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    Default Digital Middle School World History Book

    We will be moving at the end of the year. Due to this extremely long move and the fact that we will be without household goods for 6 to 8 weeks, I am looking into digital school books for my boys. I have found plenty of high school books thru iBooks for my soon to be 9th grader, but nothing for my rising 5th grader. I am specifically looking for a middle school world history book.

    I would appreciate any suggestions.

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    Where are you moving to? 6-8 weeks sounds overseas and an adventure!
    My advice is spend that time exploring your new habitat. Thats going to make memories and be far more valuable than taking another pass at the ancient Babylonians (unless youre moving to the middle east). You and the kids will have enough to stress about - why add to it when you dont have to?

    But to answer your question.... Build Your Library has a literature (read: you can get on ibooks or kindle or ebooks from libraries) based Middle School World Geography course. Its not exactly history, but an around the world tour of the continents and all the countries on them. (It also has middle school World History through Science for another year.) Even if you dont buy the program, you can look at the booklists, and find relevent books for your kid to read.

    You can also search through CK-12 - they make somewhat lackluster etextbooks on a variety of subjects, and it is free. You can also set up a course for your kids with extra materials.

    There are more options, Im sure!
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    Critical Thinking Co. has an eBook version of their World History Detective. It is a full curriculum workbook. We are using the hardcopy version and we like it.

    Good luck!
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    My glance at World History Detective suggested the 6th-12th grade age range was on target, so I don't know if I'd do it with a 5th grader, but if he's ace at history and reading, then maybe.

    It doesn't have to be a textbook. You could use individual e-books easily. If you're moving then you'll be in flux. What history is he doing specifically? "World history" is pretty broad. I'd get him a couple of individual titles to read during that time.
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    Generally 5th grade is considered elementary instead of middle school level. The suggestions below are generally focused on middle/high school levels.

    World History for Us All has book specifically for middle school students and it is available as an ebook A Compact History of Humankind . . . The History of the World in Big Eras

    Crash Course has a curriculum that complements their videos. The texts are available as PDF files. Crash Course videos move very quickly and the target audience is more high school level, but I do know some middle schoolers like it.

    Also, there is the Big History Project and curriculum. This can be adjusted to different learning levels.

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    Thank you for your replies and suggestions. We currently live overseas but are moving back to the States at the later part of the year.

    We use SOTW and will be studying the years between the Vikings to shortly before the American Revolution. I was looking for something to read along with SOTW and that can be used for the next couple of years.

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