Join us on our adventures in ancient history! We use The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor, Revised Edition, by Susan Wise Bauer, as our spine. Our activities also go well with other classical history studies.
We use many other supplemental books, videos, and activities, as well as the accompanying Story of the World Activity Book . I will continue to add more posts as we discover all of the wonderful things ancient history has to offer, so check back often.
Chapter 5: The First Sumerian Dictator
Make the Euphrates River on butcher paper and act out the story of Sargon
Chapter 7: Hammurabi and the Babylonians
Make Your Own Family Law Stele, like the Code of Hammurabi
Chapter 8: The Assyrians
Acting out the story of Gilgamesh
Chapter 9: The First Cities of India
Make the lost city of Mohenjo-Daro with clay bricks
Chapter 10: The Far East: Ancient China
Pictograms, make your own clay Terracotta Warrior, and History Pockets
Chapter 11: Ancient Africa
Make your own Anansi the Spider
African Hand Painting Activity and supplemental readings
Chapter 12: The Middle Kingdom of Egypt
Make miniature bows and arrows, Make Nubian gold jewelry, and more
Chapter 13: The New Kingdom of Egypt
King Tut masks and some wonderful go-along books
Chapter 15: The Phoenicians
Phoenician Boat Craft and Trading Game
Making Purple Dye and Dyeing Yarn and Pasta to Make a Necklace
Chapter 16: The Return of Assyria
Build a Lego Siege Tower and battle scene
Chapter 18: Life in Early Crete
Make an easy volcano to show how Thera’s volcano impacted ancient Crete
Chapters 27-29: Ancient Rome, part I (The Rise of the Roman Empire)
Make a Toga and a Laurel Wreath Crown, plus go-along books
A note about skipping chapters. I don’t post on every chapter because we don’t always do something really interesting, but we do read each chapter aloud and/or listen to the audio version, read by Jim Weiss and do some map work.
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