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 !

World History Plan (Teach all ages at once !)

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*Ancient Civilizations/Old Testament

1. Creation
2. Adam & Eve                        (4,100 BC approx)
3.  Cain & Abel                        (4,000 BC)
4.  The Wicked                        (2,000 BC)
5.  Noah & The Flood           (2,350 BC)
6. Abraham                              (2,170 BC)
7. Isaac & Rebekah               (2,026 BC)
8. Jacob & Esau                     (2,000 BC)
9. Jacob Returns                   (1,920 BC)
10. Joseph                               (1,915 BC)

*Objectives:
+ Be able to sequence the 10 events above
(I wrote each “event” on an index card <all 79!>.  As we worked through each section,
we included the cards from the section before in the sequencing activity.  We had races
and candy quiz days to see who could get them in the right order first . )
There will be some overlap in this and the next section !

+ Be able to tell 3 facts you can remember from each index card.
+ Be able to explain what BC and AD and/or  [BCE/CE]are and the reasoning behind them.
+ Be able to identify the part of the world in which each event took place.
+ Locate these regions on a map.
+ Be able to describe what the government was like and name some of the well known leaders of this period
+Be able to describe what a day in the life of a child living at this time would be like
+ Add at least one page per event to your binder.

*Overview of Lessons for this section:

*Week 1–  The Beginning of Civilization
*Week 2–  The Sumerians and the Babylonians
*Week 3– The Chaldeans and Abraham
*Week 4– “The Exiled Prince”
*Week 5– Explore It !  Week
(explanation at beginning of plans for this week)
*Week 6-  Notebook It ! Week/ Show What You Know Week
(explanation at beginning of plans for this week)

*People & Places:
+Adam            +Seth            +Babel            +Mesopotamia            +Palestines            +Chaldeans            +Nod               +Nimrod      +Esau              +Ararat                            +Jacob                     +Methuselah

+Armenia      +Bethel        +Noah             +Shem                             +Urukh                     +Gilgamesh
+Babylonia  +Sumeria     +Abraham     +Issac

*Vocabulary  (taken from suggested reading/adjust as needed):
+Genesis          +civilization          +reluctant            +condemn          +abomination          +fugitive

+fortified         +patriarch              +diety                    +sojourn              +birthright                 +rivalry
+disperse        +nomad                  +fraud                    +atone                  +behemoth               +peril
+leviathan      +remnant               +rite                        +lotus                    +tributary                  +forfeit

**If you’d like to use the Bible as a text for this study each day here are my corresponding chapters.   I listed them with the number of the section (1-10) .  There is also a link to a   Chronological Illustrated Bible below too that is helpful !

1. Creation                               Genesis 1-2:3
2. Adam & Eve                        Genesis 1:26-4:26
3.  Cain & Abel                        ”            “
4.  The Wicked                        ”        “
5.  Noah & The Flood           Genesis 6-9/ Genesis 11:1-9
6. Abraham                              Genesis 12-13;  15-18
7. Isaac & Rebekah               Genesis 21-22:18,24
8. Jacob & Esau                     Genesis 25: 19-34
9. Jacob Returns                   Genesis 30:25-35:29
10. Joseph                               Genesis 37, 39-41

**NOTE:  Below is an outline of reading/activities for a three day schedule.  You could easily change this to 5 days by adding in some great hands on activities, if it fits your needs better.  Imagine doing Art Projects on the other two “off” days that are related to the era…or cooking meals that would have been eaten by people of this time !  The possibilities are endless and so much FUN !!!

I will include the names and links to the books  used in these lessons  at the bottom of this page !  We also read many GREAT historical fiction books for “Language Arts” during this study…they were harder to find for this particular section, but there are lots for the following ones (I will include them below as well).

Teaching All Ages At Once-
The  lessons I have written below are meant to be self directed for middle school ages and up .  But if you are using this for multiple ages like I did, I simply read the Story of the World out loud, our Bible study, and some of the other historical fiction.  I have included a few “extra” books at the bottom of this page for younger readers and they can always be included in the hands on activities. The Old Testament Days Activity Book is my favorite for ideas that can be leveled up or made a bit more simple, but enjoyed by all!!   My “little” often colored pages to put in her own timeline binder while I read!  I was often amazed at how much she absorbed just by listening !!  You can find lots  of  FREE  printable coloring and activity pages from Calvary Curriculum that go along perfectly with the daily plans below.  They have lessons, printable coloring and activity pages, etc for preschool through about 6th grade !  Who doesn’t like to color while listening to a great book after all ?!?  They are great to add in to the timeline binders for the big kids as well 🙂

So…HERE WE GO !

*WEEK 1 :  The Beginning of Civilization

*Day 1-    Reading- “Great Civilizations” p. 6-7
+ Add this section’s vocabulary words to history notebook (in vocabulary section)

*Day 2-   Reading-  “The Story of the World-Vol 1”  p. 19-39
+Make a simple outline (your choice of style) of today’s reading

*Day 3-   Reading- “Genesis- Finding Our Roots”
+ Choose 1 of the “Topics for Further Study” on pg. 11-19 (highlighted in blue)
Answer your question  fully in your history notebook (Q&A section).

*WEEK 2:  The Sumerians and the Babylonians

*Day 1-  Reading-  “Great Civilizations”   p. 8-11
+Make a “People” page for your binder today.  Be creative.
Use the list and be sure to include each name in some way on your page.
+Make a “Places” page for your binder using the same directions as above.

*Day 2- Reading-  “The Story of the World- Vol. 1”  p. 39-52
+  Make a simple outline (you choose the style) of today’s reading

*Day 3-  Reading-  “Genesis:  Finding Our Roots”
+  Choose 1 of the “Topics for Further Study” on pg. 83-87  (highlighted in blue)
Answer your question  fully in your history notebook (Q&A section).


*WEEK 3:  The Chaldeans and Abraham

*Day 1-   Reading-  “Usborne:  World History”  p. 12-13 and p. 30-31
+  http://mesopotamia.mrdonn.org/babylon.html

*Day 2- Reading-  “The Story of the World”  p. 53-67  (top)
+  Make a simple outline (you choose the style) of today’s reading

*Day 3- Reading-  “Genesis:  Finding Our Roots”
+  Choose 1 more of the “Topics for Further Study” on pg. 83-87
(highlighted in blue) .  Answer your question  fully in your
history notebook (Q&A section).


*Week 4:  “The Exiled Prince” (Choose a Book!)

*Day 1-  Read Chapters 1-5
*Day 2- Read Chapters 6-10
*Day 3- Read Chapters 11-14
*Note:  You may like to require more this week.  This was the book one of my kiddos picked to read.  You could replace it with any piece of literature that applies.  It would be a great week to start on the pages for notebooks (see Week 6).   I was on a mission to reignite a joy of reading in my kids.  Sometimes when we aren’t allowed time to just read and ENJOY a book without any “strings attached” , reading loses it’s joy. 🙂

*Week 5:  Explore It !

*Day 1-   WATCH one or more (YouTube Videos) !
+ Mesopotamia Explained <Hip Hughs History>
+ Story of Sumeria
+ Mesopotamia from Nomads to Farmers
+Animated Bible Stories- Babylonia
+ Four Empires of Mesopotamia in 5 Minutes !  
+The Story of Judaism

*Day 2-  Explore More – Online  !

+ Kids Discover Ancient Mesopotamia  
+ Life in Mesopotamia
+  http://mesopotamia.mrdonn.org/art.html
+ Ancient Mesopotamia and other Early Civilizations
+What Did the Ancient Mesopotamians Eat ? 
+Art of Ancient Mesopotamia  from Art History for Kids
+ Read a bit about Games people played in Mesopotamia and try one yourself!
+ Interactive Stories & Games

*Day 3-  Hands On!  Try It !  (All free online)
+ Cuneiform Activity  (and LOTS of other hands on activities) from Kids Discover
+ Make & Play the Royal Game of Ur
+ Try one of the activities Ancient Babylonian Art Lesson for Kids ! from Dymphna’s Song.
+ Make a Hanging Garden from Babylon fun idea from Joyfully Weary
+ Try some of these foods and recipes
Jacob’s Stew Historic Recipe from Tori Avey
Mesopotamian Bread  from Just a Pinch
Ancient Mesopotamian Recipes

Bible Foods Picnic


*WEEK 6:  Notebook it !

*Day 1-
  +Make a cover page for this section to add to your binder.  Be sure to put a line across the bottom of the page and note our “beginning date”.

+Make a page for each of the 10 sections .
This can be print outs, coloring sheets, or hand written pages.  BE CREATIVE!
(Again, be sure to add the timeline date line at the bottom of each page)
1. Creation
2. Adam & Eve                        (4,100 BC approx)
3.  Cain & Abel                        (4,000 BC)
4.  The Wicked                        (2,000 BC)
5.  Noah & The Flood           (2,350 BC)
6. Abraham                              (2,170 BC)
7. Isaac & Rebekah               (2,026 BC)
8. Jacob & Esau                     (2,000 BC)
9. Jacob Returns                   (1,920 BC)
10. Joseph                               (1,915 BC)

* Day 2-
+Add information for each of the 10 pages you made on Day 1.
You may write things you can remember…quotes…draw pictures, etc.
Add in any of the activities you tried on the proper page :
Cuneiform (pictures), Recipes, etc.
You also could use/expand on your outlines from the reading
(cut & paste pictures, bubble notes, or bullet points…)

*Day 3-
+ Review the 10 index cards.  Candy Quiz on these today !
+Write a short paper from your reading outlines.
This will be the final assignment for this study.
Include it behind the cover page in your binder.

 

*COMING UP NEXT: Free World History Curriculum Part 2: Ancient Egypt*

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*BOOKS/RESOURCES  LIST

*4 Core Books-

*Other Recommended Ancient World History Resources (Just for Fun!)

**REMEMBER:
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.
And be sure to check out my full list of ABSOLUTE FAVORITE living books and resources for making ancient world history come ALIVE !!
Ancient Greece Book List
Ancient Egypt Book List 
Ancient Civilizations & the Old Testament Book List

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