Short Lessons in World History Student with Answer Key

Short Lessons in World History Student with Answer Key

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Item #: 005916
ISBN: 9780825164651
Grades: 6-12

Category Description for Short Lessons in World History:

It's difficult (ambitious, even) to cover world history in a year. A lot of information gets left out. Just the same, it's good to have a framework to work from, even if you intend to "flesh it out." Written at a 5th grade level (making it usable at a lower age than listed above), this course would be an ideal self-study overview of world history for any student, or it would provide short summaries of period history that you elaborate on using supplementary materials. It is a unique book in that it is broken down into "bite-sized" chunks to be completed daily, each followed by a short comprehension exercise. These include fill-ins, multiple choice, puzzles, and map questions. Scattered throughout the material are 12 mini-biographies of major figures in World History - notables like Winston Churchill, Florence Nightingale, Charlemagne, etc. While from a secular publisher, I found no evolutionary content, the first civilization in Sumer begins "nearly 6,000 years ago," and there are several references to the Bible. While certainly not comprehensive, the text is interesting, easy to understand, and inexpensive. Visuals are not glitzy, text is two-colored, and many consist of clip-art type graphics. However, maps are extremely clear. A glossary and answer key are provided in the text. Text is reproducible. This text would be helpful to acquire a "big picture" view of world history.

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Super busy as a care-giver, so I need something I can hand over...and hoping the text is simple enough my daughter will be able to follow it!!!
Esther on Dec 15, 2020
Purchased for my 7th grade daughter that we are homeschooling this year.
Eric G on Oct 18, 2020
Super busy as a care-giver, so I need something I can hand over...and hoping the text is simple enough my daughter will be able to follow it!!!
Esther on Dec 15, 2020
short and easy, keeps attention.
Gail L on Nov 13, 2020
Purchased for my 7th grade daughter that we are homeschooling this year.
Eric G on Oct 18, 2020
Looks like just what I need for a modified World History Class for ELLS
Vikki A on Sep 20, 2019
As a high school special education teacher, I found that it was extremely difficult to differentiate the general education text for my students. So I found this text written on a grade 5 readability level and will try it with my students. Should work much better than packets and copies.
Sharon R on Sep 20, 2019
Looking for a good world history overview that can be completed in a year to supplement world lit.
Wendy R on Aug 30, 2019
Need a World History spine. Planning to use YouTube, library books, etc. to supplement for a child who gets bored easily.
Ivey P on Aug 3, 2019
Read the description in your catalog
Kendre B on Jul 25, 2019
The reviews
Sarah C B on Oct 23, 2018
We were looking for a basic framework of world history that could be used a springboard for deeper study in eras of interest.
Suzanne V on Aug 15, 2018
LEONA L H on Aug 14, 2018
Frieda K on Aug 5, 2018
I needed a workbook for my 9th grade daughter to study over the summer the new world history concepts she will be learning in the fall.
Lisa B on Jun 10, 2018
My daughter is home schooled and it fit the curriculum.
Felecia L on Mar 9, 2018
Looking for a straightforward approach to world history.
Jennifer H on Jan 18, 2018
I chose this book because my daughter was having trouble with longer, very detailed lessons and could not retain the information. Shorter more concise lessons will hopefully be more enjoyable to her.
Michele G on Jan 11, 2018
i chose this book because I was very pleased with the Short Lessons in World History, that I purchased previously for one of my students. I have another student in 8th grade U.S. History and I thought he might enjoy his walk through U.S. History using this similar supplement .
peggy k on Nov 26, 2017
just recently began homeschooling and needed help finding material similar to what he was learning in the classroom.
Lisa B on Oct 17, 2017
Perfect pricing
Crystal N on Aug 27, 2017
Easy for my son to understand
Lisa A on Jul 4, 2017
Heart of Dakota curriculum
Sue Ann P on May 18, 2017
We were looking for a good, concise World History book that give a big picture view of a daunting topic. The assessments with answer key was a big plus!
Holly C on Dec 12, 2016
Looking for a World History text for my 7th grader, with ADD. We've tried others, online & in print, but haven't found the right mix of important content and short, attention-getting lessons. If these lessons prove too simple, we may supplement with more research or a hands-on project for the lessons that grab her interest. Fingers crossed!
Lisa M on Nov 27, 2016
I was looking for a short review of world history for my middle schooler
Mary Ellen K on Oct 18, 2016
My 9th grader needs this for his co-op class.
User on Oct 15, 2016
There are so many resources to choose from, but when I came across this I decided to buy. It's a great book to get started and will allow me time to look some more to fulfill our curriculum requirements. It was a welcomed relief!<br />It is a good overview and appears to cover lots of good info with unit tests.
Susan B on Aug 20, 2016
Need for Co-op class for Homeschool Support Group
Kara K on Aug 15, 2016
This book sounded like a great addition to our World History class.
Mary Rose D on Aug 15, 2016
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Cathleen S on Jun 28, 2016
I need a world history course for a slower reader that is NOT a fan of history. I hope this will cover the basics and get the job done.
Julie S on Apr 6, 2016
short and easy, keeps attention.
Gail L on Nov 13, 2020
Looks like just what I need for a modified World History Class for ELLS
Vikki A on Sep 20, 2019
Is this the 2019 edition?
A shopper on Aug 2, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We currently have the 2006 edition.
Would this be okay for an 11th grader who has not take World History?He did take a class in 6th grade in when he was in public school called World Cultures....not sure if it is the same.
A shopper on Apr 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It is a good resource and over view of World history but is not a complete history course. Used with research papers and extra videos I have made this book work for many grade levels.
does this curriculum count as a full one year credit??
A shopper on May 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes. We added maps, documentaries and other books. There is a suggested reading list for each chapter. I loved this book.
Are the answers posted in this book?
A shopper on Dec 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the answers are included in the back of the book.
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Rated 5 out of 5
A Good Book For A Quick Look at History
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a brief overview of world history. The reading is simple and easy to understand, and the study questions are easy to do and they 're not all fill-in-the-blank. There are some crossword puzzles and other types of questions in the book. If you want a more in-depth view of world history then I would suggest another history book or you could watch documentaries about the events in the book.
April 25, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 2 out of 5
Well, it's short, cheap and sequential. It's also boring. I haven't used it yet, might not use it at all. If I use it at all, I would need to correct for some things that are oversimplified to the point of inaccuracy and/or bias. I think the authors are trying to draw comparisons to modern day, but it ends up sounding like a modern politician's sound bite.

For example, the reason why Rome was weakening was because "The Romans had too many slaves and had grown lazy. Far too many people were on welfare or supported by the government. The Roman rulers spent too much money on armies and they raised the taxes too high..."

I think I want my kids to be thinking of history in slightly more complex terms than that.
October 28, 2018
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I love this material. This combined with other curriculum was exactly what I was not only looking for but what was needed for our 10th grade home school year.
November 5, 2015
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This book was used as a spine in our studies I incorporated library books and videos to go along with the short lessons in this text It has great short bios of historical figures This is a secular text but I didn't find anything offensive here Strictly history There are critical thinking questions throughout the lessons and review questions along with map activities are at the end of lessons The teachers guide is just a book of black lined maps to incorporate I think it's great to use this course as a literature study of world history
January 3, 2008

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