Explore the ancient world with your children! This year-long unit study makes it easy to learn about the cultures and civilizations of the ancient world, including Egypt, Greece, Rome, India, China, Africa, and more!
Rather than focusing on memorization of names and dates, this unit study seeks to give a small sense of the culture and people of the ancient world. It incorporates the following for each region:
•stories and folk tales
•chapter books, including book suggestions for the parents/educators themselves
•connections to math, science, and art
•audio book and video suggestions
•pictures of art and famous sites
•food and recipe suggestions
Filled with over 200 book recommendations and 25 global recipes, this unit study is a fantastic resource for homeschoolers, parents who want to supplement their child's education in an engaging and fun way, and educators who want to take their lessons on ancient history beyond memorization of dates and names. This unit study includes book recommendations for children ages 4-9, youths ages 9-12, young adults ages 13-17, and for the parents/educators themselves.
Read-Alouds, Not Worksheets
This unit study is intended to be an enjoyable, shared experience between parents/educators and children. To that end, this unit study does not contain worksheets which are often used as busy work, and which many children would come to dread. Instead, this unit study focuses on books to be read-aloud to the children.
With read-alouds, children can be easily introduced to new ideas, cultures, and places. Through read-alouds, children can be immersed in loving households, in the triumph of overcoming struggles and challenges, and in the wondrous fantasy of fairy realms. Read-alouds also spark some of the most important discussions, leading to the foundation of good character, integrity, responsibility, and kindness in the children.
A Year or Longer
This unit study can last for a whole school year, taking about one month per region of the Ancient World. Alternatively, this unit study can be used more casually without following a specific schedule.