by Susan Wise Bauer
Ancient Times (5000 BC to 400 AD)
History is a story. Isn't it time you read it that way?
This engaging guide presents world history in a narrative format.
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?
Click here to read a sample online!
The Story of the World series has over 800,000 copies in print. Along with the Activity Book (click here to view), the Story of the World, Volume 1, provides an entire year of history, literature, and geography study. (History doesn’t happen in a vacuum; it happens in real places, so we put lots and lots of maps in our history books.)