This text presents a solid overview of Old World history. The book opens with the collapse of the Roman Empire and the rise of Christianity in Europe. It then covers the Dark Ages, the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the early era of exploration. Readers will also discover why so many of the religious beliefs and cultural values of Medieval Europe were later transplanted to the Americas.
|Suggested Grade: 6th|
|Authors: Gertrude and John Van Duyn Southworth|
|Hardbound: 128 pages|
Posted by Unknown on 04/01/2014
We opted to use this book for an entire year, supplementing with biographies, projects, living books, movies, games, and a final paper. The book is thorough and comprehensive, so I could focus on adding creative elements to the coursework.
Posted by Karen B. --a former teacher on 04/22/2013
NAtional Curriculm has World history as a bridge class in 6th grade....Normally this is done in 7th grade. This is a great book to use in the 2nd semester of 6th grade for you students that at or above level as a capstone class. The reading is a bit technical getting a lot more names and dates, but the book tries to keep everything in context so the student can retain period information. I WOULD NOT START A BELOW GRADE LEVEL READER IN THIS BOOK! OR A STUDENT THAT IS NOT SLIGHLY ABOVE GRADE LEVEL IN HISTORY. There is enormous amount of information in this book and it may too overwhelming for students that already struggle with history.
I used this for the last quarter with my 6th grade students to "bridge" there curriculm and ready them for 7th grade. The book was used mostly as a reader with open discussion on what was read and a supplemental biography on period person was required. Reports from my 7th grade students were that they were WAY AHEAD of their classmate and the teachers love the intellectual discussion they could add to the class as she introduced various world