Children should not just read about history; they should live it. In The Story of Civilization, the stories that have shaped humanity come alive like never before. Author Phillip Campbell uses his historical expertise and storytelling ability together in tandem to present the content in a fresh and thrilling way.
The Story of Civilization reflects a new emphasis in presenting the history of the world as a thrilling and compelling narrative. Within each chapter, children will encounter short stories that place them directly in the shoes of historical figures, both famous and ordinary, as they live through legendary battles and invasions, philosophical debates, the construction of architectural wonders, the discovery of new inventions and sciences, and the exploration of the world.
Volume IV: The History of the United States transfers the journey over to the New World. Beginning with Columbus when he sailed the open blue and extending into the present day, this volume tells the thrilling tale of our nation, both the good and the bad. Children will be introduced to heroic American saints like Juan Diego, Peter Claver, and Elizabeth Ann Seton, explorers like Lewis and Clark and Neil Armstrong, and a whole host of U.S. presidents, as well as relive some of the most significant events in our country’s past, like the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the assassination of President Lincoln, the Civil Rights Movement, the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, and many more.
The strength of the content lies not only in the storybook delivery, but also in the way it presents history through the faithful prism of the Church. Have you always wanted your children to learn about world history from a Catholic perspective? Here, you’ll have the trusted resource you’ve always wanted.
Did You Know…
- Hernando Cortez conquered the vast Aztec Empire with only a few hundred soldiers?
- The North American Church gave rise to many great saints and martyrs, such as St. Isaac Jogues, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, and St. Junipero Serra?
- The teddy bear was named after President Teddy Roosevelt?
- We owe our modern interstate expressway system to President Dwight Eisenhower?
- The Germans once tried to get Mexico to invade the United States during World War I?
- There was a small group of airline passengers who acted heroically and saved lives during the attacks of September 11, 2001?
Embark on the journey now to learn of all these wonders and more!
The Complete Set includes the Text Book, Test Book, Activity Book and Teacher’s Manual, Video Lecture Series, and the Audio Dramatization, as well as a a FREE copy of the Timeline Poster.
Dramatized Audio Book
Talented voice actor and audiobook producer Kevin Gallagher returns to bring children the history of the world in this riveting reading of The Story of Civilization Volume IV: The History of the United States. This follows his immensely popular reading of TAN’s The Story of the Bible. Your children will be transported back in time through the sound effects, music, and voice acting that complement the reading of the text.
Whether looking for entertainment on a long road trip, enhancing the experience with the text, or catering to the needs of a child with a reading disability, this audio dramatization will open up a new world of adventure for kids of all ages.
Test Book (Suggested for 5th to 8thgrade)
This test book serves as a companion resource to The Story of Civilization: The History of the United States. With this book, students can test their reading comprehension and further educate themselves on the content found in the text.
One quiz corresponds to each chapter in the text book. Questions for each chapter are suitable as a study exercise or as an objective-answer test, with an answer key for teachers in the back. The questions include matching items, multiple choice, and true/false.
Activity Book and Teacher’s Manual (Suggested for 1st to 4th Grade)
The Activity Book and companion Teacher’s Manual provide a complete review of everything read in The Story of Civilization: The History of the United States, along with creative activities to accompany each chapter, including:
• Reading comprehension questions
• Narration Exercises
• Map Activities
• Coloring Pages
• Crossword Puzzles and Word Searches
• Craft Projects unique to each chapter
• Fun Snack Ideas and Recipes
• Science Projects that illustrate the lessons learned in the chapters
These books provide a complete and creative overview to the teacher and student alike, reaffirming the content found in The Story of Civilization.
*While the Teacher’s Manual contains answers and directions to the exercises found in the Activity Book, it also has its own additional activity suggestions for parents to do with their children.
Streaming Video Lecture Series
In this lecture series, the author of The Story of Civilization, Phillip Campbell, leads students on a chapter-by-chapter journey, reviewing the events, characters, and lessons that make up Volume IV. This companion piece to the text is meant to assist parents and allow a hands-off approach to their lesson planning.
In each lecture, students will find:
• A 10-minute narrative review of each chapter
• A discussion of key figures
• Further explanation of historical events
• Engaging visual aids and graphics
• A short quiz to test their knowledge
After viewing these lectures, students will be able to turn to their workbooks and test books with confidence!
Streaming videos will be available in the "My Account" area of your TANBooks.com account. Buyers of the Complete Set will receive a card with a digital Access Code to add the videos to your account.
Keeping track of the people, events, and dates that shaped history can be difficult. With this fun, comprehensive, and engaging timeline that employs an easy-to-follow format and vibrant illustrations, students will have the help they need to track the chronology of the story of civilization.
This timeline mirrors the scope of The Story of Civilization text book, beginning with the early Spanish conquests of Mexico and running to the attacks of 9/11 and presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump. Within these bookends, children will be introduced to the Spanish conquistadors and missionary martyrs, Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe, George Washington and the Founding Fathers, "Honest Abe" Lincoln and the abolitionist movement, the terrible wars of the 20th and 21st centuries, and so much more. A fun “Timeline Trivia” section can be found on the back for students to test their knowledge!
• Laminated format capable of being written on with a sharpie
• 36 x 18 size when unfolded
• Easy-to-follow structure
• 40+ illustrations
• Covers over 75 major events and people
• “Timeline Trivia” on the back
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- Chris Pelicano
After 3 yrs of homeschooling with regular history books, Ive finally found material that all my children love and are learning!
My children enjoy listing to the read aloud. I did not give 5 stars is because I wish there was map work for every chapter.