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The World's Story 1: The Ancients (Set)

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The World's Story 1 brings history alive through a Charlotte Mason approach as it teaches junior-high students (grades 6-8) the amazing history of the world. Angela O'Dell uses the same lively storytelling style of her popular America's Story series to bring the settings and characters to life as students study world history from Creation to the Roman Empire.

A Charlotte Mason inspired Journey Through World History!

World’s Story 1 guides students in a trip around the world as they study history from creation to the Roman Empire.

In The World’s Story 1, your student will:

  • See God’s hand and redeeming love at work from the very beginning
  • Meet biblical patriarchs, judges, prophets, kings, and historical figures from Scripture (including Abraham, Joseph, David, and Esther), as well as other important characters from history like Hammurabi, Alexander the Great, and Julius Caesar
  • Study ancient civilizations spanning the whole globe, including the Sumerians, Egyptians, Babylonians, Chinese, Celts, Nubians, Nazca, Persians, Greeks, Romans
  • and so much more!

Easy for teachers, exciting for students!

The World’s Story 1 is designed to be easy to use as it guides your student through an exciting adventure through world history as they:

  • Learn to retell history through the use of oral & written narration
  • Sketch their way through historical scenes
  • Create their own maps
  • Compile and study timelines
  • And study artifacts from ancient civilizations affirming the accuracy of Scripture!

Exciting, interactive stories!

The World’s Story 1 brings history alive for students in an exciting way! Through engaging narrative, O’Dell interacts with students and draws them in to imagine the adventures, hardships, failures, and triumphs of the incredible events and civilizations that shaped ancient world history.

The World’s Story 1 Set Includes:

The World’s Story 1 Student Book:
Full-color student textbook featuring engaging narrative and beautiful historic illustrations, photographs, maps, and cultural connections.

The World’s Story 1 Teacher’s Guide:

  • Convenient Daily Schedule—saving you time!
  • Student worksheets for narration (oral & written), sketching, map adventures, & timelines.
  • Optional Digging Deeper activities
  • Special Project Ideas
  • Review sheets & answer keys
  • 3-hole punched, perforated pages for convenience

Course Features:

  • Approximately 30–45 minutes per lesson, 5 days per week
  • Designed for grades 6-8 in a one-year history course

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • 1. In the Beginning…
  • 2. Starting Over
  • 3. A Tower to Heaven
  • 4. The Civilization of Egypt
  • 5. The Calling of Abraham
  • 6. Abraham’s Other Son
  • 7. The Patriarch and His Sons
  • 8. The Journey into Slavery
  • 9. Hammurabi of Babylon
  • 10. The Plundering of Egypt
  • 11. An Ancient Civilization Backdrop
  • 12. Ancient China
  • 13. Ancient African & European Civilizations
  • 14. Era of the Judges of Israel
  • 15. The Great Kings of Israel
  • 16. Ancient Greece
  • 17. A Kingdom Divided
  • 18. “O King, We Will Not Bow”
  • 19. Esther — For Such a Time as This
  • 20. Early American Cultures
  • 21. Alexander the Great
  • 22. The Rise of the Roman Empire
  • 23. Prepare the Way!
  • 24. The Word Became Flesh
  • 25. Follow Me
  • 26. The Miracle of Christ
  • 27. The Roman Emperors after Christ
  • 28. The End of the Road
  • Bibliography
  • Index