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Story Of The World #4 Modern Age From Victorias Empire To Th End [Paperback]

Susan Wise Bauer
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May 31 2005 Story of the World: History for the Classical Child (Book 4)
Where was the Crystal Palace? Who was the Sick Man of Europe? And how did cow fat start a revolution? Now more than ever, other countries and customs affect our everyday lives and our children need to learn about the people who live all around the world. Susan Wise Bauer has provided a captivating guide to the history of modern nations all around the world. Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, the final volume of the popular Story of the World series weaves world history into a storybook format, covering major historical events in the years 1850-2000. From the Middle East and China to Africa and the Americas find out what happened all around the world in the last century and a half. Designed as a read-aloud project for parents and children to share together, The Story of the World includes the stories of each continent and people group. Each Story of the World volume provides a full year of history study when combined with the Activity Book, Audiobook, and Tests each available separately to accompany each volume of TheStory of the World Text Book. Volume 4 Grade Recommendation: Grades 3-8."

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This may well be the best multi-age read aloud narrative of world history yet to have been written. "

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars easy way to learn history Feb. 13 2009
By joyful spirit TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
We bought the book to go with the audio CDs of the series, as some of us learn better if we can follow along while we listen. The whole set of 4 makes a nice quick overview of history of the world without boring or bogging one down. Intended for elementary age children but enjoyed by all the adults in this household as well!
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5.0 out of 5 stars speeding and accurate July 17 2011
By R. Ong
Format:Audio CD
this product was in my hands in a few days to the delight of my son who waiting to hear what happened next :) THanks!
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5.0 out of 5 stars l'histoire pour tous March 17 2011
Format:Audio CD
Non seulement ce format de livre audio est-il pratique pour les randonne en voiture, mais c'est egalement tres educatif, pour les enfants et les parents.
C'est une serie geniale. Je ne suis pas certain si elle est disponible en francais...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another good volume, sorry that it is the last June 9 2005
By Henry Cate III - Published on
My family has greatly enjoyed the first three volumes of "The Story of the World" series. Our daughters have listened to the "Story of the World" CDs again and again. My oldest daughter on her own will pick up the first three books to read. So when Peace Hill Press sent out an email saying a few advanced copies were available, I quickly ordered a copy. When it arrived I had to take turns with my oldest daughter as we both wanted to read it.

In many ways this is a good conclusion to the series. It is a bigger book than the previous ones. Susan Wise Bauer says in the forward that Story of the World Volume 1 was written for children in grades 1 to 4, volume 2 was written for children in grades 2 to 5, volume 3 was written for children in grades 3 to 6, and volume 4 was targeted at children in grades 4 to 8. So this last book is written for a much higher level than the first book.

Be warned, in many ways this is a sad book, it focuses mainly on the wars, revolutions, and civil strife over the last 150 years. This is probably its biggest weakness. The book makes little mention of positive things that have happened over the last 150 years. Most of the discussions of changes in technology, business, or other areas of life have to do with how the changes affected war.

It was sad to see some basic patterns. Again and again some leader, or group of leaders, would try to gain power or expand power, there would be a lot of fighting, many people would die, and often things wouldn't fundamentally change.

The book is very comprehensive. It covers every part of the world. I learned a lot about South America and Africa. I had not realized that it was only in the 1870s that Europe carved up Africa.

This is a good conclusion to the series. It is well written. It was hard to put down. If you have read the first three volumes then you should buy this book. If not, you might want to start with the first volume.
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3.0 out of 5 stars and now for something completely different... Oct. 3 2005
By Karen J. Morton - Published on
To be honest we are only ten chapters in to this volume (having read the previous three volumes), but this volume seems very choppy and disconnected. She does put a disclaimer at the beginning of the book stating the older age (fourth grade to eighth grade) of her intended audience, however the "storytelling" style of the previous volumes seems to be missing; that, in addition to the seemingly unrelated topics in each chapter make this book a much more difficult read, and certainly a more difficult "follow." We are hoping that the Activity Guide will make it more cohesive, however, it has not yet been released, which is very frustrating. Not giving up yet, however, as this has been a very good series overall.
29 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I highly recommend this book to everyone 10 and up July 23 2005
By K. Arbuckle - Published on
I would say all ages, but I think it is several pages too long for a reader much younger than ten unless they are a gifted reader. A parent or caregiver could easily read it aloud for younger children. I really appreciate the author's vision in recognizing the need for unbiased, classic books that simply try to tell history rather than interpret it. In today's global environment, it is important for people to know a little of the history from around the world, and this author makes it more enjoyable than most of our carbon-copy textbooks that we all had in school. She tells history as a story, which is perfect because that is exactly what history is-the story of how people have lived and what they have accomplished.
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best history I have used March 23 2006
By D. Lowe - Published on
If you are teaching more than one age group I couldn't recomend a better history curriculum. I have 5 kids from 6yrs to 16. We all use the same book for history. I read aloud to the kids who can't read yet or who would rather listen. If you want to use this you will also need to buy the Activity Book. It includes lots of things to do for each subject including a list of books to read for older kids. I realy like the receipes for each time period.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My son loves this series Dec 12 2006
By Sharon Allison - Published on
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My son started with Book 1 of this series on audio and eagerly listened to the CDs over and over. He honestly knows way more about history and geography than anyone I know (including adults). His greatest loves are maps, geography, history, and military battles and equipment due to The Story of the World. This series has prompted a 9 year old boy to read scholarly tomes from the library and bookstore on those topics and now he eagerly watches the military and history channels. He is already planning on going to Annapolis and has commited to becomming an Eagle Scout to help him get into the naval academy. We never actually used the activity books, but I bought them (at his insistence) and he has used them independently. At this time he is begging me for the new Book 4 activity guide because it has tons of maps! Another great resource is Geography Songs.
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