Here’s a free resource for those of you using Tan’s Story of Civilization Vol. 2 this fall. It’s a BIG one…. 180+ pages! My friend Sue Clement and I collaborated on this project. We love Story of Civilization, but we wanted our kids to think critically about what they have learned and to have cumulative reviews.
This resource includes:
- vocabulary lists
- dates for a timeline
- book suggestions for each chapter
- map work suitable for older students (Gr. 5-8)
- critical thinking questions that encourage students to think beyond the page and to make connections with previously learned material
- cumulative reviews after every other chapter.
- And, of course, a complete answer key.
It’s a HUGE project, which took a lot of time. (I think we burned some Purgatory time working on it). So I hope your kids will benefit from it.
Just for clarity, this resource is for The Story of Civilization, vol. 2, published by Tan. Story of Civilization, vol. 2 is a fascinating account of medieval history… my kids have really enjoyed it.
Here is the cover of our supplement:
Here’s the Chapter 6 supplement:
Here’s the Chapter 20 supplement:
I highly encourage you to go discuss the Questions to Think About with your kids. These can be challenging and are meant to teach them to think more deeply and analytically about what they have read, to draw comparisons, and to see how history applies to their lives today.
By the way, this workbook is not meant to replace Tan’s activity book and test book. It’s meant to supplement them. We designed it particularly for children in grades 5-8, and children in this age range will still benefit from answering the reading comprehension questions in the teacher’s manual, giving a narration of what they have learned, and taking the chapter tests.
If you have any auditory learners, be sure to have them listen to the audio dramatization while following along in the textbook.
Download our workbook supplement here:
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Hope you like it!