Writing Through Ancient History Level 2 Manuscript
This Level 2 Manuscript edition of Writing Through Ancient History covers ancient history from creation myths to 400 AD. Level 2 books (for grades 3-5) continue narration and copywork and expect written summaries and dictation. Passages are appropriately longer in Level 2. Reading selections are slightly above the student's grade level encouraging teacher participation and interaction, stretching the student's comprehension skills, and introducing new vocabulary.
The format of the books is consistent through the series: table of contents, introduction and teacher information (i.e. detailed explanations of and expectations for narration, copywork, dictation), and schedules (detailed daily and optional) followed by the passages and models. Each book has four chapters including historical narratives, primary source documents, poetry, and cultural tales. Model Practice spaces follow the passage. Appendices include oral narration questions, a grammar guide (labels and definitions as well as a month by month color coding teaching plan appropriate to the book's level), and a complete collection of the models (by chapter). The daily lessons are interesting (I might even say fascinating) and relatively short; probably 30-40 minutes in Level 2.
This volume includes reading selections from creation myths to 400 AD - the first year of a 4-year history cycle. There are more than 60 selections included.
Includes historical narratives about:
- Early Greece
- Biblical Narratives
- and more
Excerpts from primary source documents such as:
- a flood narrative on Assyrian Tablets
- the Hammurabi Code of Laws
- Shih King or Book of Poetry
- Literature of the Ancient Egyptians
- Sayings of Confucius
- ancient writings by Herodotus
- The Apology by Xenophon
- The Categories by Aristotle
- The Nicene Creed
- Lord Byron
- King Solomon
- tales from various cultures
- and more