Book of World History (Usborne)

Book of World History (Usborne)

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Item #: 004595
ISBN: 9780794524784
Grades: 3-8

Product Description:

This is the combined, hardcover volume of the Children's Picture World History series, covering the first civilizations to 1914 A.D. Given to her as a gift, this volume was eagerly devoured from cover to cover by our then 5th grade daughter, who scarcely put it down and opened every sentence with "Did you know...?". Previously showing very little interest in history as a school subject, we were impressed at the ability of this book to hold her interest. The text is highly readable and the illustrations captivating. If you are force-feeding history to your upper-elementary or junior high student, this may be the answer. Please note that this is a secular publication. You may want to edit or omit some of this volume, particularly the earliest part. Depending on the age of your children, you may let them "edit" themselves - or use the discrepancies between the secular and Christian worldview as the basis for discussion.

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Dr. Anne Millard
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EDC / Usborne
2.4 (lbs.)
11.25" x 8.75" x 0.75"
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It's recommended with the Story of the World texts
Amy B on Feb 12, 2022
It was recommended as a great supplement to Story of the World Vol 1.
Erika R on Feb 17, 2021
It's recommended with the Story of the World texts
Amy B on Feb 12, 2022
suggested by Story of the world curriculum
JANINA L on Mar 25, 2021
It was recommended as a great supplement to Story of the World Vol 1.
Erika R on Feb 17, 2021
Recommend to use with story of the world
Kimberly L on Aug 5, 2020
We are in the Classical Conversations program, and this book gives so much great information for the cycle 2 information we are studying!
Christine B on Sep 22, 2019
A good overview of world history for elementary school students.
Chantal C on Aug 22, 2019
It's a recommended book in the Story of the World series.
Jina L on Apr 13, 2019
Goes with the Sonlight curriculum we'll be using
Sasha N on Mar 27, 2019
Good illustrations that have been well recommended.
Noelani Jean H on Jun 18, 2018
homeschool kids
Lisa K on Jun 1, 2018
Seemed like a good material and it is what my child is interested in learning.
Sofiane H on Jan 15, 2018
To go with The Story of the World.
Eva C on Dec 23, 2017
This book was recommended by my sister as a good interesting history book for our children
Irvin R on Dec 2, 2017
it was recommended to supplement our history work
Jennifer B on Sep 7, 2017
JAMES M on Nov 9, 2016
It is used as reference for The Story of the World.
Mary D on Sep 7, 2016
Our syllabus asks for the Warriors and Seafarers which as a separate book is out of print. So I was glad to see it available in this book and available for purchase here. I couldn't find this very many places, and Rainbow Resource was by far the best price. And as always, you can't beat free shipping making it an even better deal!!
John S on Jul 26, 2016
Jennifer C on Jul 4, 2016
We are doing SOTW, and this book isn't sold through Usborne anymore
Jennifer M on Jun 16, 2016
Purchasing this to go along with the "Story of the World" History Curriculum I'm using next year.
Brooke H on Apr 24, 2016
We purchased this because it is a companion item for Story of the World vol. 1
Gina F on Apr 10, 2016
We are using The Story of the World as our history curriculum this year in our homeschool and this book was recommended as an additional resource. Since our library doesn't have it, I decided I should just buy it. I don't usually buy a lot of books since we frequent the library so often, but I figured a book like this could be enjoyed for years and was worth the money.
Jessica S on Mar 13, 2016
This is supplemental to my child's history lessons in Story of the World.
Catharina C on Nov 11, 2015
The Story of the World recommends it
Tiffany E on Sep 28, 2015
suggested by Story of the world curriculum
JANINA L on Mar 25, 2021
Recommend to use with story of the world
Kimberly L on Aug 5, 2020
Is there a workbook that can be used with this book?
A shopper on Aug 25, 2020
BEST ANSWER: What we used this book with was Story of the World Volume 1. There is no workbook specifically for this book but Story of the World is a great curriculum.
Can you tell me how this book compares with the previous edition (white cover with drawings on it)? I used that with my older two children seven years ago and am wondering if I should purchase the new edition for my youngest.
A shopper on Aug 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I believe it's the same book with updated graphics I believe. Maybe somebody who has the old one can verify though. Sonlight has used this book for a very long time in Core B and they had the original cover one and since have updated to this one but I don't know that anything has changed in the curriculum though and it would if the book was different.
How does The Usborne Book of World History differ from The Usborne Encyclopedia of World History?
A shopper on Jan 10, 2016
Book of World History (Usborne)
Book of World History (Usborne)
Encyclopedia of World History pb (Usborne)
Encyclopedia of World History pb (Usborne)
BEST ANSWER: The Encyclopedia is targeting a slightly older audience than the Book. The Encyclopedia includes a large section - about 100 pages - of prehistory that is covered in just a few pages in the Book. The Encyclopedia provides a broader perspective. For instance, the Encyclopedia in the section on the Romans includes two pages each on The Rise of Rome, The Roman Army, Life in a Roman Town, Fun and Games,The Spread of Christianity, and The Fall of Rome. The Book has two pages each on The Rise of Rome, Life in the Roman Empire, and Romans and Barbarians. There is overlap of content and occasionally graphics but, in general, the Book is more cartoonish and the Encyclopedia has more detailed drawings and artifact pictures. The Encyclopedia is 7.5 x 9.5, pb, 414 pgs. The Book is 8.75 x 11, hb, 194 pgs.
How does this book, The Usborne Book of World History, differ from The Usborne Encyclopedia of World History?
A shopper on Jan 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: As I have not seen the Encyclopedia, I can tell you that the Book of World History is set up chronologically starting with the earliest people/civilizations and progresses from there. It is cartoony, rich with pictures and historical tidbits. We are using it to supplement The Story of the World. The Story of the World activity book references the corresponding pages both Usborne's BoWH and EoWH, as well as the Kingfisher books.
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This is a really great book to go with our world history studies. Great pictures so its great for visual learners.
August 10, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good prices and quick delivery
I ordered from rainbow resource because of their good prices and was pleased with the quick delivery. I would order again without hesitation.
April 5, 2017
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent resource!
Interesting, entertaining, great pictures, kids love it!
September 16, 2016
over 6 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
This book is excellent with lots of fun pictures, but some may not like the cartoon cultural nudity.
August 4, 2016
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
The Usborne World History Book is an informative and well-illustrated book that is one of our favorite reference books in our endeavor to learn about the past I have a 2nd grader who has used this book for three years now and she still isn't tired of looking through it She learns something new every time she picks it up Sometimes she has learned things I didn't expect her to learn till she was much older such as the severe consequences of breaking laws under the Code of Hammurabibut she found it very interestingI must say that this book although illustrated mostly with cartoon-like drawings is quite graphic for sensitive readers For example when it discusses the Assyrian Army it shows a picture of the decapitated heads of dead citizens and soldiers holding some of these bleeding heads in their hands It even shows one soldier cutting a man's throat There is also quite a bit of nudity in this book but it is presented for historical accuracy and not portrayed in an overly explicit mannerThis book is written from a secular viewpoint and begins with "the first settlers" who according to this book lived around 10 000 BC and "graduallyrealized that seeds dropped on the ground grew into plants" If this book is being used as a read aloud for younger children the parents can easily edit the wording in the first few pages to support Christian beliefsIf the children are older and can read it themselves the book contains many great conversation starters for family discussion and debate This is not a book that I like to just pick up and read straight through It is not in a storybook format as is "The Story of the World" and "A Child's History of the World " but it is an excellent resource to use as a go-along for other curricula We have used it with a "Child's History of the World" and with the Veritas History program This book is easy to read and the neat illustrations make the text come to life This book has several timelines which are helpful when studying history chronologically One thing that would be helpful that this book lacks is a pronunciation key for some of the names and words that we don't hear every dayWe have used the Usborne World History Book quite successfully with multi-age studentsthis book has held the interest of "students" ranging from 4-years-old all the way up to 75-years-old You never stop learning! This book is great for visual learners who don't mind a lot of information on one page For someone who gets overwhelmed or easily distracted this book might be too "busy" However one thing that is helpful is that many of the pages have numbers next to the illustrations so that you will know in which order to read the captionsCompared to other history books this one is much more interesting due to the great illustrations and hands-on activities Some of the activities include directions for painting a Chinese wall-hanging sewing an applique making a working model of a catapult designing a model shaduf and making a water clock These are great fun and helpful for the kinesthetic learner!The Usborne Book of World History is definitely a good value for the money This book can be used for many many years of learning and will most likely spark the interest of anyone who picks it up
January 9, 2007

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