The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor, Revised Edition

by Susan Wise Bauer Author

(From Amazon): 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. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white drawings and maps


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In Print
Peace Hill Press
Revised Second Edition


  • 1 Introduction and Chapter 1: The Earliest People
  • 2 Egyptians Lived on the Nile River
  • 3 The First Writing
  • 4 The Old Kingdom of Egypt
  • 5 The First Sumerian Dictator
  • 6 The Jewish People
  • 7 Hammurabi and the Babylonians
  • 8 The Assyrians
  • 9 The First Cities of India
  • 10 The Far East: Ancient China
  • 11 Ancient Africa
  • 12 The Middle Kingdom of Egypt
  • 13 The New Kingdom of Egypt
  • 14 The Israelites Leave Egypt
  • 15 The Phoenicians
  • 16 The Return of Assyria
  • 17 Babylon Takes Over Again!
  • 18 Life In Early Crete
  • 19 The Early Greeks
  • 20 Greece Gets Civilized Again
  • 21 The Medes and the Persians
  • 22 Sparta and Athens
  • 23 The Greek Gods
  • 24 The Wars of the Greeks
  • 25 Alexander the Great
  • 26 The People of the Americas
  • 27 The Rise of Rome
  • 28 The Roman Empire
  • 29 Rome's War With Carthage
  • 30 The Aryans of India
  • 31 The Mauryan Empire of India
  • 32 China: Writing and the Qin
  • 33 Confucius
  • 34 The Rise of Julius Caesar
  • 35 Caesar the Hero
  • 36 The First Roman Prince
  • 37 The Beginning of Christianity
  • 38 The End of the Ancient Jewish Nation
  • 39 Rome and the Christians
  • 40 Rome Begins to Weaken
  • 41 The Attacking Barbarians
  • 42 The End of Rome
  • 43 Appendix One: A Chronology of Ancient Times
  • 44 Appendix Two: The Geography of Ancient Times
  • 45 Appendix Three: Pronouncing the Names of Ancient Times
  • 46 Appendix Four: The Abraham Story

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