Story of the World was the first history curriculum we purchased years ago when our homeschool journey was just starting out. While we enjoyed it for a couple years, we quickly realized that it wasn’t going to be the direction we wished to go in. Since then, I’ve given away all of our STOW curriculum except the audio CDs. And while we haven’t listened to the CDs in years, we still would like to keep them and refer to them during our unit studies.
This history curriculum has its merits. It’s easy to read, complete and perfect for elementary school. There are four volumes in this series that cover from Ancient Times to Modern History. The curriculum comes with four books, CDs, Student Pages, Activity Book and Test manual with answer keys. And while they are a quick informative read, there is a lot of information that isn’t covered in detail making it a good foundation to build on but not complete. Since we wanted to approach history in a slower deeper manner rather than the four year cycles of that typify the Classical Education model, we stopped using this curriculum and went headlong into our Waldorf curriculum. Instead we did main lesson blocks on Ancient Egypt, Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece, American History and much more.