Story of the World, Vol. 2 Bundle: The Middle Ages; Text, Activity Book, and Test & Answer Key (Paperback)
Spend an entire year investigating the whole medieval world--from Europe and the Middle East through India, China, the Arabian Peninsula, Australia, and the Americas!
Designed for parents and elementary/early middle grade students (grades 2-6) to share together, The Story of the World, Volume 2: The Middle Ages history set builds historical literacy, improves reading and comprehension skills in both fiction and nonfiction, and increases vocabulary--all in an enjoyable and entertaining story-like format. The Story of the World paperback text offers 42 narrative chapters, told in chronological order and spanning the entire globe, that begin with Celtic Britain after the fall of Rome and end with the Age of Exploration. Independent readers can easily enjoy the stories on their own, or parents can read aloud to younger students. The Volume 2 Activity Book offers a whole variety of hands-on projects to complement each chapter in the paperback text--map activities, coloring pages, games, cooking experiments, crafts, board games, science experiments, puzzles, and more! Extensive booklists, both fiction and nonfiction, accompany each set of projects and give parents and children the opportunity to read more about the fascinating people and events in each of the 42 chapters. The Volume 2 Test Book & Answer Key rounds out this history resource by providing simple tests and answer keys for each chapter in the text. A combination of multiple choice, matching, fill-in-the-blank, and short writing samples allow parents to evaluate the child’s comprehension, and gives young students a simple, low-pressure way to practice test-taking skills.
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.