The Story of the World Volume 1: Ancient Times

By Susan Wise Bauer

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Curriculum details

  • Aug 5, 2024 - May 30, 2025
  • One chapter per week


We suggest waiting until second grade to begin formal history study, as it requires a more mature attention span than listening to fiction literature.

There are few comprehensive world history books written for elementary grades, and this series, written from a classical perspective, is one of the best.

We recommend that you treat this book as a framework, combining it with the historical biographies and historical fiction for children listed in the optional curriculum.

You may optionally use the matching activity book (available at and/or test book (available at