History for the Classical Child: Ancient Times - From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor

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Peace Hill Press, 2006 - Education - 338 pages
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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.
  

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Great history overview. - Goodreads
It is easy to read and super interesting. - Goodreads
Not a great educational resource. - Goodreads
A great overview of history for kids and adults! - Goodreads
She has an easy to read aloud conversational tone. - Goodreads
A great overview of the time period. - Goodreads

Review: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor (The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child #1)

User Review  - Carson - Goodreads

My mom read this book to me when I was in first grade and I quite enjoyed it. Now,six years later in seventh grade I was assigned this book for history class and enjoyed it even more the second time ... Read full review

Review: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor (The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child #1)

User Review  - Leah West - Goodreads

Good read. This is meant for a Homeschooling History Curriculum. Biblical inclusion of historical events - some discrepancies around Chapter 7 but I do not believe the meaning is lost. I think ... Read full review

Contents

The Earliest People
7
Egyptians Lived on the Nile River
14
The First Writing
21
Egyptian Pyramids
28
The Jewish People
35
Hammurabi and the Babylonians
46
The Story of Gilgamesh
53
The First Cities of India
59
The Greeks Fight Each Other
176
Alexanders Invasions
183
The Rise of Rome
198
The Roman Empire
205
The Gladiator School
213
The Aryans of India
222
Siddhartha
228
China Writing and the
239

The Far East Ancient China
66
Farming in Ancient China
73
Anansi and Turtle
79
The Middle Kingdom of Egypt
88
Amenhotep and King Tut
97
The Israelites Leave Egypt
103
Phoenician Traders
110
The Library of Nineveh
118
Life in Early Crete
128
The Mysterious End of the Minoans
135
Greece Gets Civilized Again
142
The First Olympic Games
152
Sparta and Athens
162
The Golden Apple
169
Confucius
251
The Consuls of Rome
257
Caesar the Hero
263
The Death of Caesar
271
The Beginning of Christianity
278
The End of the Ancient Jewish Nation
285
Rome and the Christians
288
Rome Begins to Weaken
297
Stilicho Roman and Barbarian
304
The End of Rome
310
Appendix
321
Appendix Four
329
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Susan Wise Bauer is the best-selling author of the Story of the World series, The Well-Trained Mind , The Well-Educated Mind , The History of the Ancient World , and The History of the Medieval World . She lives in Charles City, Virginia.

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