As I teach ancient history to students in grades 3-6, finding age-appropriate material has been challenging. I wanted my students to make authentic connections with the people we met and places we saw as we took our year-long trip through ancient history, however, I also wanted them to learn to be true contextual readers at the end of the year. I wanted to use this fascinating material to help my students to begin to understand the process of research. Of course that meant I had to go the TPT way and make my own! My students love these packets, and I have used them as a basis for a much broader unit in my classroom (supplementing with other materials), and I have stripped them to bare bones in a snow-day-a-week wintertime pinch. Please feel free to ask any questions, and please leave feedback...otherwise you won't earn you TPT credits, and really...they're like free money.