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Who in the World Was the Secretive Printer?

Who in the World Was the Secretive Printer?


by Peace Hill Press

Language: English

SKU: 2640217


Publisher:Peace Hill Press

ISBN-13: 9780972860369

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Description of Who in the World Was the Secretive Printer? by Peace Hill Press

Discover the intriguing story of Johannes Gutenberg in this first entry in the new junior-level biography series from Peace Hill Press. In this engaging biography, Robert Beckham goes beyond the few facts children are usually told about the inventor of the printing press. Instead, Beckham tells us Guttenberg's story. Why did Johannes make thousands of small mirrors? When did he learn how to make coins at the mint? Why did his girlfriend take him to court?

Beckham's chronological narrative will draw in parents and children alike, while Jed Mickle's ingenious and energetic illustrations will delight the eye and the imagination.

Product: Who in the World Was the Secretive Printer?
Vendor: Peace Hill Press
Author: Robert Beckham
Illustrator: Jed Mickle
Binding Type: Paperback
Media Type: Book
Minimum Age: 4
Maximum Age: 8
Minimum Grade: Preschool
Maximum Grade: 3rd Grade
Number of Pages: 48
Weight: 0.31 pounds
Length: 9.82 inches
Width: 7.08 inches
Height: 0.16 inches
Publisher: Peace Hill Press
Publication Date: August 2005
Subject: Classical Studies, Electives, History, Social Studies
Curriculum Name: Story Of The World
Learning Style: Visual
Teaching Method: Charlotte Mason, Classical, Unit Study, Unschooling
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I have actually used this program for 4 years, using vol 1-4 with my children starting in 1st grade. I have used it at the same time with another child for 2 years in grades 1-2. I only could choose one grade level and one learning style. I feel it offers enough ways to engage learners of all types. It includes plenty of hands on activities for my kinesthetic learner, as well as coloring sheets to keep her hands active while she listens to the stories. It includes book lists for my visual learner. She reads tons of extra books on her own to continue her learning of the topic. And I read it aloud which covers auditory learners. By using multiples modalities it strengthens their weakest areas by providing practice, while engaging them using their strongest modalities.
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I would highly recommend the workbook of supplementary material. The textbook itself is written in nice, short, interesting chapters and sections, but would be quite boring standing alone. My kids love the coloring sheets and hands on activities that go along with the text. They also like to request the suggested additional reading books on each culture and we love reading them together.
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The readability of the history text is wonderful. Each section in the chapters was the right amount of time for my first grader's attention span. My daughter loved the fictional characters that existed to describe daily life tasks in each chapter. The supplements of hands-on activity suggestions, big projects, and field trips was extensive. We are looking forward to using all of Susan Wise Bauer's units.
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The Story of the World is written to the child and is very engaging. We used the audiobook CDs and my two children loved it. We'd listen in the car or at home and they would often ask I play it. Each chapter is relatively short to read or listen to, but it's the student activity guide that really brings this curriculum to life. The student activity guide contains additional reading recommendations with every chapter appropriate for each child's age level. All of these recommendations I found in our local library and my children enjoyed them immensely. Also contained in the guide were blackline maps, coloring pages relevant to the specific chapter at hand, and optional activity suggestions that were easy to put together at home with minimal time or additional purchase involved. Additionally, narration questions were included after every chapter for parents to assess how well their child retained the information. I felt the narration questions were a gentle and fun way for my kids to 'tell me' the story of history without making it dry or boring for them. I often wrote these narrations down and inserted them into their student binder along with their coloring pictures and mapwork. This gave us a record of the materials they'd studied throughout the year and each child's progress. Overall The Story of the World is a fantastic history curriculum. My children looked forward to history every day and often asked to do it first. My children learned, enjoyed, and asked to do history every day. It can't get much better than that.
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