Curious Historian Level 2A Student Edition
The Curious Historian Level 2A Greece and the Classical World (1600 – 500BC) covers The Greek Classical Period, The Hellenistic World, and The Far East. 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 some really nice Greek/Latin root word studies (the publisher’s specialty). There are eighteen chapters in the Curious Historian: fourteen content chapters, three-unit review chapters, and an end-of-book review chapter. ~Amber
A one-semester course for grades 4 or 5 and up
The Curious Historian Level 2 is the second part in a 3-level series that presents the study of history and culture from the beginnings of civilization (Mesopotamia and Egypt) through the classical world to the Middle Ages. Students will grow excited about history, see how people throughout the ages were both similar to and different from themselves, and learn to be scholars of the past who can make a difference in the future.
The Curious Historian Level 2A: Greece and the Classical World (TCH2A) includes weekly chapter lessons that present a chronological narrative of history. Accompanying sidebars feature historical and archaeological tidbits, discussion questions, and Greek/Latin root words for key vocabulary. A wealth of exercises, hands-on projects and activities, maps, and appendices help to present the study of history in an engaging, creative manner. The Curious Historian Level 2A: Greece and the Classical World (TCH2A) introduces students to:
Unit I: The Greek and Classical Period: The world of the Greek polis; Greek government and colonization; The Persian and Peloponnesian Wars; and Greek culture: the Olympic Games, literature, sculpture, and religion.
Unit II: The Hellenistic World: Philip II and Alexander the Great; Alexander’s Successors and the Hellenistic kingdoms; and Gifted Greeks—scientists, historians, philosophers, and more.
Unit III: The Far East: India’s first 3 empires; China during the Spring and Autumn Period; and The Eastern religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Confucianism, and Daoism.
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.