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Calvert School A Child's History of the World Set, 3 Volumes

Many parents and grandparents have fond memories of Hillyer's classic stories of world history. From prehistoric "cave" men through the 20th century, A Child's History of the World conveys history to children through short, simple, and engaging stories of wars, kings, famous people, and events.

The included lesson manual features student assignments, materials needed, the objective, lesson instructions, discussion questions, and enrichment ideas (with some found in the workbook). The included workbook features fill-in-the-blank outlines for each lesson, a timeline to cut out, and enrichment activities that include recipes, puzzles, crafts, games, and more.

This set includes:

  • Hardcover A Child's History of the World, 439 pages
  • Lessons Manual with answer key, 193 pages softcover and spiralbound
  • Workbook with hands-on activities, and an answer key. 386 pages, spiralbound softcover
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    Customer Reviews for A Child's History of the World Set, 3 Volumes
    Review 1 for A Child's History of the World Set, 3 Volumes
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    Good book but ....

    Date:July 18, 2013
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    Jenn
    Location:TN
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    Our family has only read the main textbook. We did not use the workbooks, so we don't have an opinion about them. The textbook was fun and engaging. I read it aloud to my 2nd grader, and she couldn't get enough. This book tells history in a fun way. The down side to this book for Christians who believe in Creation Science is that this book is Evolution based. There are several places in the book that mention Earth being around for millions of years for example. This book is great as a read aloud for parents to use as a teaching point for young children, or for an older child that is knowledgeable about the beliefs of other religions and scientists who are not believers.
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    Review 2 for A Child's History of the World Set, 3 Volumes
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    Date:April 7, 2012
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    Susan
    Location:Maryland
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    If you are a bible believing Christian, please do not purchase this set! There is too many "errors" in this book that do not line up with biblical perspective. I believe you can use errors for "teaching moments" to show your children what is not correct, but when you need the child to do their work by themselves--those teaching moments are lost. I have multiple children whom I homeschool.
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    Review 3 for A Child's History of the World Set, 3 Volumes
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    HUBBY loves this!

    Date:March 25, 2012
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    Wenddie Mikulcik
    Location:Michigan
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    Although we have not used this yet my Husband did read the main textbook and asked if he could actually teach the children this subject. He loves History and said this was a very good textbook. Can't wait to do the activities with the kiddos. Looks wonderful!
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    Review 4 for A Child's History of the World Set, 3 Volumes
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    What a refreshing change!

    Date:July 12, 2011
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    iamsupermommy
    Location:TX
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    I am a homeschool mom, a christian, evangelical, homeschool mom. I am also a christian that does not agree with the straight six 24 hour day teaching of creation. Why is it that I should hang my head in shame for having the scientific and theological sense to say God is GOD and our sense of time is clearly limited to our time on this earth!? I am excited to see a text that embraces the "long, long, long" ago that is so hard to find in Christian texts. I hope this is a continuing trend, as many evangelical physicists will tell you to just read up on the Theory of Relativity and challenge God on time. :) Thanks, CBD.
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    Review 5 for A Child's History of the World Set, 3 Volumes
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    very disappointing!

    Date:June 10, 2011
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    lilika
    I'm surprised to see books like this listed in a Christian bookstore!
    I don't know what is worse, the book itself with all the evolution mixed up with Christianity (wolf in sheep's clothing?) or the " Andreola Review", which reads:"As was generally accepted when the main body of the book was written, Old Testament characters such as Abraham, Moses, and Joseph have a place in history and are referred to as real people. One entire chapter gives a story of Christ—as a significant person involved in significant events."
    As a Christian and a homeschool mom, I would never use these books to teach my children, and I do not recommend them to anyone that considers himself a Christian!
    Very disappointing!
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    Review 6 for A Child's History of the World Set, 3 Volumes
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    A Story Which Endures Through the Decades

    Date:March 22, 2011
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    Kathy
    Location:Southeast Wisconsin
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    Years ago I recalled a friend of mine who was in her early 80's telling me about this particular book. Her parents had read it to her as a child, she thought it was the most wonderful story she had ever heard. Now that I am a homeschooling parent I have to agree with my friend. The book was written in the mid 1930's by the headmaster of the Calvert School, V.M. Hillyer. It has been updated over the decades so its contents are current. Throughout the book there are illustrations by Carle Michel Boog and Mary Sherwood Wright which enhance the storytelling. The year our child was in first grade our family read and reread this particular book many times. The worktext and timeline which are included in this package contain lessons and activities to enchance your learning experience. I would highly recommend this book as a read aloud for family reading or for your own personal enrichment.
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