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"I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book."
Summary: Here’s a unique atlas that charts major periods from the ancient world to today. It covers religion, exploration, wars, colonization, kingdoms, famous people, technology and a whole lot more.
This photo-illustrated atlas offers kids a perspective of history with maps of many varieties, not just geography.
Type of Reading: independent reading, read aloud book, interactive reading
Recommended Age: read together: 7 to 9; read yourself: 10 and up
Interest Level: 7 to 12
Age of Child: Read by a 10-year-old girl.
Young Reader Reaction: The young lady who looked at this book loved it!
Adult Reader Reaction: Reaction: I found this to be a very appealing volume with much to recommend it. I liked the maps with historical icons and the textual
Pros: A very comprehensive book of maps and photographic features, this
volume offers an excellent overview of the periods covered. It’s a great starting point for a more detailed study.
Cons: I can’t really think of any.
Borrow or Buy: Buy. Every school and public library should have a copy of this
book but it is so much fun that I’d want my own copy at home as well.
Educational Themes: The maps in the book - and the breadth of time it covers - offers readers a chance to explore history in different ways and in different subject areas.
Notes: Bob Walch, Monterey, California, sent us this review. Bob's reviews appear in the Salinas Californian, Watsonville Register-Pajaronian, Aptos Times, Ride/Western Times and Coast Views Magazine. His online reviews can be found at MyShelf, Roundtable Reviews, Parent Click, Midwest Book Review, and I Love a Mystery.
Literary Categories: Nonfiction - world history, atlas, maps, geography, cultures and tradition, middle grade
Date(s) Reviewed: August 2010
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