Curious Historian Level 1A Student Edition
The Curious Historian Level 1A Early & Middle Bronze Age (3200 – 1600 BC) covers Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt. 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).
The Curious Historian Level 1 is the first part in a 4-level series that presents the study of history and culture from the beginnings of civilization (Mesopotamia and Egypt) through the Scientific and Industrial Revolutions of the modern world. 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 1A: The Early & Middle Bronze Ages (TCH1A) introduces students to:
- Unit I: Ancient Mesopotamia
- The ancient Sumerian city-states
- The Akkadian, Ur III, and Old Babylonian Empires
- Sargon the Great and Hammurabi
- Mesopotamian culture: ziggurats, cuneiform, and religion
- Unit II: Ancient Egypt
- The Egyptian Archaic Period
- The gifts of the Nile River
- The Egyptian Old and Middle Kingdoms
- Egyptian culture: pyramids, hieroglyphics, and religion
The TCH1A student edition 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.
Plus: A supplemental Go Deeper PDF is available to view for free here! This resource includes additional information to share with your students or explore for your own interest: links to museum collections of artifacts, fun tidbits (Have you ever wondered what happened to the Great Sphinx’s nose?), links to recent archaeological discoveries, and more. Icons in the teacher’s edition indicate when to reference this optional resource.
It’s always a joy when Classical Academic Press puts together a new curriculum. This chronological world history program strives to foster virtue and wisdom in students while guiding them to understand the world we live in. Covering history over the span of four years, each year includes two semester-long textbooks. Book 1A is available now; 1B is expected later in 2021 with subsequent levels to follow. Level 1 covers 3200 – 1600 BC (1A – Early/Middle Bronze Age; 1B – Late Bronze/Early Iron).
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.
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.