The Curious Historian Level 1B Late Bronze Age & Early Iron Age continues the history of Mesopotamia and Egypt, and also presents the Phoenician, Hebrew, Assyrian, and Persian people groups. The Teacher Edition includes the full student text plus detailed teacher notes & tips, answers, and sample responses.
The Curious Historian Level 1B Teacher’s Edition includes the full student text, detailed teacher notes and tips, a suggested weekly schedule, answer keys for all exercises, and sample responses and prompts for the discussion questions.
Plus: A supplemental Go Deeper PDF will be available to view for free! This resource includes additional information to share with your students or explore for your own interest: fun tidbits (Did you know the oldest woven garment in the world was discovered in an Egyptian tomb? Or would you like to learn more about the discovery of Hatshepsut’s mummy?), links to museum collections of artifacts, additional information on some of the complexities of the Bronze and Iron Ages, and more. Icons in the teacher’s edition indicate when to reference this optional resource.
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 1B: The Late Bronze & Iron Ages (TCH1B) introduces students to:
- Unit I: The Late Bronze Age
- The Egyptian Middle and New Kingdom periods
- The Hittites, Hurrians, and Kassites
- The Assyrians and Elamites
- The Minoans and Mycenaeans
- Unit II: The Iron Age
- The Sea Peoples, Israelites, and Philistines
- Egypt under the Nubians and Libyans
- The Phoenicians and Arameans
- The great Iron Age empires: Assyria, Babylonia, and Persia
- Unit III: The Far East
- India during the Harappan Civilization and Vedic Period
- China during the Xia, Shang, and Zhou dynasties
- Far Eastern culture: architecture, writing, religion, and more
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 and 1B are available now while subsequent levels will 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.