resources.

A hands on approach to history

Now for some real hands-on work! The activities commence with "Map Work," where a map of the appropriate area is supplied, and the student identifies and marks pertinent areas, routes, and features. The geography section is normally followed by a coloring page, highlighting some aspect of the history lesson, or some other word activity. The consumable student pages provided for these "pencil and paper" activities are found at the end of the activity book. These consumable pages may be reproduced by individual families only - not by schools or co-ops. Finally, the chapter closes with a selection of projects to do to really "get into" the featured civilization or time period. These may be arts, crafts, writing, or science projects, or just fun supplemental activities. Most require only common household supplies and art supplies such as paints & paintbrushes, boxes, newspaper and waxed paper, self-drying clay, etc. Several projects are provided for each chapter, covering a wide range of activities. These could include anything from building your own hut to making your own cunieform tablets, mummifying a chicken, brick-making, baking an African or Greek feast, purple dye, an erupting volcano, an olympic wreath, a Native American sand painting, a Roman chariot, making paper, and LOTS more. Some activities are denoted with a "C" to highlight its use as a good co-op or classroom activity. When youve covered the chapter content as much as is desired, move on.

Story of the World test packets and audio CDs

Other supplementals include test packets and audio CDs. Test packets offer some structured review for chapters covered, and the audio CDs allow you to listen to the content of the texts on the road or wherever a CD player is available. The chapters come alive as they are read by Jim Weiss, a professional storyteller. Tracks run from three to five minutes each to make it easier to track your progress or find a specific section.

Basic Packages include soft cover text, activity book and tests. Complete packages include these items plus the audiobook CDs. You can also get a set of the 4 audiobook CDs, all 4 hard-cover texts and all 4 soft-cover texts.

While the breadth of activities and readings may seem overwhelming, keep in mind that not every suggested book needs to be read, and not every single project needs to be completed. (But Mom, cant we embalm the chicken today?) Spend as much time in an era as suits the students, pacing yourself to cover everything that is of interest. The structure of the curriculum makes it especially easy and enjoyable to use with several children in this age range, and Im sure even older kids would love to get in on some activities too! - Jess




Primary Subject
History/Geography
Grade Start
3
Grade End
8
ISBN
9781945841934
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
Well-Trained Mind Press
Weight
2.55 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 1.0"
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I have used all 3 of the other volumes of SOTW and we love them!
SHAUNA M on Aug 3, 2022
I have the original Student Activity Book and needed an extra set of student pages to use with the book this year.
Jennifer M on Aug 2, 2021
I have used all 3 of the other volumes of SOTW and we love them!
SHAUNA M on Aug 3, 2022
The activity books are pretty thick on their own, and I prefer to have an extra set of the student pages so I don't have to tear them out.
Koral C on Jul 22, 2022
I have the original Student Activity Book and needed an extra set of student pages to use with the book this year.
Jennifer M on Aug 2, 2021
Need something for the kids to do while we listen to the audio CDs.
Kari F on Jul 20, 2021
I Love this History Program and wanted an extra set of pages to save time of printing an extra copy.
Donna B on Sep 9, 2020
homeschooling
erica p on Sep 6, 2020
We love the activities and maps included.
Shelley S on Aug 22, 2020
So much easier than trying to copy them out of the big activity book!
Brooke R on Aug 10, 2020
we love story of the world and would like formatted student pages to go along with it
Alison S on Jul 14, 2020
I'm excited to have the option of buying the student pages! So much easier than spending the time and money to copy them myself.
Sarah M on Jan 30, 2020
It is easier and cheaper to order the bundle for each child, than to photo copy from the activity book.
Holly B on Sep 2, 2019
I've been using Story of the World as our History curriculum for 10 years. All my kiddos enjoy it and remember history! I love vol.4 for the middle school years because it helps with outlines and writing as well as history.
User on Aug 21, 2019
This will go nicely with the study for the year.
Gwendy G on Aug 20, 2018
I already have the curriculum and my friend said it is easier to copy from these pages versus the book.
Barb on Aug 6, 2018
For school
Sandra G on Feb 1, 2018
These are necessary for the whole of the curriculum! We enjoy the activities they provide!
Christiana C on Dec 12, 2017
I figured this would be good for my 8th grader to begin thinking about outlines, etc.
Paula H on Dec 11, 2017
Love that I can use this with several grade levels.
Adam L on May 11, 2017
The activity books are pretty thick on their own, and I prefer to have an extra set of the student pages so I don't have to tear them out.
Koral C on Jul 22, 2022
Need something for the kids to do while we listen to the audio CDs.
Kari F on Jul 20, 2021
where are the COLORING pages?
A shopper on Aug 7, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The coloring pages are mixed in with all the other pages in the order of the chapter they pertain to.
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This is great. I like that it is a simple way to focus on comprehension.
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We love this curriculum!
This is our favorite history book! It is fun, engaging, and informative! We is it for all the kids at once.
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