I love teaching history. It’s one of those subjects where I can get super creative and have a lot of fun. Nothing is off limits: crafts, art, experiments, storybooks, cooking, sewing, cartography, etc. This year we are studying ancient cultures, using The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor, Revised Edition as a spine.
We are enjoying our studies so much! Story of the World teaches history through short, interesting stories that easily capture and hold the attention of my children. The activity book provides further resources including map work, coloring pages, craft ideas, narrative suggestions as well as questions to confirm comprehension and further reading.
In addition to Story of the World, I’ve been referencing some other great resources. We do further reading using The Incredible Ancient History Book Box. These are great books that have facts, pictures, stories, and craft ideas! The box set includes the following:
- Step Into Mesopotamia
- Step Into Ancient Egypt
- Step Into Ancient Greece
- Step Into the Inca World
- Step Into the Aztec & Maya Worlds
- Step Into the Celtic World
- Step Into Ancient Japan
Another book we are using is History Pockets: Ancient Civilizations. You create a pocket for each ancient civilization and fill it with highly engaging mini-projects, including the following:
- Overview of ancient culture
- Vocabulary: words to know
- Teacher Fact Sheet
- Student booklet
- Fun activities such as puppets, pop-ups masks, etc.
Other great resources on Ancient Cultures have been linked up on Bookshelf:
Are you studying an ancient culture or civilization? I’d love to hear about it. Comment or upload a picture below.
Till Next Time,