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Ancient Greece Book ListAncient World History Book List –
Part 3  (Ancient Greece)

Hello !
If you’ve been following this series, thanks for coming back!
I’m so excited to share all my favorite books for the Ancient Greece Unit.

If you’re just jumping in, you may like to check out the first post for these units
–> Free Ancient World History Curriculum  and the supplemental book lists for the previous sections as well.  These books are NOT required for the studies… they’re just my favorite resources (most I’ve personally used).  You will find the few required books for the curriculum included on each unit’s curriculum page.
Section 1:  Ancient Civilizations & the Old Testament   &  Book List
Section 2: Ancient Egypt  (includes Ancient China)    &  Book List

Section 3:  Ancient Greece  
You can find the
Book List for Ancient Civilizations & the Old Testament HERE .

Be sure to follow my  Ancient History Pinterest Boards too !
I will be adding the best of the best FREE ideas to them frequently.
* Ancient Civilizations Board
* Ancient Egypt Board
* Ancient Greece Board

–>  This post contains affiliate links.  There will NOT be any additional charge to you if you click to Amazon through these links, but I will make a small commission if you do!  So thanks ahead for supporting my work !  🙂

*Literature :

The Trojan War: An Interactive Mythological Adventure   
* Tales From the Odyssey (Part 1)  & Tales From the Odyssey (Part 2)
(This is a 6 Book Series by Mary Pope Osborne if you enjoy them!)
* Hour of the Olympics
and    Ancient Greece and the Olympics: A Nonfiction Companion 

* Adventures in Ancient Greece (Good Times Travel Agency)
* The Lion in the Gateway
* Tales of the Greek Heroes

* The One-Eyed Giant  (Tales from the Odyssey)
Percy Jackson and the Olympians (Book 1)
(This is a 5 Book Series !)
* Percy Jackson’s Greek Hereos

*Resource/Informational Books:

Archimedes and the Door of Science  and   Herodotus and the Road to History
What’s Your Angle, Pythagoras? and Pythagoras and the Ratios: A Math Adventure
* D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths
* Who Was Alexander the Great ?
* Where Is the Parthenon ?
* Discovering God’s Story:  Fully Illustrated Bible Handbook in Chronological Order
* Understanding People of the Past:  The Ancient Greeks
* Science in Ancient Greece

*Activity Guides:

* Classical Kids: An Activity Guide to Life in Ancient Greece and Rome
(Hands-On History)

* Spend the Day in Ancient Greece:  Projects & Activities That Bring the Past to Life 
* Life in Ancient Greece Coloring Book   (Dover)
* Tools of the Ancient Greeks: A Kid’s Guide to the History and Science of Life in Ancient Greece

Hope this list is helpful !
I’d love to know what YOU are using too !
Leave a comment.
HAPPY LEARNING !
"Educating the mind..." Aristotle Ancient Greece Book List

   

Ancient Egypt Free World History Curriculum
Free World History Curriculum

Part 3:  Ancient Greece

Welcome back to the latest post on Free Ancient World History Plans !
This section will cover the beginning of Greek Culture, the first Olympic games, the Peloponnesian War, Alexander the Great, and lots more !    🙂

For an introduction to this curriculum and how you can adapt it to all your needs, start below with the first post in this series-
 “Free Chronological World History Plan” .
World History Plan (Teach all ages at once !)
Next in the series, you will find the daily plans for
Section 1:  Ancient Civilizations & the Old Testament
Section 2: Ancient Egypt  (includes Ancient China)

Be sure to follow my  Ancient History Pinterest Boards too !  
I will be adding to them frequently.
* Ancient Civilizations Board
* Ancient Egypt Board
* Ancient Greece Board
* Ancient Rome Board
* Middle Ages Board
Lots of free ideas and activities to add to these units.

If you have ANY QUESTIONS  at all, I’d love to hear from you !
You can either comment at the bottom of this post or you can email me at
chenoah@fieldsofdaisies.com
Enjoy !
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Ancient Egypt Book List

Ancient World History Book List – Part 2
(Ancient Egypt)

Hi again !
Thanks for coming back.
If you’ve been following along with my Free Ancient World History Curriculum  posts, you may like to check out the book lists for each section.  These books are NOT required for the studies… they’re just my favorite resources (most I’ve personally used).  You will find the few required books for the curriculum included on each plan’s page (start HERE for Plan 1).
You can find the
Book List for Ancient Civilizations & the Old Testament HERE .

–>  This post contains affiliate links.  There will NOT be any additional charge to you if you click to Amazon through these links, but I will make a small commission if you do!  So thanks ahead for supporting my work !  🙂

*Literature : 

*Ancient Egypt :  An Interactive History     (Like a choose your adventure book !)
* Mara, Daughter of the Nile 
* God King: A Story in the Days of King Hezekiah 
* Songbird of the Nile 
* Tirzah
* Trouble Times Ten  and  Ruled Out !
* Ancient China:  An Interactive History
* Day of the Dragon King   and  China:  Land of the Emperor’s Great Wall
* Kidventures :Stories of Danger & Courage  (I’ve never read these…from Focus on the Family)
* The Cat of Bubastes
* Mystery of the Egyptian Scroll    (if you like this one there are 3 more on topic!)
* Adventures in Egypt  (Good Times Travel Agency)   &  Adventures in China 

*Resource/Informational Books:

* Science in Ancient Egypt
* National Geographic Kids:  Everything Ancient Egypt
* The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt
* The Usbourne Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt   (Internet Linked)
* The 5,000 Year Old Puzzle
*  DK Eyewitness to Ancient China


*Activity Guides:

* The Ancient Egyptians & Their Neighbors
* Fun With Hieroglyphs
* Dover Life in Ancient Egypt Coloring Book
* Great Ancient Egypt Projects You Can Build Yourself
* Great Ancient China Projects You Can Build Yourself

Hope this list is helpful !
I’d love to know what YOU are using too !
Leave a comment.
HAPPY LEARNING !

Book List for Ancient World History (Part 2)

Book List for Ancient World History (Part 1)

Ancient World History Book List – Part 1
(Ancient Civilizations and the Old Testament)

I can’t think of a better way to bring history alive and make it meaningful & memorable, than with great books !   Curled up reading about the adventures of a child living in the shadow of the ancient pyramids or cooking up an ancient recipe for an afternoon snack for “History Class” has to be one of the best parts of homeschooling !

If you’ve been following along with my Free Ancient World History Curriculum  posts, you may like to check out these book lists for each section.  These books are NOT required for these studies… they’re just my favorite resources (most I’ve personally used).  You will find the few required books for the curriculum included on each plan (start HERE).
I hope I will have saved you some time too, listing them all in one place.  🙂
–>  This post contains affiliate links.  There will NOT be any additional charge to you if you click to Amazon through these links, but I will make a small commission if you do!  So thanks ahead for supporting my work !  🙂

*Literature :
*In the Beginning
*The Truth Chronicles (Vol. 6 – The Ark)
(I haven’t read this series personally, but they sound really interesting, and
have great reviews! You may like to check out Volumes 1-5 as well…all would
fit in with this time in history!)
*Priceless Jewel at the Well
*Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob
*The Hittite Warrior

*Gilgamesh the Hero
*Gilgamesh Trilogy
*The Golden Goblet

*Resource/Informational Books:

*Journey Through the Bible   (Surprised a bit, but my kids loved this book !)
*DK Mesopotamia
*Great Civilizations

*Food at the Time of the Bible: From Adam’s Apple to the Last Supper
*Science in Ancient Mesopotamia

*Activity Guides:
*Ancient Israelites and Their Neighbors
*Archeology for Kids , Uncovering the Mysteries of Our Past
*Draw & Write Through History (Creation through Jonah)
*Family Guide to Biblical Holidays

*Old Testament Days- Kid’s Activity Guide

Hope this list is helpful ! 
I’d love to know what YOU are using too !
Leave a comment.  
HAPPY LEARNING !
Book List for Ancient World History Part 1

Ancient Egypt History for Kids

Free World History Curriculum

Part 2:  Ancient Egypt

Welcome back to the latest post on Free Ancient World History !
This section will cover many of the Pharaohs, the geography of ancient Egypt, the Great Pyramids, Moses, more about Joseph in Egypt, the Midianites, and of course, MUMMIES !  And lots more 🙂
For an introduction to this curriculum and how you can adapt it to all your needs, start
below with my first post in this series-  “Free Chronological World History Plan” .
World History Plan (Teach all ages at once !)
After that you can check out
Free World History Curriculum Part 1: Ancient Civilizations and the Old Testament .
Chronological World History Curriculum Free

Just to make finding everything easy from any of these pages, I am including below, each unit I’ve posted and the supplemental book lists for the previous & subsequent sections as well.  These books are NOT required for the studies… they’re just my favorite resources (most I’ve personally used).  You will find the few required books for the curriculum included on each unit’s curriculum page.
Section 1:  Ancient Civilizations & the Old Testament   &  Book List
Section 2: Ancient Egypt  (includes Ancient China)    &  Book List
Section 3:  Ancient Greece
Be sure to follow my  Ancient History Pinterest Boards too !
I will be adding the best of the best FREE ideas to them frequently.
* Ancient Civilizations Board
* Ancient Egypt Board
* Ancient Greece Board

If you have ANY QUESTIONS  at all, I’d love to hear from you !
You can either comment at the bottom of this post or you can email me at
chenoah@fieldsofdaisies.com
Enjoy !

Continue reading Free world history curriculum – Part 2 Ancient Egypt

Chronological World History Curriculum Free

 

Free World History Curriculum

Part 1:  Ancient Civilizations/Old Testament

Hi !  I’m so glad you’re here 🙂

For an introduction to this curriculum and how you can adapt it to your needs, start
below with my first post in this series-  “Free Chronological World History Plan” .

Just to make finding everything easy from any of these pages, I am including below, each unit I’ve posted and the supplemental book lists for the previous & subsequent sections as well.  These books are NOT required for the studies… they’re just my favorite resources (most I’ve personally used).  You will find the few required books for the curriculum included on each unit’s curriculum page.
Section 1:  Ancient Civilizations & the Old Testament   &  Book List
Section 2: Ancient Egypt  (includes Ancient China)    &  Book List
Section 3:  Ancient Greece   &  Book List
Be sure to follow my  Ancient History Pinterest Boards too !
I will be adding the best of the best FREE ideas to them frequently.
* Ancient Civilizations Board
* Ancient Egypt Board
* Ancient Greece Board
If you have ANY QUESTIONS  at all, I’d love to hear from you !
You can either comment at the bottom of this post or you can email me at
chenoah@fieldsofdaisies.com
Enjoy !
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World History Plan (Teach all ages at once !)
Homeschool World History Plan

A Chronological Study

(Teach all ages at once !)

Are you planning to study World History this year ?
Do you want to be able to use the same curriculum for ALL your kids?
Don’t know where to start ?

If you are writing your own curriculum or units, the task can be a bit overwhelming.
There are just so many topics to “cover”, and if you’re like me, they’re all so
interesting (and important!), it’s hard to narrow it all down and decide what to include !

THE WHAT:

I thought it might be fun and helpful to share our Chronological World History Outline (The Ancients through the Middle Ages).   My goal when I wrote this out was to see how all of the events and civilizations studied have fit into God’s sovereign plan to extend His Kingdom and purpose.  We therefore started in the book of Genesis and went through the history of “The Middle Ages”.  It was amazing as we studied through these major points to see how all the stories from the Bible that often seem disjointed, fit together with the history most of us learned in school !

Initially, it might seem like a lot of work to put together a year’s worth of history study at once, but the goal is to go through this same general outline 3 times by the end of high school, just with more attention to detail and in greater depth….AND you can use the same outline for ALL ages at one time!  Just tailor the reading materials and objectives a bit and VOILA !  Being able to teach ALL your kids at once is definitely worth the time !  It is quite easy to also incorporate corresponding  literature, science, art, geography, etc if you use this outline as a spine.   It actually made planning out all the other subject areas a piece of cake !  I will be posting details of how I did that and what resources I used.

THE HOW:

As we studied, we each kept a 3-ring binder-  our ‘all in one place’  time line.
We filled it with notes, coloring pages, drawings, print outs, etc… each page with a date on the bottom (or at least stuck in the appropriate “period” of history).  😀   In planning out our year, I also included biographies of important leaders, great artists, musicians, authors, scientists, etc. as applicable, and added them into the binder as well.
Scroll all the way to the bottom for some pictures from one of my children’s binder.

Under each heading, I included my objectives for each “section”.   Everyone will have different expectations for their kiddos, but I hope it is helpful at least to get the creativity flowing  !

You can find Daily Lessons for the first part of this series
here –>  Ancient Civilizations/Old Testament
Chronological World History Curriculum Free

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American Girl Kirsten-
Pioneer Unit Study

Kirsten Pioneer Unit Study

Welcome to Kirsten’s World 1854:
Growing up on America’s Frontier

 


* Core Reading-


*Week 1: “Welcome to Kirsten’s World 1854
Kristen’s Journey to America

1.  “Welcome to Kirsten’s World 1854″- p. 1-3, 40-41                     (Meet Kirsten in Sweden)
2.  “Welcome to Kirsten’s World 1854″- p. 4-7                                   (Journey to America )
3.   “Welcome to Kirsten’s World 1854″- p. 8-11                               (Go West ! )
4. “Welcome to Kirsten’s World 1854″- p. 12-13                               (Home on the Prairie)
Pioneers
5.  “Welcome to Kirsten’s World 1854″- p. 14-15, 24-25                (Home on the Prairie )
Native Americans

*Week 2: “Welcome to Kirsten’s World 1854
A Day With Kirsten

1.  “Welcome to Kirsten’s World 1854″- p. 22-23, 26-27                 (Daily Life)
2.  “Welcome to Kirsten’s World 1854″- p. 16-17; 32-35                (Fun & Games for Everyone! ) 3.  “Welcome to Kirsten’s World 1854″- p. 18-21                              (Love & Marriage )
4.  “Welcome to Kirsten’s World 1854″- p. 36-39                              (Fashion)
5. “Welcome to Kirsten’s World 1854″- p. 30-31; 49 (inset)          (Medicine )

*Week 3: “Welcome to Kirsten’s World 1854
Friends and Foes on the Prairie

1.  “Welcome to Kirsten’s World 1854″- p. 44-45                                     (Around Town)
2. “Welcome to Kirsten’s World 1854″- p. 42-43; 46-47                        (Kirsten’s Neighbors)
3.  “Welcome to Kirsten’s World 1854″- p. 48-55                                    (The Dakota Conflict)
4.  “Welcome to Kirsten’s World 1854″- p. 48-55                                    (Conflicts Continue)
5. “Welcome to Kirsten’s World 1854″- p. 56-58                                     (The Great Land Rush)

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Sign Language for Kids

“Learning another language is not only learning
different words for the same things,
but learning another way to think about things.”
~Flora Lewis

American Sign Language Mini- Unit

This unit is designed to be self led.  You may choose to do all of the ideas or just a few.  Creativity is key!
The goal is to learn all you can and then show what you know!  We made a notebook and added all kinds of pages (biographies, print out ASL alphabet, some of the activities we did, etc…) like a scrapbook.
I hope you have fun learning a little bit of sign language,  how to communicate in a new way, and about some amazing people in the deaf community !

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American Girl
Josefina Unit Study

American Girl Josefina Unit Study

America’s Southwest  Frontier
1824

 

* Core Reading-

*Week 1: “Welcome to Josefina’s World 1824
Introduction to Josefina and America’s Southwest Frontier

1.  “Welcome to Josefina’s World 1824”- p. 1                                   (Meet Josefina)

2.  “Welcome to Josefina’s World 1824”- p. 2-5                              (Josefina’s World )

3.   “Welcome to Josefina’s World 1824”- p. 8-9; 32-33               (The Village)

4. “Welcome to Josefina’s World 1824”- p. 10-11; 28-29            (Daily Life)

5.  “Welcome to Josefina’s World 1824”- p. 16-21                          ( Family)

Week 2: “Welcome to Josefina’s World 1824
A Day With Josefina

1.  “Welcome to Josefina’s World 1824”- p. 22-25                         ( Fashion & Beauty )

2.  “Welcome to Josefina’s World 1824”- p. 26-27                         (Medicine & Health )

3.  “Welcome to Josefina’s World 1824”- p. 13 (inset)                 (Art & Music )

4.  “Welcome to Josefina’s World 1824”- p. 12-15                         (Faith)

5. “Welcome to Josefina’s World 1824”- p. 34-35                          (Food & Fiestas! )

Week 3: “Welcome to Josefina’s World 1824
Life on the Trail

1.  “Welcome to Josefina’s World 1824”- p. 36-39                            (Friends & Neighbors)

2. “Welcome to Josefina’s World 1824”- p. 40-45                             (El Camino Real)

3.  “Welcome to Josefina’s World 1824”- p. 48-49; 54-55              (The Santa Fe Trail )

4.  “Welcome to Josefina’s World 1824”- p. 50-53                              (Life on the Trail )

5. “Welcome to Josefina’s World 1824”- p. 56-58                               (Becoming “American”)

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