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release date: Aug 01, 2007
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The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 2 Audiobook: The Middle Ages: From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance, Revised Edition (9 CDs) (v. 2)

History will never be the same again!

This spirited reading of the first in Susan Wise Bauer's Story of the World history series brings to life the stories and records of the peoples of ancient times.

Now more than ever, other countries and customs affect our everyday lives-and our children need to learn about the people who live all around the globe. Susan Wise Bauer has provided a captivating guide to the history of the ancient world. Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, The Story of the World weaves world history into a storybook format. This volume covers the major historical events from the years 400 to 1600―from the fall of Rome through the rise of the Renaissance.

This Story of the World audiobook is a collaboration between Jim Weiss, whose voice has been described as “liquid gold” (CNN-TV), and Susan Wise Bauer, whose writing has been described as “timeless and intelligent” (Publishers Weekly). It may be used along with the print books (The Story of the World Volume 2 Text Book, Activity Book, and Tests; each sold separately), as a supplement to a traditional history curriculum, or independently. Approximately 11 hours on 9 CDs.
release date: Oct 02, 2006
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The story of the world: Ancient times, from the earliest Nomads to the last Roman emperor history for the classical child, Vol. 1

History will never be the same again!

This spirited reading of the first in Susan Wise Bauer's Story of the World history series brings to life the stories and records of the peoples of ancient times.

Now more than ever, other countries and customs affect our everyday lives-and our children need to learn about the people who live all around the globe. Susan Wise Bauer has provided a captivating guide to the history of the ancient world. Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, The Story of the World weaves world history into a storybook format. This volume covers the major historical events from the beginning of civilization to the fall of the Roman Empire.

This Story of the World audiobook is a collaboration between Jim Weiss, whose voice has been described as “liquid gold” (CNN-TV), and Susan Wise Bauer, whose writing has been described as “timeless and intelligent” (Publishers Weekly). It may be used along with the print books (The Story of the World Volume 1 Text Book, Activity Book, and Tests; each sold separately), as a supplement to a traditional history curriculum, or independently. Approximately 8 hours on 7 audio CDs.
release date: Sep 17, 2006
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The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: The Modern Age: Audiobook (Vol. 4)  (Story of the World) (v. 4)

History will never be the same again!

This spirited reading of the first in Susan Wise Bauer's Story of the World history series brings to life the stories and records of the peoples of ancient times.

Now more than ever, other countries and customs affect our everyday lives-and our children need to learn about the people who live all around the globe. Susan Wise Bauer has provided a captivating guide to the history of the ancient world. Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, The Story of the World weaves world history into a storybook format. This volume covers the major historical events of the years 1850 to the late 1990s, from the reign of England's Queen Victoria to the collapse of the Berlin Wall.

This Story of the World audiobook is a collaboration between Jim Weiss, whose voice has been described as “liquid gold” (CNN-TV), and Susan Wise Bauer, whose writing has been described as “timeless and intelligent” (Publishers Weekly). It may be used along with the print books (The Story of the World Volume 4 Text Book, Activity Book, and Tests; each sold separately), as a supplement to a traditional history curriculum, or independently. Approximately 12 hours on 11 CDs.
release date: Sep 08, 2005
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Wee Sing America
The bestselling Wee Sing line is now tailored for the most modern Wee Sing fans! These eight classic Wee Sing titles are now in a great new package—a book and CD in a reusable blister!
release date: Jun 20, 2017
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The Day the World Went Nuclear: Dropping the Atom Bomb and the End of World War II in the Pacific

Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe, but in the Pacific, American soldiers face an enemy who will not surrender, despite a massive and mounting death toll. Meanwhile, in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and his team of scientists are preparing to test the deadliest weapon known to mankind. Newly inaugurated president Harry Truman faces the most important political decision in history: whether to use that weapon.

Adapted from Bill O'Reilly's historical thriller Killing the Rising Sun, with characteristically gripping storytelling, this story explores the decision to use the atom bomb and the end of World War II in the Pacific.

release date: Sep 01, 2003
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The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 1: Ancient Times CDs
An audiobook edition of Susan Wise Bauer's acclaimed children's narrative history, read by stage and voice actress and veteran homeschool mother Barbara Alan Johnson. This spirited reading of the first in Susan Wise Bauer's four-volume series brings to life the stories and records of the peoples of ancient times.

The Story of the World covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. Africa, China, Europe, the Americas—find out what happened all around the world in long-ago times. Designed for parents to share with elementary-school children, enjoy listening together and introduce your child to the marvelous story of the world's civilizations. An effective educational tool, use this audio edition as an accompaniment to the print book, a supplement to a traditional history curriculum, or on its own.

  • No music, sound effects, or other distractions over the text
  • Painstakingly tracked every three to five minutes to help you find your place. In most cases, track marks correspond with natural chapter or section breaks in the text to preserve coherence. In other cases, tracks occur at natural textual transitions.
  • Included booklet contains detailed CD and track listings, with references to the print book chapter and section titles for use with the text.
  • Booklet also features indices by People and Story, to help you find your favorite passages easily.
  • CD faces bear large numbers, making it easy to grab the next disc at a glance, in the car or anywhere.
  • Chapter numbers and titles are also printed on the CD faces, so you don't have to search for the booklet unnecessarily.
  • Packaged in a sturdy, protective plastic box. Resists drops, bangs, and spills.
  • Special CD sleeves actually increase the life of your product by wicking dirt and debris away from the disc surface.
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release date: Jun 09, 2015
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Hitler's Last Days: The Death of the Nazi Regime and the World's Most Notorious Dictator

By early 1945, the destruction of the German Nazi State seems certain. The Allied forces, led by American generals George S. Patton and Dwight D. Eisenhower, are gaining control of Europe, leaving German leaders scrambling. Facing defeat, Adolf Hitler flees to a secret bunker with his new wife, Eva Braun, and his beloved dog, Blondi. It is there that all three would meet their end, thus ending the Third Reich and one of the darkest chapters of history.

Hitler's Last Days is a gripping account of the death of one of the most reviled villains of the 20th century-a man whose regime of murder and terror haunts the world even today. Adapted from Bill O'Reilly's historical thrillerKilling Patton, this book will have young readers-and grown-ups too-hooked.

This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.

release date: Jun 01, 2016
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The Story of Civilization Audio Dramatization: VOLUME I - The Ancient World
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. This follows his immensely popular reading of TAN Book’s The Story of the Bible.  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.

Did You Know….
  • That young people in the Minoan culture participated in bull leaping games?
  • That King Xerxes of Persia once ordered his soldiers to whip the waves when the ocean became rocky beneath their boats?
  • That the Greek inventor, Archimedes, built a giant heat ray to protect his hometown, catching enemy ships on fire through the use of sunbeams?
  • That the powerful Carthaginian general, Hannibal, used elephants to march his army over the Alps on his way to attack Rome?
  • That Julius Caesar of Rome fell in love with the famous Cleopatra of Egypt?
Embark on the journey now to learn of all these wonders and more!

The Story of Civilization has seven products and uses the "schoolhouse model" so that kids of all ages can engage with the content. How old the child is determines which products he or she will use. The Dramatized Audio Book can be used by children from 1st Grade all the way to 8th. Younger children can listen without the book and let their imaginations run wild with all the stories, while older children can use it as a way to enhance their reading experience.
 
release date: Sep 20, 2011
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Francis Marion: The Swamp Fox of the American Revolution (The Library of American Lives and Times Series)
Biographies For Grades 4-8 Correlated to the Curriculum Extend the learning through this new biography series. The Library of American Lives and Times use extensive primary resources as it brings American history to life for your students. Learn about some of the greatest players who helped in shaping America as it grew from a colony to a world super power. Through a chronological narrative, enriched with diary entries, letters, and other primary documents, students will learn about the various stages of our nation's development, as well as learning to think about history from the perspective of both individuals and society. By learning about history from a particular and unique biographical perspective, each student will learn about the following themes that form the framework for the social studies standards: Culture; People, Places, and Environments; Individual Development and Identity; Individuals, Groups, and Institutions; Power, Authority, and Governance; Production, Distribution, and Consumption; Global Connections: Civic Ideals and Practices. These books are comprehensive biographical treatments of important Americans, emphasizing not just their lives, but the times in which they lived. Each book is 112 pages with dynamic full-color photos throughout. Text is designed to make the navigation and comprehension of these more extensive supplemental books an easy transition from the third-grade material under the PowerKids Press imprint. Francis Marion: A revered citizen-soldier of the American Revolutionary War, South Carolina-born Francis Marion has been dubbed by some the “father of the U.S. Army Special Forces.” This innovative patriot earned the nickname the “Swamp Fox” from a British colonel who all too often lost track of Marion when the clever soldier made stealthy retreats into American swamp lands. "These attractive titles serve not only as quality report sources, but also as general interest titles." - School Library Journal
release date: Sep 06, 2016
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Courage and a Clear Mind: True Adventures of the Ancient Greeks

Jim Weiss narrates thrilling episodes from the history and culture of ancient Greece, including the Olympics, the 300 Spartans, and the wisdom of Socrates.

In these vivid, true stories, Jim Weiss takes you back 25 centuries to Golden Age Greece. You’ll charge into land & sea battles to defend the world’s first democracy against a vast, tyrannical empire; attend the original Olympics; hear history’s most famous storyteller, Homer, spin his classic adventure, “The Trojan Horse;” laugh and learn with Socrates, the wisest (and funniest) man in Greece; and meet artists and authors, as well as typical families, in the rival cities of Athens and Sparta. Jim Weiss’s “Courage and a Clear Mind” is sure to inspire your own exploration of the potential that lies within us all.
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