Story of the World: The Modern Age: From Victoria's Empire to the End of the USSR

Story of the World: The Modern Age: From Victoria's Empire to the End of the USSR

Paperback Story of the World: History for the Classical Child (Paperback)

By (author) Susan Wise Bauer

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  • Publisher: Peace Hill Press
  • Format: Paperback | 512 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 208mm x 30mm | 590g
  • Publication date: 22 July 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Charles City
  • ISBN 10: 0972860339
  • ISBN 13: 9780972860338
  • Illustrations note: Illustrated throughout with black-and-white drawings and maps
  • Sales rank: 10,707

Product description

Where was the Crystal Palace? Who was the Sick Man of Europe? And how did cow fat start a revolution? Now more than ever, other countries and customs affect our everyday lives-and our children need to learn about the people who live all around the world. Susan Wise Bauer has provided a captivating guide to the history of modern nations all around the world. Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, the final volume of the popular Story of the World series weaves world history into a storybook format, covering major historical events in the years 1850-2000. From the Middle East and China to Africa and the Americas-find out what happened all around the world in the last century and a half. Designed as a read-aloud project for parents and children to share together, The Story of the World includes the stories of each continent and people group. 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 4 Grade Recommendation: Grades 3-8.

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Author information

Susan Wise Bauer is the best-selling author of the Story of the World series, The Well-Educated Mind, and The Well-Trained Mind, among other books. She lives in Virginia where she teaches at the College of William and Mary.

Review quote

"This works wonderfully as a family read-aloud... There's plenty of dialogue and enough detail to keep adults interested." -- Cafi Cohen, author of Homeschooling The Teen Years "This may well be the best multi-age read aloud narrative of world history yet to have been written."