Book 1A, 1B, and 2A are available now while subsequent levels will follow. Level 1 covers 3200 – 1600 BC (1A – Early/Middle Bronze Age; 1B – Late Bronze/Early Iron). Level 2 covers 1600 – 500 BC (2A – Greece and the Classical World) coming soon:
- The Curious Historian Level 2B: Summer 2023 – Rome and the Classical World
- The Curious Historian Level 3A: Late Fall 2023 – The Early Middle Ages
- The Curious Historian Level 3B: Spring 2024 – The Late Middle Ages
The Student Edition includes weekly chapter lessons, the textual narrative, and sidebars packed with fascinating historical and architectural tidbits. There are also discussion questions, exercises, hands-on projects, maps, and activities plus really nice Greek/Latin root word studies (their specialty). The Teacher Edition has a full student text plus detailed teacher notes & tips, answers, and sample responses. A digital resource packet is available for an additional fee from the publisher with supplemental material such as: entertaining songs summarizing events, suggested reading lists, printable downloadable files including full-color timelines, reference charts, and blank maps, and Biblical Connections (locations, historical figures, and scripture verses). There is also a free supplemental resource available from the publisher with links to museum collections of artifacts and other fun tidbits. Icons in the teacher’s edition will let you know when to reference this optional resource. The Curious Historian’s Archive: Extra Resources are a collection of digital supplemental materials that correspond with the student editions 1A, 1B, and 2A.
While Curious Historian is presented in a more standard format than other elementary programs such as Story of the World, it implements many nice features such as full color images, timelines, and sidebar details and focuses on aspects of culture that may not be covered in other curricula.