Color a picture of Captain Cook in Botany Bay, design an Ottoman pattern, play the Battle of Bunker Hill board game, and pan for gold...don't just read about historyexperience it!
This comprehensive, 8.5" x 11" curriculum guide and activity book contains map activities, coloring pages, games, projects, review questions, cross-references to illustrated encyclopedias, and extensive book lists. Children and parents love the activities, ranging from cooking projects to crafts, board games to science experiments, and puzzles to projects.
Each Story of the World Activity Book provides a full year of history study when combined with the Textbook, Audiobook, and Testseach available separately to accompany each volume of The Story of the World Activity Book. Activity Book 3 Grade Recommendation: Grades 3-8.
About the Author
Susan Wise Bauer is a writer, educator, and historian. Her previous books include the Writing With Ease, Writing With Skill, and Story of the World series from Well-Trained Mind Press, as well as The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had, Rethinking School, The Story of Western Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory, and the History of the World series, all from W. W. W. Norton. She has a Ph.D. in American Studies from the College of William & Mary in Virginia, as well as an M.A. in seventeenth-century literature and a Master of Divinity in Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Literature. For fifteen years, she taught literature and composition at the College of William and Mary.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Great review questions, discussion questions, and activities to go along with The Story of the World. I was hesitant to buy since most activity books seem to be glorified coloring books... very pleasantly surprised! Includes map work, cooking, hands on demonstrations and incorporates math and science into many lessons. Love it! The kids love it too!!!
The review questions following each chapter are good for continuing the discussion and prompting students to ask the "why" questions; putting themselves in the story. The activity portion goes further in placing the students in the environment so they can experience the flavors (cooking projects), games, lifestyle and setting of the events.