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Olive Grove Educators present to you History Cards that coordinate with The Story of the World, by Susan Wise Bauer. These cards are intended to help you teach this incredible history series to your child. They are not meant, in any way, to be used alone.
The front of the card contains artwork and a title for the card. We suggest that you show the front to your child, and say, “Tell me about Christopher Columbus.” This gives the child both an audible title and visual picture with which to associate the memory sentence. The child is to then respond by telling you the memory sentence that is on the back. Also on the back of the card is a short summary of the historical story and a map. The purpose of the summary is to give you something to review when you are away from home and your SOTW book. This will reinforce the story you have already taught your child and can be easily kept with you for review when you are standing in line at the grocery store or in the waiting room at the doctors’ office. The map at the bottom gives a general representation of the area in which each event took place. It is meant to give perspective to the child of where they live versus where the event occurred and where other events took place at the same time (by comparing the maps on other cards). For example, when beginning a new SOTW lesson, you can review last week’s card and map, then say, “Last week we travelled to China, but this week we are flying to South America, which is on the other side of the world!” The maps are not intended to be used as copy work. If you want map work, we recommend purchasing the SOTW Activity Book and completing the map work within. These maps are solely meant to give a visual on where the events happened in relation to the entire world.