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The Story of Civilization
Volume 1 - The Ancient World

Have you always wanted your children to learn about world history from a Catholic perspective? The Story of Civilization is the trusted resource you’ve always wanted.

Suitable for grades 4th through 8th

Story of Civilization Set


The full set contains the seven items above. You may purchase each individual item separately, or order the entire set and receive the Timeline free. See the list at right for details.



Children should not just read about history, they should live it. In The Story of Civilization, the ancient stories that have shaped humanity come alive like never before. Author Phillip Campbell uses his historical expertise and story-telling ability together in tandem to present the content in a fresh and thrilling way.

The Story of Civilization reflects a new emphasis in presenting the history of the world as a thrilling and compelling narrative. Within each chapter, children will encounter short stories that place them directly in the shoes of historical figures, both famous and ordinary, as they live through legendary battles and invasions, philosophical debates, the construction of architectural wonders, the discovery of new inventions and sciences, and the exploration of the world.

Text Book
Volume I, The Ancient World Textbook begins the journey, offering 35 chapters covering the time periods from the dawn of history and the early nomads, to the conversion of Emperor Constantine. Children will learn what life was like in the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Persia, Greece, Rome, and more, as well as learn the Old Testament stories of the Israelites and the coming of Christ.

The strength of the content lies not only in the storybook delivery of it, but also in the way it presents history through the faithful prism of the Church. Have you always wanted your children to learn about world history from a Catholic perspective? Here, you’ll have the trusted resource you’ve always wanted.

Test Book
This test book serves as a companion resource to The Story of Civilization: The Ancient World. With this book, students can test their reading comprehension and further educate themselves on the content found in the text. One quiz corresponds to each chapter in the text book. Questions for each chapter are suitable as a study exercise or as an objective answer test, with an answer key for teachers in the back. The questions include matching items, multiple choice, and true/false. The suggested age range for the Test Book is 5th – 8th grade.

Activity Book and Teacher’s Manual
The Activity Book and companion Teacher’s Manual provide a complete review of The Story of Civilization: The Ancient World, along with creative activities to accompany each chapter, including: Reading comprehension questions; Narration Exercises; Map Activities; Coloring Pages; Crossword Puzzles and Word Searches; Craft Projects unique to each chapter; Fun Snack Ideas and Recipes; Science Projects that illustrate the lessons learned in the chapters The Teacher’s Manual contains answers and directions to the exercises found in the Activity Book, it also has its own additional activity suggestions, review questions, narration exercises, etc.

Dramatized Audio Book
Talented voice actor and audio book producer Kevin Gallagher returns to bring children the history of the world in this riveting reading of The Story of Civilization: The Ancient World. Your children will be transported back in time through the sound effects, music and voice acting that complements the reading of the text. Whether looking for entertainment on a long road trip, enhancing the experience with the text, or catering to the needs of a child with a reading disability—this audio dramatization will open up a new world of adventure for kids of all ages.

Video Lecture Series
In this lecture series, author of The Story of Civilization, Phillip Campbell, leads students on a chapter-by-chapter journey, reviewing the events, characters, and lessons that make up Volume I. This companion piece to the text is meant to assist parents and allow a hands-off approach to their lesson planning. In each of the 35 video lectures, students will find: A 10 minute narrative review of each chapter; A discussion of key figures; Further explanation of historical events; Engaging visual aids and graphics; A short quiz to test their knowledge After viewing these lectures, students will be able to turn to their workbooks and test books with confidence! The videos are available on www.tanhomeschool.com. At purchase, you will receive a card with a digital code to access the videos.

Timeline Map
Keeping track of the people, events, and dates that shaped history can be difficult. With this fun, comprehensive, and engaging timeline that employs an easy to follow format and vibrant illustrations, students will have the help they need to track the chronology of the story of civilization. This timeline mirrors the scope of The Story of Civilization text book, beginning with the early nomads and running to the conversion of Emperor Constantine. Within these bookends, children will be introduced to the pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, Greek inventors and philosophers, Spartan warriors, the famous figures of the Old Testament, infamous Roman Emperors, and the Holy Family. A fun “Timeline Trivia” section can be found on the back for students to test their knowledge! The timeline features a laminated format capable of being written on with a sharpie and is 36" x 18" when unfolded. 

When parents purchase the complete set they will get:
1.) Text Book
2.) Test Book
3.) Activity Book
4.) Teacher’s Manual
5.) Video Lecture Series
6.) Dramatized Audio Book
7.) Timeline Map -- Free with the purchase of the set.

Story of Civilization Textbook

Text book • 300 pages
$24.95
w/discount: $22.50



Story of Civilization Test Questions

Test Book • 136 pages
$14.95
w/discount: $13.50


Story of
                          CivilizationTextbook

Activity Book • 150 pages
$14.95
w/discount: $13.50



Story of CivilizationTeacher's
                            Manual

Teacher's Manual
140 pages • $19.95
w/discount: $18.00



Story of Civilization Audio Book

Audio Book • 7 CD set
$39.95
w/discount: $36.00



Story of Civilization Video 

Online Video Access

35 x 10 min. videos
$39.95
w/discount: $36.00



Story of Civilization
                                  Timeline 

Timeline • $14.95
w/discount: $13.50*
*Note: This item comes free when purchasing the complete set below.



 Story of Civilization
                                    Set

Complete Set
$154.70
w/discount: $140.00




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