There are four volumes in total
- Volume 1: Ancient Times
Volume 2: The Middle Ages
Volume 3: Early Modern Times
Volume 4: The Modern Age
The book is instantly relatable for children. Each chapter is followed by an anecdotal story or two, and it really keeps them engaged. It’s great for read alouds, individual reading, and you can also purchase audio CDs that are narrated by a male voice. I purchased a used bundle from a mom in our homeschool group, and I did a little bit of everything I listed above. There is an activity book to go along with the book, and I highly recommend it. In the activity book you’ll find a “teacher’s guide” section with questions for each chapter, narration, suggested literature, and activities. In the back of the activity book you’ll find mapwork, templates, and coloring pages. You’re allowed to copy those pages for use within your home. The mapwork has easy instructions in the “teacher section” that direct students to locate and trace over different landmarks. We also completed a lapbook for SOTW volume 1: Ancient Times.