Story of the World Vol. 3 Audiobook

Story of the World Vol. 3 Audiobook

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Item #: 031188
ISBN: 9781945841651
Grades: 3-8

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An unabridged audio recording of the text, read by Jim Weiss. Set includes 9 CDs with a total of 11 hours of running time.

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In 42 chapters, the third volume of Story of the World takes another good-sized bite out of world history. Topics covered in Volume 3 include Japanese warlords, colonies in the "New World", the spread of slavery, the "Sun King" of France, English control in India, imperialist China, The Revolutionary War, Captain Cook's explorations, Age of Industrialism in Europe, Napoleon, French Revolution, Lewis & Clark, Mexican independence, Africa and colonialism, the Opium Wars, the Gold Rush, and much, much more. The activity book is only available in paperback, and **revised** student activity pages are reproducible for families only - not co-ops or schools. - Jess

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

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Grade Start
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CD-ROM; Compact Disc
39600 sec.
Series Title
The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child Ser.
General Adult
Jim Weiss (Read by)
Brand Name
Well-Trained Mind Press
0.6 (lbs.)
5.88" x 5.12" x 0.88"
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We're currently going through volume 2. My kids really enjoy the stories. Audio is perfect for road trips or long distance drives.
Cristina S on Jan 23, 2023
It is so much easier to pop in the CD than to read one more thing to my children during Morning Time. This way, we can listen in the car or over lunch and still knock out history.
Anne C on Aug 2, 2022
We're currently going through volume 2. My kids really enjoy the stories. Audio is perfect for road trips or long distance drives.
Cristina S on Jan 23, 2023
We love this book. First year my daughter has wanted to study history. I have heard great feedback regarding the audio version. Cannot wait to listen.
Heather G on Nov 5, 2022
It is so much easier to pop in the CD than to read one more thing to my children during Morning Time. This way, we can listen in the car or over lunch and still knock out history.
Anne C on Aug 2, 2022
curriculum selected by our classical christian school with homeschooling blend
michelle t on Jul 18, 2022
My kids love listening to these CDs over and over!
Iris B on Jun 25, 2022
We love the books and wanted to listen to them in the car.
Genevie D on Jun 14, 2022
Would like to try this for my younger child who is struggling with reading. As I teach her to read I would prefer she still enjoy learning history with out feeling frustrated.
Peter B on Oct 21, 2021
makes it easy to school while on the road
heather c on Sep 17, 2021
Teacher Recommendation
Bambi H on Sep 1, 2021
supplemental history for homeschooling kids-- we listen in the van and they loved the first one.
Anisa T on Aug 6, 2021
It was recommended to me
Rebekah H on Jul 24, 2021
We've loved Story of the World Vol.s 1&2!
Elaina S on Feb 19, 2021
We have the vol. 2 audiobook, and really enjoy it. The reader is good, and it helps give my voice a break when teaching.
Erica B on Jan 25, 2021
Teresa M on Dec 7, 2020
Great combination of geography and history. So many activities and further reading selectionsavailable in this curriculum to supplement your learning.
Jillian W on Sep 16, 2020
Friend highly recommended!
J B on Aug 19, 2020
Recommendation from an experienced homeschooler.
Kari F on Aug 17, 2020
The Story of the World series is great and we really enjoy having the option of the audiobook.
Alice L on Aug 1, 2020
These items are excellent resources for world history for any age (8yrs - adult), especially in the time of necessary home learning. Though from a somewhat "Christian" perspective, the author gives a very real and accurate recounting of world history with the inclusion of the various world religions, no alteration, elimination or fact changing. Just the real deal! She honors concisely the entirety of the human experience/history up to 1960's. Absolutely recommend!!!
Rachael S on Aug 1, 2020
We love Story of the World, but there are times when I cannot read it aloud. Listening to the audio book in the car or while I am unavailable to read has worked well for the other volumes. Plus my children can re-listen to chapters we have read, or even listen ahead, as they like. We really enjoy listening to Jim Weiss narrate these books.
Melinda E on Jul 5, 2020
I love SOTW history and have all the volumes and their activity books! My kids are old enough now that I don't want to read the history to them, so I'm purchasing the audio so they can listen while I do other things. :)
Melinda B on Jun 17, 2020
We enjoy this on road trips
Mandi M on Jun 11, 2020
We love the stories. The chapters are short and engaging. I am hoping the audiobook will help us on car rides as well.
Cornelia C on Jun 4, 2020
Corresponds with Biblioplan - what we use for history.
User on May 24, 2020
Great stories with an amazing audio by Jim Weiss.
Michael B on Apr 25, 2020
My kids listen to these over and over again.
April L on Apr 24, 2020
We have two first volumes and really enjoyed them. Decided to keep listening :)
Iryna m on Oct 17, 2019
To use with my child with dyslexia while we listen to the stories we work on the coloring pages
Heather S on Aug 9, 2019
We love SotW but I want to try having the audiobook read for me so I can occupy my toddler and the older kids can concentrate better on the reading.
Sandy G on Jul 30, 2019
We really enjoyed Vol. 1!
Courtney F on Apr 23, 2019
We have loved the Story of the World curriculum, and now we need to spend more time in the car to meet some family demands, so to keep up with our History curriculum, we are going to listen to our lessons on the go. So glad there is an audiobook option!
Jillian W on Feb 13, 2019
We LOVE listening to our history in the car! My kids are captive audiences. Plus, we love Jim Weiss!
Jaci R on Sep 21, 2018
I love being able to listen to History in the car!
Bonnie F on Sep 14, 2018
my son loves these stories. We drive a lot and they keep us engaged during our commute.
mercedes s on Sep 4, 2018
I chose this because my children love to listen to these stories before bed. it is the perfect way to transfer a love of history to them through Jim Weiss' great story telling!
Heather L on Sep 1, 2018
We have used SOTW for two years, and are starting Volume 3. The audio book makes car rides very entertaining, and saves the day when I simply cannot carve out read-aloud time. The narrator is fantastic and I highly recommend the whole series.
Rochelle W on Aug 30, 2018
Friends have recommended this item, my child loves audiobooks, and I am hoping this will be a more consistent answer than me doing it
Amenda L on Aug 26, 2018
Great to listen to in the car. Jim Weiss (narrator) is the best. Brings history alive.
Carol S on Aug 11, 2018
Homeschool Co-op Curriculum
Mark P on Jul 7, 2018
My son is an auditory learner :)
Jessica L on May 22, 2018
I love not having to read, and my kids love listening.
Nycol P on Apr 28, 2018
Part of our next year curriculum - Love the storyteller!
Carol H on Apr 19, 2018
great history curriculum!
Grace M on Mar 20, 2018
I have purchased one of these each year for my husband for Christmas. He listens to them on his commute to work. Then we use them for our home school when appropriate.
Bonnie G on Nov 14, 2017
This gives a great overview of history. Jim Weiss does an excellent job reading. He is enjoyable to listen to!
AnnMarie T on Oct 11, 2017
We like to listen to the books when we have long car drives. It lets us take school on the road.
Jason D on Sep 27, 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
We are listening to the Story of the World audiobooks in order to fill in our historical education.
Debra E H on Aug 31, 2017
I used story of the world last year and really liked it. We wanted to continue with it this year.
Brandy S on Aug 28, 2017
The kids and I love listening to SOTW in the car. The narrator makes history so interesting.
Lora on Jul 8, 2017
We love this book. First year my daughter has wanted to study history. I have heard great feedback regarding the audio version. Cannot wait to listen.
Heather G on Nov 5, 2022
curriculum selected by our classical christian school with homeschooling blend
michelle t on Jul 18, 2022
Is this set on CD? Or downloadable MP3?
Tara on May 2, 2020
BEST ANSWER: it is a set of CD. My son enjoyed them a lot. We would listen in the car most of the time. It definitely made history enjoyable for him.
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Story if the World CDs
These CDs are a great supplement to whatever history you are using. Great for rides in the car, or individual listening. We have used them asking with Master Books World Story 1-3. You need to be a bit creative with when to read which chapter but our now 8th grader loves to use her ear phones at her desk to listen while she works on her time line book each week.
September 23, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Using it for another round with my younger kids. Great presentation of history with coloring pages and activities. CDs make it much easier!
September 9, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Very good
We haven’t listed to all of it yet but I’m learning so much. I know a lot of people enjoy this series a lot.
September 28, 2019
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
A great tool!
August 30, 2019
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
History on CD
I would recommend this for the busy mom. I know it is better to read aloud, but I am currently folding clothes while we listen to the stories of the world.
December 12, 2016
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I did not discover Story of the World until my children were in 4th and 7th grade We had always used unit studies and so I felt that they knew a lot of history but did not have a grasp of events in chronological order We have been hooked on these audio books since that year We listen to a chapter and then we use our Kingfisher Encyclopedia of History and other books from our personal library and the public library to dig a little deeper I always tell homeschoolers that SOTW is great as a stand alone if you have children in younger grades and it is also great as a "jumping off place" if your children are older It provides an outline that keeps auditory learners focused If you have visual learners I would recommend the book rather than the audiobook Kinesthetic learners will benefit from the short chapters and the activity books Since my children were older and were accustomed to unit studies I did not use the activity books The activity books are truly for younger students as is recommended We also use a timeline to help us remember important people You may want to purchase plastic CD cases at an office supply store ($7) so that you can easily use the CDs
January 5, 2009

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