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Ancient Greece Book List – Free History Curriculum

Ancient Greece Book List
Free World History Curriculum


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

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 the bottom of 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
Section 4:  Ancient Rome  &  Book List
Section 5:  Middle Ages     &  Book List


*Fields’s of Daisies’ History Book & Resources Lists:

*Early American History Books & Resources List
*Modern American History Books & Resources List
*Great Books & Resources for American History Unit Studies
(These go along with the American Girl Unit Studies, but have TONS of other resources as well.  You will also find a CHRISTMAS section with some super fun ideas for Holiday Homeschooling!)


*If you are continuing this series, next up is the
Free Early American History Curriculum

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*Spine Texts for the Ancient History Units-

I used 2 main history texts as the spine for the entire Free Ancient World History Curriculum series-
A Child’s History of the World” by Virgil Hillyer (you’ll see it in the lessons as -> CHOW), and “The Story of the World” series by Susan Wise Bauer (abbreviated in the lessons- SOTW).   HOWEVER, these (and all the other books I listed) are just a suggestion.  You can use one of them, all of them, another text you already have, or none of them at all!  Each daily lesson has TONS of online reading links, hands-on project suggestions, and  other options to fully explore the given topic.



*Literature for Ancient Greece :

* The Classic Treasury of Aesop’s Fables
* Ancient Greece:  An Interactive History Adventure
The Trojan War: An Interactive Mythological Adventure
* You Choose:  Olympians vs. Titans
* The Epic Adventures of Odysseus- You Choose
* 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
*Stallion By Starlight 
* 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 Heroes
* Mad Libs-  Percy Jackson 
*Percy Jackson Coloring Book


*Resource/Informational Books
for Ancient Greece:

Archimedes and the Door of Science
* Herodotus and the Road to History
What’s Your Angle, Pythagoras?
* Pythagoras and the Ratios: A Math Adventure
* The Librarian Who Measured the Earth
* D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths
* Who Was Alexander the Great ?
* Where Is the Parthenon ?
*The Trojan Horse
* Discovering God’s Story:  Fully Illustrated Bible Handbook in Chronological Order
* Understanding People of the Past:  The Ancient Greeks
* Science in Ancient Greece
*DK Eyewitness Ancient Greece
*You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Slave in Ancient Greece

*Activity Guides & Games
for Ancient Greece:


*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 
* Draw and Write Through History
* 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
*My Greek Traditional Cookbook        (Simple recipes !!)
*Paint Your Own Greek Vessel Kit
*Parthenon 3D Puzzle
*Zeus on the Loose Game


*Movies for Ancient Greece:


*Clash of the Titans
*Jim Henson’s The Storyteller:  Greek Myths
*Atlantis:  The Lost Empire
(This is a stretch, but there are some connections)
*My Big Fat Greek Wedding         (Not a kids movie, but so fun!)

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
* Ancient Rome Board
* Middle Ages Board

*Fields of Daisies Ancient Greece Products & Posts*

+FREE History of Ancient Greece Curriculum Lesson Plans
+ Ancient Greece History Curriculum- Printable PDF
+ Printable Ancient Greece History Cards
Ancient Greece Books and Resources List
+FREE 21 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Greece- History Starters
+21 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Greece-  PDF Version

Hope this list is helpful !

I’d love to know what YOU are using too !
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