How to Survive Middle School: World History

A Do-It-Yourself Study Guide

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Pub Date 03 May 2022 | Archive Date 03 Jun 2022
Random House Children's, Bright Matter Books

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BEWARE—THIS BOOK MIGHT MAKE YOU SMARTER THAN YOUR PARENTS! Navigate the wilderness of middle school World History with this hands-on, comprehensive study guide for 6th-8th graders!

This highly illustrated, handy field guide makes learning an adventure inside and outside of the classroom. Study with helpful illustrations, detailed tables, diagrams, and maps, essential vocabulary lists, and expert knowledge presented in a fun, bold, and easy-to-understand format.
Explore and master topics like:
  • Ancient Civilizations
  • The Middle Ages and the Renaissance
  • The Industrial Revolution and the Age of Enlightenment
  • Imperialism and Colonization
  • World Wars I & II
  • The Postwar World and the Digital Age
  • Climate Change
  • and more!
    The How to Survive Middle School study guides cover essential middle school subjects with interactive texts, useful study techniques, and engaging illustrations that make information stick! The included reflective questions and write-in sections foster critical thinking and problem-solving skills, helping readers become independent learners. Each book is vetted by curriculum experts to perfectly complement middle school lesson plans.
    Other available subjects: English, Math, Science, and U.S. History.
    BEWARE—THIS BOOK MIGHT MAKE YOU SMARTER THAN YOUR PARENTS! Navigate the wilderness of middle school World History with this hands-on, comprehensive study guide for 6th-8th graders!

    This highly...

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    I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. Thank you to Netgalley & Bright Matter Books (Random House Children’s)!

    How to Survive Middle School: World History is an engaging guide covering everything from ancient civilizations to the current times. The colorful illustrations and compelling format create a unique and interesting way for 6th-8th graders to learn about world history. Each chapter includes a glossary of important terms along with a list of additional reading.

    While this does cover a wide range, it is more of a jumping off point for discussions rather than a comprehensive text book. It would be impossible to cover all of world history in one book but this does an excellent job of presenting the topics in a way that will keep students interested. My 7th grader has books similar to this but this one is by far better formatted and easier to use. A student could use this as supplementary material without needing help from a teacher or parent.

    How to Survive Middle School: World History would be an excellent addition to any homeschool library or classroom.

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    What a joy to find a book on world history that is so easy to read and is well illustrated. Ms. Fee has done a great job of making it fun to learn about history from the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia to modern issues of today. A good table of contents and index make it easy to find an era you are interested in studying. A great vocabulary section with each chapter. I remember Jeopardy James saying the best way to study a subject is to begin in an junior high library and this one would certainly fill the gap that many adults have in history. Kids will love the colorful illustration and reading about the past. I received a copy of this ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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    This is a great middle school history book that students will actually like reading. Its comprehensive, factual, with perfectly laid out visuals. Hopefully, "How to Survive Middle School World History" will be a part of every middle school social studies class as a reference and classroom read.

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    Enjoyable and informative, with helpful infographics on every other page. There are discussion questions throughout with lines to write answers. While not necessarily geared for a public collection, this would be fitting for homeschool and small classroom use. It breezes through historic periods but is engaging and informative. Highly recommended for middle schoolers and even adults who might need a refresher on world history.

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