This first book in the four-volume narrative history series for elementary students will transform your study of history. The Story of the World has won awards from numerous homeschooling magazines and readers' polls?over 150,000 copies of the series in print!What terrible secret was buried in Shi Huangdi's tomb? Did nomads like lizard stew? What happened to Anansi the Spider in the Village of the Plantains? And how did a six-year-old become the last emperor of Rome?Told in a straightforward, engaging style that has become Susan Wise Bauer's trademark, The Story of the World series covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. Africa, China, Europe, the Americas?find out what happened all around the world in long-ago times. This first revised volume begins with the earliest nomads and ends with the last Roman emperor. Newly revised and updated, The Story of the World, Volume 1 includes maps, a new timeline, more illustrations, and additional parental aids. This read-aloud series is designed for parents to share with elementary-school children. Enjoy it together and introduce your child to the marvelous story of the world's civilizations.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 The Story of the World Text Book. Volume 1 Grade Recommendation: Grades 1-5. Black-and-white illustrationsBook Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 1/1/2006
This second book in the four-volume narrative history series for elementary students will transform your study of history. The Story of the World has won awards from numerous homeschooling magazines and readers' polls—over 150,000 copies of the series in print!Now more than ever, other cultures are affecting our everyday lives—andour children need to learn about the other countries of the world andtheir history. Susan Wise Bauer has provided a captivating guide to thehistory of other lands. Written in an engaging, straightforward manner,this revised edition of The Story of the World: History for theClassical Child, Volume 2: The Middle Ages weaves world history intoa story book format. Who discovered chocolate? What happened to thegiant Fovor of the Mighty Blows? Why did the Ottoman Turks drag theirwar ships across dry land?The Story of the World coversthe sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. Africa,China, Europe, the Americas—find out what happened all around the worldin long-ago times. Designed as a read-aloud project for parents andchildren to share together, The Story of the World includes eachcontinent and major people group. Volume 2: The Middle Ages, isthe second of a four-volume series and covers the major historicalevents in the years 400 to 1600 CE, as well as including maps,illustrations, and tales from each culture.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 The Story of the World Text Book. Volume 2 Grade Recommendation: Grades 1-6. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white drawings and mapsBook Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/16/2007Pages: 424Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Stunning color photographs depict everyday life in Nigeria in this unusual ABC book by a talented African photographer. "An incisive, sophisticated view of her homeland's rich heritage."--Publishers Weekly.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/1/1997Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Best-selling nonfiction maven Gail Gibbons explores elephants, the world's largest land animal. Elephants are very intelligent and social, with a trunk that serves as nose, foot, hand, and tool. Using her signature combination of clear information and detailed illustrations, Gail Gibbons presents important facts about these mesmerizing animals, describing elephant behavior, habitats, diet, and more.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/1/2010Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Illustrated in full color. In this playful introduction to maps and geography, step by simple step, a young girl shows readers herself on a map of her room, her room on the map of her house, her house on the map of her street--all the way to her country on a map of the world. Once the reader is familiar with the maps, she demonstrates how readers can find their own country, state, and town--all the way back to their room--on each colorful map. Easy-to-read text, bright artwork, and charming details give children a lot to search for and will have them eager to help navigate on the next family vacation. From the Hardcover Library Binding edition.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/13/1998Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Challenge you family with the US edition of Map It! It's like Map It World, but with cities and landmarks within the United States only. Players take turns placing randomly drawn location cards in the correct position around a given starting point. Is New York north or south of Seattle? What about Miami? Is it to the east or the west of New York? If you're not sure, make your best guess! You'll also score points by catching errors made by confused opponents. What's more, with two levels of play, young minds and seasoned globetrotters alike can lose themselves in the fun of this great game of directions! Contents: 200 location cards in two levels of difficulty; 1 compass rose card; 1 double sided reference map; 35 point tokens; rules.Recommended Ages:10 – 15
A fun-filled introduction to maps through the eyes of an adorable pig Henry is a very particular sort of pig. "A place for everything and everything in its place," he always says. But when he looks out his window he is troubled. The farm is a mess! Henry is worried that nobody will be able to find anything in this mess. So he will draw a map showing all the animals exactly where they belong. And Henry embarks on a journey through the farm, his friends tagging along as he creates his map: sheep in the woolshed, chickens in the coop, the horse in the stable. After the map is complete, Henry uses it to bring himself back home, where he is relieved to know that he is exactly where he belongs. A place for everything and everything in its place, indeed. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 6/27/2013Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Melissa & Doug Canada Map Oh, Canada in all its glory. In English and French, from Mounties to moose, colorful images for each province and territory will find your child enjoying learning. On the back, you will discover many fascinating facts about this beautiful country.Recommended Ages:5 and up
Is Paris positioned north or south of Munich? What about Miami is it located east or west of Toronto? Are you sure? Players take turns placing location cards on north-south or east-west axis in relation to previously placed cards on the table. If you're not sure, make your best guess but watch out as your opponents may catch your bluff and challenge you, if they are right you will lose a point if your card is not placed correctly. Everyone will learn as they play and will most likely discover that many places are not positioned where they imagined they were in relation to each other. Get your bearings and try to outwit your disoriented opponents! Young minds and seasoned globetrotters alike will lose themselves in the fun of this great game of directions! Contents: 200 location cards in two levels of difficulty; 1 compass rose card; 1 double sided reference map; 35 point tokens; rules.Recommended Ages:10 – 15
Gooney Bird doesn't need much help putting herself on the map. She'll be famous for years to come." --Kirkus Reviews Mrs. Pidgeon's second grade students are talking about their awesome February vacation plans every chance they get. It can be hard to focus on subtraction problems when you're heading to Hawaii or Florida in seventeen minus seven days! But most of the class will be staying home during vacation. Can Gooney Bird Greene keep spirits up while everyone is feeling down? Gooney Bird has a great idea that sends her classmates and her on a snowy spin through United States history and geography!Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 4/16/2013 Pages: 128 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Africa is brought to life in this imaginative look at the plants, animals, and people that make it such a fascinating continent. Studies of both traditional tribes and modern African cities showcase Africa's diversity, and authentic activities allow kids to dive into the rich culture by making a Maasai bivouac shelter, writing a fable in the African style, working as a field biologist, making a ritual elephant mask, and learning to tie an African Kanga dress. This cross-cultural study also shows kids what challenges Africa faces today while giving them a look at what it is like to live on this interesting continent.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/1/2006Pages: 144Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
It's hot and dry in the plains of northern South Africa during Christmastime. On Christmas Eve, Father Christmas arrives in a donkey cart pulled by six kudu and a black rhino to deliver toys, sweets, chickens, and more. Can he also bring the rain the area desperately needs? CD and downloadable versions are also available.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/2/2010Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
A history of David Livingstone's 19th-century excursions into the African interior, detailing the challenges encountered, the individuals involved, the discoveries made, and how the expeditions left their mark upon the world.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/1/2012Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Archaeology reveals the rich histories of complex cultures in the cradle of humankind. Study the Dogon people of Mali. Explore the ancient city of Jenne-jeno. Learn how computer technology has recreated the Kushite temples at Jebel Barkal and how artifacts bring new insights, helping scientists to piece together the puzzle of ancient Africa.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/27/2007Pages: 64Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
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