The first order of business was to review what history is and make sure we have a good idea what archaeology is before we continue the trip.
|This is the cover.|
|This is the history pocket. It gives a general outline of what history exactly is and some vocabulary words to learn. The archaeology information is in this pocket as well.|
Here are a few books that we used.
Next, we did a brief journey to Ancient Mesopotamia.
|This is obviously the Mesopotamia pocket.|
|We made a Ziggurat pop-up book.|
We read the information that was included in this pocket but then we also look at lots of pictures, read other books, watch DVDs, or find things on the internet that might be useful.
|Two books we found especially helpful.|
We will also be reading Story of the World volume 1 ancient times. I do not consider myself a "Classical," teacher but this is very well written and just fun to read.
This was it for the first week of the ancient civilizations. We will be starting Ancient Egypt using Evan-Moor Egypt pocket this week.