Book of the Ancient World, Second Edition
Covers Egypt, Mesopotamia, Palestine, Hittites, Ancient Persia, and Phoenecia in 28 lessons with six reviews, six unit tests, and a final test.
This series - recently edited and reprinted by Memoria Press - was originally written in the 1920s for middle school students. Its highly readable text plus the comprehensive-without-being-overwhelming student guides combined with the just-the-answers-ma'am teacher's books ensure these courses will be loved by students and parents alike. The author provides a thorough look at political history, literature, and art - the means by which the spirit of a nation is expressed. Texts include maps, illustrations (artwork, ruins, and drawings), and quotes from the significant who walk through the halls of time.
Designed as a consumable worktext, Student Books include lessons which divide the readings into manageable chunks. Each lesson includes Facts to Know, Quotes, Vocabulary, Comprehensive Questions, and Activities (timeline and others). Periodic reviews cover Vocabulary, People, Places, Things, Geography as well as Who Said That? The Teacher Books are full-text answer keys and include reproducible test masters (corresponding to Reviews) and test answers. The Ancient Romans Student Book and Teacher Book are still in beta form at the time of this writing.
Accompanying each history course is a literature study: Homer's Iliad & Odysseypaired with the Book of Ancient Greeks; The Aeneid paired with the Book of Ancient Romans; and Augustine's City of Godpaired with the Book of the Ancient World. One strong emphasis in these literature courses (which could be used as stand alone studies) is the identification, understanding, and memorization of quotations. Student Booksare consumable worktexts with lessons that include Identify Places and Characters, Comprehension Questions, Quotations, and Discussion Questions. Teacher Books are full-text answer keys with reproducible tests and tests answer keys. Tests include identification of people and places, multiple choice questions, short answer questions, a section on quotations and one on memorization. ~ Janice