by Susan Wise Bauer
Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, The Story of the World covers the sweep of human history from ancient times to the present. Africa, China, Europe, the Americas-find out what happened around the world in long-ago times. Designed as a read-aloud project for parents and children to share, The Story of the World includes each continent and major people group. Volume 4: Modern Age covers the major historical events from the years 1850-2000. All volumes include maps, illustrations, and tales from each culture. Grades 1-4.