Book of the Ancient World Set
This kit includes the following items:
Covers Egypt, Mesopotamia, Palestine, Hittites, Ancient Persia, and Phoenecia in 28 lessons with six reviews, six unit tests, and a final test.
Memoria Press now offers complete Curriculum Manuals and grade-level curriculum packages for PK-10 using the classical methodology. Recitation is used in every level for memorization of basic facts, systematic phonics and good books are used for reading education, copywork is used for teaching Bible truths, and music and art are included for enrichment in the early (K-3) levels. Each Curriculum Manual contains complete lesson plans for a one-year course of study. The Curriculum Manuals are well-formatted and easy to use. In the front of each book you will find a checklist of the materials needed at that level, an explanation of this curriculum, instructions for lesson implementation, a recommended schedule and blank schedule for your own planning purposes, and 33 weeks of detailed lesson plans. Lessons include assignments from the books used at each grade level, as well as activity suggestions. The appendices include a variety of material for that grade level, and may include: prayers, letter activities, recitation, memory verses, read-aloud book list, poetry list and selections, and a paintings/music list for kindergarten and first grade. These pages are reproducible for family or classroom use. Although most of the guides have been available for several years, the curriculum was restructured in 2015, with many of the programs originally included in 3rd grade now with a slower pacing to span 3rd and 4th grade. Guides for grades 3 and up have been modified to reflect this change, while the lower-level guides have only had minor changes. If you are already midway into the program with the original guides, you can still continue in that track with the older guides, now
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
Latin and composition are continued with Classical Composition V and Fourth Form Latin (please note that these programs must be completed in order, so if you are starting here, you will need to start with Classical Comp I and First Form Latin before progressing).Literature includes As You Like It, Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Treasure Island, and Wind in the Willows. Poetry is also incorporated. Book of the Ancient Greeks, Iliad and Odyssey make up Classical Studies, and Book of the Ancient World is used for Christian studies. Math is Algebra I from Prentice-Hall, and Memoria Press has published accompanying quizzes and tests. Science is Exploring Planet Earth. Geography III has also been included at this level. A complete package and consumables only package are both available for this grade level.
Accelerated curriculum guides are available from Memoria Press for families who wish to move at a faster pace than the Classical Core Curriculum pace.If you begin at the Accelerated Pace and find it too difficult, it is possible to transition to the Classical Core Curriculum.