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A 36-Week Schedule for Your Year-Long Study of Ancient History
Target Age Group: Grades 4th to 8th
Type of Resource: Non-Consumable
The “Quest for the Ancient World” 4/8 Guide
The “Quest for the Ancient World” Guide schedules a variety of well-illustrated history, science, and culture books in this easy to read guide. The schedule is based on a 4-day week, which leaves one day free for extracurricular studies, field trips, co-op, doctor appointments, trips to the grocery store, or whatever else in your “real life.”
You’ll love the clear weekly schedules and helps in this guide. The guide also includes activity ideas, advice on teaching and grading student work using Charlotte Mason ideals, website links, as well as a rating system and supply lists for activities and experiments. The guide offers many different activities with instructions that are “Open & Go!” and also schedules others from the resource set that make it easy to keep students busy with little to no prep.
The History Study in This Program
This guide pulls together the resources to follow ancient history from earth’s beginnings to the Roman empire. The journey starts with the formation of the world, and the spreading of civilization. Students will discover the Sumerians and their contributions to the ancient world.
Then they’ll travel to Egypt, encountering the life and culture and beliefs of the ancient Egyptians. They’ll look into their unbelievable building projects, get acquainted with their hieroglyphs, meet their pharaohs, and unwrapping their mummies. The next stop is east of the Mediterranean, where they’ll delve into Israelite history, and be introduced to the nations that jostled for power in the Fertile Crescent: Assyria, Babylon, and Persia.
Students will be able to spend several weeks in Ancient Greece, getting to know the city-states of Athens, Corinth, Sparta, and more, and living through the key battles and key cultural developments that made Greece so influential in the Mediterranean world. And the year ends with several more weeks in the Roman Empire, following its rise to a Republic then to an Empire, and learning the “who’s who” of Roman power. Students will love what they learn about Roman engineering, building, public works, and armies, and see how Roman ideas spread around the world.
Up Close in This Guide
- A 36-week, 4-day schedule is laid out clearly in a grid-style on just one page
- Introductory material helps you mentor and “learn together” with your student
- Supply lists and other helps make planning quick and painless
- Narration ideas in the front of the guide help you prompt your student through the year
- Weekly schedule page reduces your paperwork and is easy to follow, with clear notes
- Resources offer a focus on activities that are “Open & Go!”
- Rating systems for activities help you find the ones you want!
- Independent study schedules eliminate writing out homework lists
- 100 Timeline Cards and games provide fun drill to retain key events
- Website and DVD suggestions take your family into ancient places
- Above all, WP offers a practical, “Can-Do-and-Want-To-Do!” approach
Schooling a Range of Ages
If you have a large range of students you’d like to study ancient history, our “Quest for the Ancient World Sr. High” program shares many common resources with this program. If you’d like to keep them together in this study, you may want to consider using our “Quest for the Ancient World Combined Set,” perfect for a combination of students who are in 4th to 12th grade.
What’s in This Program Guide?
Resources for this Study
- Assembling & Using This Guide
- Overview of Learning Goals and Methods
- Get Acquainted with This Year’s Resources
- Making the Most of the Independent Student Schedules
- Preparing for This Study
- Planning Your Activities This Year
- Activity Planning Chart
- For Additional Fun
- Ancient Optional or Needed Resources
Additional Resources Section
- Teaching Effectively Using Charlotte Mason Ideals
- What Do I Do About Grading?
- Assigning Grades for Student Work
- Charlotte Mason & Multiple Intelligences
- But My Kids Have Different Learning Styles!
- So, How Do I Stay Organized?
- What About Narration?
- I Think I Still Have Some Questions!
Notebooking & Timeline Cards
- Utilizing the “Notebooking” Resources
- Timeline Card Games & Ideas
- Timeline Game Boards & Card Sets
- Timeline Cards
- Overview of Studies
- Weekly Schedules for 36-Week Year
- Independent Student Schedules for 36 Weeks