This is just a summary of what I hope to cover each quarter, subject to change based on the abilities of specific students in the class and the pacing of the subject lessons as they are happening.
Specific hours may be subject to change! Mondays and Wednesdays. Off during holidays that fall on a Monday.
5th grade – 10:15am-11:30am
6th grade – 9:00am – 10:15am
Every student will be assigned recommended reading and a project to complete at home and share at the end of class. But do not panic! Upon confirmation of your child’s enrollment, you will receive an email not only confirming your child’s seat in the class that quarter but also be given a list of books your child can read (pick one!), a list of projects to complete (also pick one!) and due date. All of which can be done with supplies at home (minimal expense to parents) and a possible trip to the library for the book(s) of their choice.
As we take a Unit Study approach to Ancient History, we will be experiencing the arts, music, and geography of each civilization. This is where the homework of a book and a project comes in as crucial; it will give the child a more rounded context of what we are doing. Instead of only learning facts and a place on a map, they can also read historical fiction from that era to engage their imaginations and do project that will engage yet another one of their senses in learning (examples could be cooking a recipe from that time, making your own dance with the music from that civilization, or creating your own stone tablet). I will not be assigning homework outside of this so the child can focus their time at home supplementing what they come to class for.
Supplies are always a three ring binder, paper and a pencil or two. Students will be building their own textbook during class as well as completing some learning experiments that they can journal on. I recommend tabs for the binder if your child will participate for more than one quarter; they can use the same binder year round!
I look forward to Exploring Ancient History with you!
Registration will be posted *here* when it is available.
From the Earliest People to Egypt
August 27th, 2018 – October 19th, 2018 – 1st Quarter $240 per Student
- How do we know what happened? What’s the difference between history and archeology? What would our archeological print on history look like?
- Earliest People – The tribes that lived on earth before written language. Learn about the first Sumerian dictator!
- The Egyptians and Ancient Africa
- The first written language
- The Babylonians and Assyrians
- The Phoenicians
- The Israelites leave Egypt
The Four Great Empires
October 22nd, 2018 through December 12th, 2018 $225 per Student
We will be off the whole week of Thanksgiving (11/19/18-11/23/18)
- Babylon Takes Over Again!
- The Ancient Greeks – life in early Crete, their wars, and their gods.
- The Medes and the Persians
- Alexander the Great
- The Rise of Rome
Rome – In depth
January 7th, 2019 through March 8th, 2019 $250 per Student
- Julius Cesar
- The Beginning of Christianity and the End of the Jewish Nation
- Rome vs Christians
- The Weakening and End of Rome
Empires Around The World
March 25th, 2019 through May 3rd, 2019 $200 Per Student
- The Aryans and Mauryans of India
- China: Qin and Confucious
- The People of the Americas (North American Tribes)
- The Barbarians who brought down Rome: Celts, Vikings, and Attila the Hun
- Central and South American Civilizations: Aztec, Mayan, and Incan Kingdoms