A one-semester course for grades 3 or 4 and up
The Curious Historian Level 1 is the first part in a 4-level series that presents the study of history and culture from the beginnings of civilization (Mesopotamia and Egypt) through the Scientific and Industrial Revolutions of the modern world. Students will grow excited about history, see how people throughout the ages were both similar to and different from themselves, and learn to be scholars of the past who can make a difference in the future. The Curious Historian Level 1A: The Early & Middle Bronze Ages (TCH1A) introduces students to:
- Unit I: Ancient Mesopotamia
- The ancient Sumerian city-states
- The Akkadian, Ur III, and Old Babylonian Empires
- Sargon the Great and Hammurabi
- Mesopotamian culture: ziggurats, cuneiform, and religion
- Unit II: Ancient Egypt
- The Egyptian Archaic Period
- The gifts of the Nile River
- The Egyptian Old and Middle Kingdoms
- Egyptian culture: pyramids, hieroglyphics, and religion
The TCH1A student edition includes weekly chapter lessons that present a chronological narrative of history. Accompanying sidebars feature historical and archaeological tidbits, discussion questions, and Greek/Latin root words for key vocabulary. A wealth of exercises, hands-on projects and activities, maps, and appendices help to present the study of history in an engaging, creative manner.
Plus: A supplemental Go Deeper PDF is available to view for free here! This resource includes additional information to share with your students or explore for your own interest: links to museum collections of artifacts, fun tidbits (Have you ever wondered what happened to the Great Sphinx’s nose?), links to recent archaeological discoveries, and more. Icons in the teacher’s edition indicate when to reference this optional resource.
“We believe that history is about more than memorizing dates, reciting lists of kings and emperors, and remembering who won which battle in wars that changed the world forever. History is also the study of the people who lived during those events. From the beginning of recorded time, people have invented new ways to do things, created beauty in dreary places, and erected buildings and monuments that continue to inspire us. Some of these people became well-known figures and others were ordinary men and women like you and me. But all of us are part of the greater tree of humankind, and we each need to know what our part is as a leaf upon that tree. Without an understanding of the past, we will be less equipped to live in the present and plan for the future.” —Dr. Christopher Perrin
Note: The TCH series will consist of 4 levels, each containing a Book A and a Book B. For tentative release dates, please see our FAQ page.
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- The Curious Historian Level 1A Suggested Weekly Schedule (PDF)
- The Curious Historian Level 1A Suggested Yearlong Schedule (PDF)
- The Curious Historian Level 1A Introduction to Teachers Audio (Mp3)
- The Curious Historian Level 1A Bonus Activity Answers (PDF) – Coming soon!
- The Curious Historian Level 1A Quizzes (PDF) and Answer Key (PDF)
- The Curious Historian Level 1A Song Lyrics (PDF)
- The Curious Historian & God’s Great Covenant Series Overlap Chart (PDF)