Introduction to

COOL HISTORIES

Cool Histories are assignment books filled with fun questions and activities. They are designed to (a) evaluate your students’ comprehension, (b) review what they’ve learned, and (c) give them opportunity to research an age-appropriate question. BP publishes five types of Cool Histories for five different types of students:

  1. Cool History for Littles, Grades K-2 (works with both the Companion and Remember the Days)

  2. Cool History for Middles, Grades 2-6 (works with both the Companion and Remember the Days)

  3. Cool History for Upper Middles, Grades 6-8 (works only with the Companion)

  4. Cool History for Advanced, Grades 8-12 (works only with the Companion)

For customers who prefer BP's old-style questions, there is a fifth type of cool history:

5. Cool History Classic, Grades 1 - 6 (works with The Story of the World by Susan Wise Bauer)

1. Cool History for Littles, Grades K - 2 (works with both the Companion and Remember the Days)

BP publishes one Cool History for Littles for each year of study, containing one assignment page per week. Each page begins with "Reading Suggestions for Littles," which lists the sections of the Companion that are appropriate for the Littles age group. Each page also includes:

  • Questions from the the Readings, simple questions based on the material in the Companion.
  • Globe Fun, which guides parents and teachers through the week's geography lesson.

These books are designed primarily for teachers and home schooling parents. Students this young, in grades K - 2, generally do not need their own individual copies of Cool History for Littles.

COOL HISTORY FOR LITTLES SAMPLES

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2. Cool History for Middles, Grades 2 - 6 (works with both the Companion and Remember the Days)

BiblioPlan publishes one Cool History for Middles for each year of study, containing one or two assignment pages per week. All questions and activities are based on the material in the Companion/Remember the Days— except for one Optional Bonus Question/Activity, which calls for outside research.

Each student should have his or her own copy of Cool History for Middles.

COOL HISTORY FOR MIDDLES SAMPLES

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3. Cool History for Upper Middles, Grades 6 - 8 (works only with the Companion)

BP publishes one Cool History for Upper Middles for each year of study, containing one or two assignment pages per week. All questions and activities are based on the material in the Companion— except for one Optional Bonus Question/Activity, which calls for research outside the Companion. Upper Middles stands apart from Middles in two important ways:

  1. Upper Middles offers more thought-provoking, open-ended questions to promote synthesis and comparison skills.
  2. The Cool History for Upper Middles book includes one exam for each unit of study (usually 5 - 6 weeks).

Each student should have his or her own copy of Cool History for Upper Middles.

COOL HISTORY FOR UPPER MIDDLES SAMPLES

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4. Cool History for Advanced, Grades 8-12 (works only with the Companion)

BP publishes one Cool History for Advanced for each year of study, containing two assignment pages per week. Each assignment consists of four sections: Fill in the Blank, Short Answer, Short Essay and an optional Research Essay. Except for this last, all questions come from the material in the Companion. The Cool History for Advanced book also includes one exam for each unit of study (usually 5 - 6 weeks).

Each student should have his or her own copy of Cool History for Advanced.

COOL HISTORY FOR ADVANCED SAMPLES

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5. Cool History Classic, Grades 1 - 6 (works only with The Story of the World)

Before BP wrote its own textbooks, it offered original questions for families who were studying Susan Wise Bauer's Story of the World books. For families who still want those old-style questions, BP now offers Cool History Classic-- assignment sheets with questions based, not on the Companion, but on the Story of the World.

COOL HISTORY CLASSIC SAMPLES

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Why should you buy Cool Histories?
  • Because children learn by doing as well as by seeing, hearing and reading. Cool Histories provide you with weekly history assignments that encourage your students to read or listen more carefully so that they can find the answers to their questions in the text.
  • Because weekly assignments provide you with a way to check on your students' progress, evaluate their comprehension, and hold them accountable for getting their schoolwork done.



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