Story of the World Vol. 1 2nd Edition Audiobook CDs

Story of the World Vol. 1 2nd Edition Audiobook CDs

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Item #: 025448
ISBN: 9781933339047
Grades: 1-5

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An unabridged audio recording of the text, read by Jim Weiss. Set includes 7 CDs with a total of 8 hours of running time.

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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
9781933339047
Binding
CD-ROM; Compact Disc
Pages
0
Duration
28800 sec.
Edition
Revised
Language
English
Series Title
The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child Ser.
Audience
Juvenile
Contributor
Jim Weiss (Read by)
Format
CD
Brand Name
Peace Hill Press
Weight
0.55 (lbs.)
Dimensions
6.0" x 5.25" x 1.25"
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I have previously used this with my other children.
Tonia M on Oct 2, 2020
Friend highly recommended!
J B on Aug 19, 2020
I have previously used this with my other children.
Tonia M on Oct 2, 2020
For days when I will be unavailable to read aloud, or we are in the car
Becky C on Aug 27, 2020
Friend highly recommended!
J B on Aug 19, 2020
Required for the classical homeschool program we're involved in. We love these CDs!
Amie S on Aug 17, 2020
It was recommended to me.
Celeste M on Aug 16, 2020
I read The well trained mind by SWB and found it through my homeschool research
Blair R on Aug 5, 2020
FOR THE FIRST YEAR OF HISTORY OF THE WORLD
Fabiola M on Jul 15, 2020
I am looking forward to listening to our history this year.
Michelle P on Mar 30, 2020
I have the books, but the audio will free me up.
BARBARA G on Dec 19, 2019
This was highly recommended by a friend. I like the idea of freeing up some of my time while my daughter and I listen to history together. She can work on coloring her timeline and perhaps I can do laundry or dishes while we listen. Excited to try!
Sarah G on Oct 24, 2019
Engaging history. Purchased CD's for struggling reader.
Heather M on Aug 5, 2019
My family is planning a road trip this summer. I wanted my kids to have something to do / listen to in the car instead of just playing on their ipads.
Barbara F on May 28, 2019
I love the opportunity to listen to these history CDs while we're traveling.
Roxanne G on Apr 17, 2019
So my kids will have a biblical understanding of history.
Margurita A on Feb 26, 2019
To help out when I am tied up and not able to read with child due to other home commitments. So to compliment the books.
Bradley D on Nov 20, 2018
Exceptional Resource!
Michael T on Oct 18, 2018
Since our family enjoys The Story of the World I am getting the audio so we can listen on car rides.
April O on Oct 10, 2018
Recommended as a good history series.
Wendy on Sep 27, 2018
Jim Weiss is a phenomenal storyteller and excellent reader. He makes the story jump from the pages. Have the audio also frees up me to work on elective activities associated with the chapter.
WENDY I on Sep 4, 2018
Homeschool
Ashish M on Aug 28, 2018
Our family loves Story of the World, and the CDs are great to listen to anytime.
Dana L on Aug 16, 2018
To support our study of Story of the World Volume 1.
Hannah R on Aug 14, 2018
It tracks well with the Ancient World Classical Conversations Homeschool curriculum.
Martha M on Aug 10, 2018
Wonderful reviews. Book preview looks fun and engaging.
Elizabeth N on Aug 10, 2018
Studying Ancient History.
Victoria P on Aug 10, 2018
We are listening to story of the world this year for history, I am so hands on for other subjects I needed something easy and doable for history.
Eric D on Aug 1, 2018
We LOVE listening to the Story of the World CD's in the car.
Debby W on Jul 23, 2018
i love this program
User on Jun 24, 2018
We own the books and activity books so I'm looking forward to listening to the audio when we are in the car!
Callee S on Jun 7, 2018
we have the books but I've heard children enjoy listening to the CD's
User on May 24, 2018
We have all the books, but sometimes I just need a break from reading aloud. So, these make that a nice change. I can allow some of my kids to listen while I work individually with others.
Kelly S on May 17, 2018
Looking forward to listening to this on long road trips
Paula L on May 5, 2018
Great for in the car learning. The kids simply listen to the stories and I'm amazed how much they retain and find fascinating.
Marisa L on Apr 24, 2018
We are doing Cycle 1 in CC next year.
Katie R on Apr 11, 2018
My kids love history and I cannot read aloud nearly as long as they can listen, so our family loves audiobooks!
Sara F on Apr 10, 2018
Great curriculum! Even better to have it available to listen to in the car!
Christie B on Apr 6, 2018
Seems like an easy way to teach history.
Lana H on Feb 26, 2018
We love the book and thought it would be a great way to help our dyslexic student along in history.
Violet D on Jan 28, 2018
reviews
Valentina T on Jan 19, 2018
highly recommended by a few people
hannah t on Dec 26, 2017
Highly recommended
Steven D on Dec 11, 2017
Daughter liked the preview and would rather listen than read.
Maggie D on Sep 12, 2017
My eight year old daughter listens to the Vol. 2 Audiobooks most nights while she goes to sleep. She loves listening to her history over and over.
Susan H on Sep 5, 2017
It was recommended by others who used the same curriculum (My Father's World) for enrichment.
Jeanne R M on Aug 24, 2017
I want to listen to it in the car as we travel, so we can be learning while we drive.
Emily H on Aug 19, 2017
She likes it.
Lenlie Q on Aug 15, 2017
After reading the first two volumes myself aloud to my students, I decided to use the audio books with the 3rd and 4th volumes and found it incredibly helpful. Now that we're going through them again, I'm excited to use the audiobook all the way through.
Merielle M on Aug 7, 2017
We love SotW but need the CD for traveling
Lindsey M on Jun 22, 2017
I have borrowed this from the Library and like it so much I am purchasing it. Tells of ancient history in a story-like style, covering all of the early civilizations with good but simple descriptions that do not overburden child with too much detail.
Darcy N on Apr 24, 2017
A friend recommended this to co-inside with the MFW - CTG
Emily H on Apr 21, 2017
For days when I will be unavailable to read aloud, or we are in the car
Becky C on Aug 27, 2020
Required for the classical homeschool program we're involved in. We love these CDs!
Amie S on Aug 17, 2020
This says the set is 8 hours. Is that just Ancient World or All four volumes? Looking for a total duration for all 4 volumes.
A shopper on Jul 1, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Only Volume 1,the other volumes are different sets
if i purchase the book does the cd follow it word for word?
A shopper on Feb 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes. CD is a reading of the text. My daughter listens and follows along in the book.
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Great Idea!
Love getting to listen with child, younger ones can look at maps or use activity sheets if they aren't reading along with the book.
September 23, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
My 7 year old will listen.
My 7 year old son prefers listening to this than listening to me read aloud. We listen to one chapter each school day. The chapters are 5-10 minutes in length. We also use the narration questions in the study guide, my son is really retaining the information! Its short and effective. Its not his favorite thing but not much complaining.
October 11, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Wonderful history curriculum on audiobook
The Story of the World is a wonderful history curriculum and I love the audio book option. I actually use it in conjunction with Layers of Learning. It gives me a break and the kids can listen to it while they color or do other arts and crafts. We also listen to it in the car on longer drives. They really enjoy it.
September 10, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Great AudioBook!
Great overview of history and well written for kids! We spend a lot of time driving in the car and having this as an audiobook has been a lifesaver. My kids love listening to it and I feel good knowing we have still done some history even on busy days!
August 27, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Listening Over and Over
Every time we are in the van, my children practically demand to list to these CDs! They have learned more about history from these CDs than I expected. They are fun to listen to, and I have learned things too! Wonderfully, they aren't annoying to listen to over and over and over and over...
May 29, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Wonderful!
Jim Weiss, the reader, is easy to listen to. My children are attentive to these stories. We listen to the audiobook in the car and follow up with the information with the activity book.
April 19, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
great for dyslexics
love this set with the quizzes. Wish we had never gotten the text too because it is so good to be able to replay and listen.
November 6, 2015
Purchased
over 5 years ago
First offare there any busy homeschooling moms out there? This is the product for you I had heard about The Story of the World from other moms and thought it sounded really neat I started out with the print version and soon became overwhelmed with life and found that we were not getting around to it as much as I would have liked even though I loved the idea of it With five little ones in this house it is hard to get around to getting dressed most of the time so when I discovered that they had an audio version of this product I pounced It was the best thing I ever did! Now the kids can listen to a chapter or two while doing the coloring sheets or the maps while I feed the baby or quickly do the dishes They are loving it and I love listening while I get something accomplished at the same time! What a great concept! Then we can all come together afterwards and discuss what we learned do a project or two and I love to supplement by finding videos or snippets on youtube to give them a visual of what they just heard It is great fun! I love learning it too What a treat instead of a chore And what is great too is that all of the names of the people cities and such are properly pronounced on the cd instead of me trying to muddle through the pronunciation I highly recommend this product to busy homeschooling families Listen to it at home or on the run in the car In this format it is something that you can get around to amidst your busy schedule!
January 23, 2013
I originally bought the Story of the World Ancient Times (Volume 1) audiobook to play in the car while on vacation It quickly became my seven-year-old daughter's favorite audiobook She plays it all day sometimes turning it on before she even eats breakfast With all this repetition the resulting learning has been phenomenal both with concepts and details When we went to the library to get a book out on Alexander the Great she pointed to a picture of Alexander's horse and said its name much to the amusement of the librarian If I have a history question I ask her first -- she knows more than I doI used the audiobook without the printed book or activity book so there was no work involved for me I did purchase the Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of the Ancient World so that she could browse it and see pictures and text related to what she was hearing She has taken a big interest in the book due to having already heard related storiesIf your child is an auditory learner this audiobook is a way you can extend the learning time while finding valuable time to do chores etc It is definitely worth the money for both learning value and time-saving valueMy experience with the Story of the world Ancient Times audiobook has been so good that I'm getting ready to purchase the Middle Ages (volume 2) And I plan to use the other two volumes in the series too
August 14, 2008


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