Story of the World Vol. 1 Student Pages

Story of the World Vol. 1 Student Pages

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ISBN: 9781933339153
Grades: 1-5

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Consumable sheets from the Activity Book for The Story of the World, Vol. 1

(If you've already purchased the Activity Book, you're free to make copies for your family to use. But we appreciate your being concerned about copyright. Too many people aren't.)

Many parents find it easier to simply use these pre-copied sheets. If you already own the Activity Book for Volume 1, 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.

You can buy these already printed. But it makes a lot more sense to buy the PDF. Unless you're a school, in which case, thanks for using our stuff, and did you know that we have tests too?

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

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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
1
Grade End
5
ISBN
9781933339153
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
Well-Trained Mind Press
Weight
1.3 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.5"
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I was going to have to make copies of every page to have one for both of my kiddos and decided it would be easier and more convenient to just order a second student workbook instead. The workbook has fun coloring pages and great activities and maps to look at.
Andrea G on Oct 21, 2020
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Jennifer V on Aug 20, 2020
I was going to have to make copies of every page to have one for both of my kiddos and decided it would be easier and more convenient to just order a second student workbook instead. The workbook has fun coloring pages and great activities and maps to look at.
Andrea G on Oct 21, 2020
I'm so glad to get these pre-printed....trying to remove any obstacle to just learning at home. Now I won't have to search for and print the pages I want. They are ready to go!
Jana J on Aug 31, 2020
homeschool helper
Jennifer V on Aug 20, 2020
Simple and focused delivery of information. Content and activities are interesting and fun.
Shareen P on Aug 12, 2020
to help my boys learn more for taking their tests later
Krystal P on Aug 4, 2020
Using this for history curriculum for my 4 children ages 5-12. It is so nice to be able to use something for all of them together instead of 4 different history lessons.
Sharice B on Jul 28, 2020
I have been using these sheets for over 15 years. I love the time I save from having to print these pages on my own for my kids.
Alma B on Jul 27, 2020
I find these pages helpful for history.
Kelley K on Jul 17, 2020
Amazing curriculum
Rebekah M on Jun 30, 2020
So interactive, kids learn and retain more knowledge with the student pages.
BARBARA G on Dec 19, 2019
I have used SOTW and loved the series for my older children that I saved the curriculum. Now, my five year old is ready to begin the adventure. I just needed the activity pages to get her started on this wonderful series! Thank you Rainbow Resource!
Anna D on Jul 10, 2019
I used this book with my first child and don't want to have to print out all the pages for my second child, this is just a relatively cheap way to have that done for me. Plus hold punched so even easier!
Julie W on Jul 8, 2019
So I do not have to make copies from my originals each day. Make life easier.
Anne G on Oct 1, 2018
This looks fantastic- i love that we can photocopy but this is easier ;)
shannon on Jul 24, 2018
I chose this because it goes along with the Story of The World reading book and student activity book that does not include these student pages.
Mariaelena T on Jul 24, 2018
I have heard great things from friends who homeschool.
Emily S on Jul 19, 2018
Purchased the Complete Package.
Eva C on Dec 10, 2017
so I dont have to make copies myself
Adria T on Oct 4, 2017
I like the printed student pages, which have better shading on the map than the downloadable ones I purchased.
Loren F on Sep 25, 2017
Avoid having to copy everything for second child
Christopher N on Sep 12, 2017
I'm so glad to get these pre-printed....trying to remove any obstacle to just learning at home. Now I won't have to search for and print the pages I want. They are ready to go!
Jana J on Aug 31, 2020
Simple and focused delivery of information. Content and activities are interesting and fun.
Shareen P on Aug 12, 2020
So, this is a collection of all the student pages for the history of the world vol 1, correct?
A shopper on Oct 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the same pages that are in the Vol 1 Activity book..if you have only one child you will use this for, you don't need to purchase the Student pages. I have three kids I am using it for so I basically bought the combo pack which included the text, activity book and tests and bought 2 more Student pages...for my 3rd child I just tear out from the activity book itself. Much easier than having to copy for each of my other two kids. Hope this helps
How many SOTW1 student pages?
User on Aug 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I think i figured it out from the activity book TOC: 127.
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These pages are great! I love having a hands on activity for my children to complete, and paperwork for the reviews!
July 5, 2020
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8 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Worth it to not worry about copying
Call me lazy but I really didn't want to copy all the student pages from the Activity book for my other child. This was a good value! I appreciate the author allowing/encouraging reproduction within the family but this has been a time saver. I put all of the pages in a 3 ring binger. They enjoy making their own history notebook
September 29, 2018
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