Choosing Your Way Through the World's Ancient Past

Choosing Your Way Through the World's Ancient Past

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Item #: 005736
ISBN: 9780825119071
Grades: 5-AD

Category Description for Choosing Your Way Through History:

These captivating books really help you to imagine life in the past, as you become the main character in an adventure, making decisions that effect your life. By actually taking the role of a person from that era, you, in a sense, "live" history. The presentation is very effective. I literally could not put the book down until I had tried every avenue. While every facet of life is not covered, the aspects of the culture experienced are salient, meaning they will more likely be retained.

Here is an excerpt from Choosing Your Way Through the World's Ancient Past: "It is 2400 BC. You are a skilled metalworker living in Lagash in a time of war. Should you....

(a) make war materials, or

(b) continue making ornaments

If you decide on (b), you turn to a page which reads: "You choose to keep on making ornaments for the rich, because you would like to keep out of the war. You're good at your job and soon the king hears of your work and you are summoned to the palace. You wait in a room with an old woman. She says, 'Are you here to see the king?' You look at her and say, 'Yes, he wants to see my work.' You show her some of it and she says 'You will probably become a servant of the king, living a merry life as long as the king lives.' You aren't sure what she meant by that last part. Should you... :

(a) leave, or (b) stay and meet the king?

We'll let you decide! Your fate could be wonderful or dreadful, depending on the customs, laws, and circumstances of that time and place. The 200+ page books contain historically accurate accounts/adventures reflective of each civilization or era, followed by true/false questions and project suggestions. - Melissa

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Trade Cloth
Teachers Edition, Instructors Manual, etc., Illustrated
EHS Title
Choosing Your Way Through the World"�s Past
Richard S. Kimball (Editor) ; Steven Meyers (Illustrator)
Anne E. Schraff
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Walch Publishing
1.1 (lbs.)
10.75" x 8.5" x 0.5"
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to incorporate more reading in my course
Dominic w on Mar 13, 2017
to incorporate more reading in my course
Dominic w on Mar 13, 2017
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This is an awesome book! I was very hesitant about the price but decided it was worth it when my then 10 year old daughter that hates history couldn't stop raving about it This series is much like the Choose Your Own Adventure Books from my childhood days but better There is a short little section to read about the time/area/people read about in the story followed by a short little question section such as matching or true/false another section with group activities and yet another with individual activities This would be a great book to use in a co-op or as a spring board for a unit study The reading level didn't seem to be very high to me I think some elementary students could handle and enjoy using this book It also makes a great read aloud and the person/people listening can choose what page to go to nextWe enjoy reading it as a family and voting on what to do next Bottom line: This is a very fun and educational book that can suit many purposes!
March 1, 2009

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