Story of the World Volume 3 Tests and Answer Key

Story of the World Volume 3 Tests and Answer Key

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Item #: 031206
ISBN: 9781933339221
Grades: 3-8

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Contains a test for each chapter, made up of 15-20 short answer, multiple choice, true/false, matching, and fill-in-the-blanks. Answer key included and tests are 3-hole punched. Reproducible for family use only.

In 42 chapters, the third volume of Story of the World takes another good-sized bite out of world history. Topics covered in Volume 3 include Japanese warlords, colonies in the "New World", the spread of slavery, the "Sun King" of France, English control in India, imperialist China, The 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 activity book is only available in paperback, and student activity pages are reproducible for families only - not co-ops or schools. - 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

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The chapters are very comprehensive and the questions in this book help the focus.
Cornelia C on Jun 4, 2020
The tests are a great way to quantify learning for our end of year portfolio.
Maria W on Aug 23, 2019
The chapters are very comprehensive and the questions in this book help the focus.
Cornelia C on Jun 4, 2020
Love this series. It is fun reading and my daughter is loving history thanks to this series. Our second year using it.
katie j. on Oct 12, 2019
The tests are a great way to quantify learning for our end of year portfolio.
Maria W on Aug 23, 2019
We enjoyed SOTW vol 1 but I felt it would have been a better fit to include some questions to make sure we are comprehending the subject matter.
Stacie B on Aug 15, 2019
I have the book
CAtherine W on Aug 5, 2019
History is more than boring dates and timelines with Story of the World
Craig M on Mar 3, 2019
I felt it was time to test my 6th graders history knowledge. The books and the tests that accompany them are simple to read, yet challenging enough.
Rebecca N on Sep 8, 2018
Happy they have this; I like to know my home schooler is retaining the information.
Jessica L on May 22, 2018
To go with our Story of the World Volume 3 book.
Cynthia B on May 15, 2018
This is a curriculum that we are currently using.
Arturo G on Mar 13, 2018
Love Story of the World- kids love it in homeschooling- great price!
Billie Jo S on Mar 6, 2018
We love the program and needed a new test book
Christina D on Dec 14, 2017
My student needed this to complete this subject for the school year.
Kathy G on Aug 31, 2017
We use it as a comprehension check for Story of the World.
Kimberly R on Aug 15, 2017
this is a great addition to the SOTW series and I think it will be a nice challenge for my 6th grader who I am teaching along with my 3rd grader.
Andrea M on Jun 28, 2017
we love this series
User on May 22, 2017
Great review to do after listening to the Story of the World as an audio book. Also helps to see the names of the people and places in print since we only heard them on the audio book.
Nancy B on Feb 23, 2017
Anna M F on Nov 16, 2016
My son likes this program.
Nicole W on Aug 2, 2016
I like having a quick, concrete way to get a feel for what our kids have gotten out of each chapter - and I love that I didn't have to create it!
Jenni L on Jul 5, 2016
I love SOTW we started with Vol 1 and now we are in Vol 3. I find the test booklet useful.
Nancy T on Jun 21, 2016
I love story of the world and I homeschool. The tests would aid in comprehension and assessing what my children have retained.
sherry s W on Apr 14, 2016
"Excellent product for classical education"
Ecaterina C on Feb 18, 2016
Someone recommended it to me.
User on Feb 17, 2016
Using it for our homeschool, where we use the Classical Method of teaching.
Jennifer B on Nov 14, 2015
I love this history series and so does my daughter. Story of the World brings history alive!
Teresa L on Oct 30, 2015
Love this series. It is fun reading and my daughter is loving history thanks to this series. Our second year using it.
katie j. on Oct 12, 2019
We enjoyed SOTW vol 1 but I felt it would have been a better fit to include some questions to make sure we are comprehending the subject matter.
Stacie B on Aug 15, 2019
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Excellent, I would recommend it for a classical education of a wise future generation.
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