1.0 Old Testament and Ancient Egypt: Curriculum and Literature Set

By: Various Authors

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This package, inspired by Veritas Press,  includes the books from Old Testament, Greece & Rome Literature Kit.

These books will take your students on exciting adventures set during the historical events. This set pairs with the Veritas Press Old Testament, Greece & Rome Self-Paced Course, or it is an excellent stand alone literature package for those who are interested in a literature based approach to ancient history.

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1.0 Old Testament and Ancient Egypt: Teacher's Manual

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1.0 Old Testament and Ancient Egypt: Flashcards

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Journey Through the Bible

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The Student Bible Atlas

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The Child's Story Bible

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Pages of History Volume 1: Secrets of the Ancients

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God King

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The Cat of Bubastes: A Tale of Ancient Egypt

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The Great Pyramid

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The Egyptian Cinderella

1

Mummies Made in Egypt

1

The Riddle of the Rosetta Stone

1

Tirzah

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Seeker of Knowledge

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Adam and His Kin

1

The 5,000-Year-Old Puzzle

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The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia

1

The Golden Goblet

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Mara, Daughter of the Nile

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Tales of Ancient Egypt

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The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt

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Tut's Mummy

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Sarah & Abraham - The Wonderful Promise

1

Exodus

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Product Description

OLD TESTAMENT & ANCIENT EGYPT IS A YEAR-LONG COURSE FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 2-6.

Old Testament Ancient Egypt students will cover 32 events. Learning history chronologically has proven invaluable in the lives of many children. By memorizing names, dates, places and events, children gain a valuable tool for understanding how God is working today and what He has done during many past events. The value of integrating learning biblically and non-biblically recorded events and their dates cannot be overestimated. Furthermore, they are following classical methodology by memorizing this material which is presented in a variety of ways that makes the memory work quite enjoyable. We’ve heard countless examples of how students who have used this curriculum were able to routinely contextualize more in-depth study in later years—and that is exactly what needs to happen. Knowing a chronological sequence or time line of history is a crucial part of anyone’s education. Recommended for 2nd grade, works well 2nd – 6th grades. Kits for students will vary based on grade level. Second and 3rd grade use Level 1, 4th–6th grade use Level 2. A kit combining Levels 1 & 2 that eliminates duplicates is available. Learning can happen in You Teach and Self-Paced formats.

The Veritas Approach to History

A history program was how Veritas began. After reading Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning, our interest in classical education from a Christian worldview was piqued. While building a classical school and looking for curriculum, we realized the value of teaching young children a comprehensive timeline of history. We wanted to connect it to learning the content of the Bible, as well. (Learn more about that at the Bible Course Options pages.)

Children in 2nd grade are ready to start learning a timeline. Before that, some groundwork should be done. In Kindergarten, family histories and holidays can orient children to the basics of a timeline. In 1st grade, students are taught a simplified version of American history to take advantage of their growing understanding of place and time.

Beginning in 2nd grade, students are ready for a formal study of history. We begin in the beginning, from creation. Each year from 2nd to 6th grades, students will study 32 events. In those five years, they’ll have learned 160 events. Our approach has students regularly reviewing what they’ve learned, too. This works remarkably well because, as classical educators point out, it’s how they are wired. At this time in their development, they love learning through memorization.

The five-year history cycle is described in the chart below:

 

GradeSeries
2ndOld Testament and Ancient Egypt
3rdNew Testament, Greece, and Rome
4thMiddle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformation
5thExplorers to 1815
6th1815 to the Present

After five years, students know dates and crucial facts about 160 events. Some programs fail to teach more than key events’ dates. Students may learn that the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79 buried Pompeii. Without more details, though, they may not realize its connection to the New Testament. Similarly, students may learn that World War I raged from 1914 to 1918 and World War II from 1939 to 1945. Without more details, students will miss learning basic differences of how the wars were fought (their aircraft and weapons, for example). Missing those kinds of details, students won’t see how the wars’ key features fit into a larger historical context. Laurie and I will never forget visiting the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum when our oldest son was 12. He quickly recognized which aircraft belonged to which war.

While ideal to start at the beginning, it’s not necessary. In a homeschool with two or more children, you might consider teaching everyone at the same level. Integrated learning for art projects, field trips, etc. can be more effective this way. If younger children start after the first year, they can simply circle back to the beginning later. Children who have less than five years to complete the cycle can complete it in a condensed form. They can move through more than one series per year. They spend less time learning details, but they commit the core timeline to memory. We also have an option, called History Transition that condenses all five years into one.

Our approach to history in grammar school has served many students well. Maybe that’s why it’s one of the most awarded programs around.

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Veritas Press

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