Early Humans (Prehistory) Unit Study

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 What happened before humans started writing down history? What did our ancestors do, what did they eat, and where did they live?

Learn all about early humans!

**This unit doesn't really cover evolution. There are a few mentions of evolution but I feel that would be better covered in a science unit study. I am working on an elementary aged evolution unit study but it is not ready yet.

You can download a free sample of the Ancient Egypt study to determine if this type of unit study is right for you!

What's included in the unit study:

  • Literature suggestions
  • Hands-on activities
  • Timeline with Timeline cards
  • Discussion questions
  • Alternate ideas including vocabulary, videos, and games
  • Overview of each Interesting events, people, etc

What do you use as a spine? 

My recommended spine is the Usborne Encyclopedia of World History. However, I also provide page references for Everything You Need to Ace World History in One Big Fat Notebook.

There are no required books but it is recommended to pick a book for each unit or section.

For a complete suggested book list, visit here:
Prehistory Book List

Is it secular?

Yes! My whole goal was to provide a history curriculum that did not come from a religiously biased point of view and did not rely on any texts with a religious bias. 

Religion will be covered as appropriate. I.E. We will discuss Egyptian gods and myths. They will be presented in a historically factual manner as appropriate for kids.

What age range is this meant for?

I have designed this to work with my kids, primarily my elementary age kids. However, I have also provided extra pages for middle school age kids to work on note-taking and writing skills.

Any more questions? Send me a message or e-mail me at erin at royalbaloo dot com

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