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.)
From the first cities to the Byzantines Empire, Ancients level one is a complete one-year curriculum guide that combines history with activities, world geography, great books, and writing. This comprehensive course covers the successes and failures of Ancient civilizations from all parts of the world such as the Egyptians, the Greeks, the Romans, the Mayans, the Hittites, the Persians, the Mesopotamians, and many others.
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
The History Odyssey Method– Five learning techniques are woven throughout all History Odyssey courses at age-appropriate levels: Students examine multiple resources, read historically significant literature, develop and strengthen critical thinking skills, practice and refine written and verbal expression, and study world geography and geographical significances throughout the history of humankind.
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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