NOTE: This title is being retired and will be replaced with an all-new study guide featuring our soon-to-be-released History Quest: Early Times as the spine.
Grade level: appropriate for 1st – 4th grade, target grade is 1st
Course type: Study guide (Please see the Booklist for the books required to complete this course.)
Ancients level one is a teacher/parent guide that provides step by step lessons to teach world history from 6000 BCE to 500 CE.
This guide includes:
- 16 ancient history blackline maps
- Hands-on activity instructions
- Extensive library lists for each lesson
- Suggested schedule for a 36 week school year
- 35 detailed lessons covering:
- Map work
Please refer to the article The Best Way to Learn History for more information about the History Odyssey method of learning.
The History Odyssey method found in Ancients 1:
- Listen to stories about Sumerians, Egyptians, Phoenicians, Philistinians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, Chinese, Africans, Indians, early Americans, Romans, and more groups in history told as an exciting narrative
- Read about ancient history events in a history encyclopedia
- Learn about cultures via craft projects, cooking foods of ancient peoples, and coloring pages depicting historic scenes
- Read/listen to short historic fiction stories
- Read/listen to short biographies of important men and women in ancient history
- Read/listen to history tales and culture stories set to poetry and song
Written & Verbal Expression
- Identify new vocabulary words and practice dictionary work
- Choose important aspects of the history lesson to illustrate and/or summarize
- Exposure to at least three interpretations of the same events in history
- Discover cultures different from your own
- Learn about the development of various religions and cultures
- Identify and label countries, major cities, major land areas, and major water areas
- Compare modern-day geography to ancient geography
- Develop a basic understanding of the distances and geographical obstacles between areas of the world
- Introduction to the importance and impact of geographical location on a people’s history
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