Join us our adventures in ancient history! We use Story of the World, Volume 1: Ancient Times, by Susan Wise Bauer, as our spine. Our activities also go well with History Odyssey curriculum, as well as other ancient studies.
We use many other supplemental books, videos, and activities, shared in the posts below. I continue to add more posts as we discover all of the wonderful things ancient history has to offer, so check back often.
Chapter 5: The First Sumerian Dictator
Make the Euphrates River on butcher paper and act out the story of Sargon
Chapter 7: Hammurabi and the Babylonians
Make Your Own Family Law Stele, like the Code of Hammurabi
Chapter 8: The Assyrians
Acting out the story of Gilgamesh
Chapter 9: The First Cities of India
Make the lost city of Mohenjo-Daro with clay bricks
Chapter 10: The Far East: Ancient China
Pictograms, make your own clay Terracotta Warrior, and History Pockets
Chapter 11: Ancient Africa
Make your own Anansi the Spider
African Hand Painting Activity and supplemental readings
Chapter 12: The Middle Kingdom of Egypt
Make miniature bows and arrows, Make Nubian gold jewelry, and more
Chapter 13: The New Kingdom of Egypt
King Tut masks and some wonderful go-along books
Chapter 15: The Phoenicians
Phoenician Boat Craft and Trading Game
Making Purple Dye and Dyeing Yarn and Pasta to Make a Necklace
More coming soon…
A note about skipping chapters. I don’t post on every chapter because we don’t always do something really interesting, but we do read each chapter aloud and/or listen to the audio narration by Jim Weiss and do some map work.