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following topics make up an Ancient Civilizations course.
Each of the topics below have been created as individual units
designed to be completed in 4 to 36 weeks each. Therefore,
to complete the entire Ancient Civilizations course in one
year, you will have to use the suggested timetable below instead.
can customize this study to any length you desire by choosing
how much material you cover and how long you take to cover
a simple Ancient Civilizations Unit (Grades 1-3+) that
can be done in a short time, use Ancient
Civilizations, History Pockets. ISBN 1557999007.
For each lesson, simply read from an appropriate read-aloud
and then complete an activity from the History Pocket.
This can be used with younger children along with using
the units below for grades 3-8. Also recommended is Ancient
History Portfolio Junior.
Directions for Cindy's Unit Studies for more information
on teaching unit studies.
Suggested Timetable for Completion in One Year:
These units are in the process of being created and follow
the history timeline sequence found in The
Checklist. They are created as stand-alone, six to
eighteen week units so you will have to pick and choose from
each unit to follow the time schedule below. As these units
are completed or nearing completion, I will add links to them.
and the Bible (2 weeks, 4 lessons)
Through the Flood (3 weeks, 6 lessons)
and the Bible (2 weeks, 4 lessons), IN PROGRESS
Mesopotamia (2 weeks, 4 lessons)
Egypt (6 weeks, 12 lessons), IN PROGRESS
North and South American Civilizations (2 weeks, 4 lessons)
Civilization (2 weeks, 4 lessons)
China (2 weeks, 4 lessons), IN PROGRESS
Japan (2 weeks, 4 lessons)
of Canaan, Period of Judges, & Kingdom Years (2
weeks, 2 lessons), IN PROGRESS
Divided Kingdom, Captivity, Exile, Return & the Persian
Empire (2 weeks, 2 lessons)
Greece (3 weeks, 6 lessons), IN PROGRESS
Rome (6 weeks, 12 lessons)
history based unit should include a timeline study of the
major historical events, a biographical examination of the
major people living in these civilizations, an investigation
into the major discoveries or accomplishments of each civilization,
an understanding of specific terminology, and map and culture
studies of the various civilizations and their modern counterparts.
Follow up with a review lesson and quizzes, if desired.
Review Game: Professor
Noggin’s Ancient Civilizations™ Professor
Noggin steps back in time to explore lost but not forgotten
civilizations. Discover facts about ancient places, philosophers,
buildings, clothing, arts, and empires on a trivia-filled
journey of discovery. Covers Ancient China, Egypt, Greece,
Japan, Aztecs, Incas, Mayans, Mesopotamia, Roman Empire,
Vikings and more.
History Portfolio & Timeline by Barbara Shukin.
See my review at: http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/EmptyNestMom/45283/