A one-semester course for grades 3 or 4 and up
The Curious Historian Level 1B Teacher’s Edition includes the full student text, detailed teacher notes and tips, a suggested weekly schedule, answer keys for all exercises, and sample responses and prompts for the discussion questions.
Plus: A supplemental Go Deeper PDF is available to view for free here! This resource includes additional information to share with your students or explore for your own interest: fun tidbits (Did you know the oldest woven garment in the world was discovered in an Egyptian tomb? Or would you like to learn more about the discovery of Hatshepsut’s mummy?), links to museum collections of artifacts, additional information on some of the complexities of the Bronze and Iron Ages, and more. Icons in the teacher’s edition indicate when to reference this optional resource.
The Curious Historian Level 1 is the first part in a 3-level series that presents the study of history and culture from the beginnings of civilization (Mesopotamia and Egypt) through the Middle Ages. Students will grow excited about history, see how people throughout the ages were both similar to and different from themselves, and learn to be scholars of the past who can make a difference in the future. The Curious Historian Level 1B: The Late Bronze & Iron Ages (TCH1B) introduces students to:
Unit I: The Late Bronze Age
- The Egyptian Middle and New Kingdom periods
- The Hittites, Hurrians, and Kassites
- The Assyrians and Elamites
- The Minoans and Mycenaeans
- Unit II: The Iron Age
- The Sea Peoples, Israelites, and Philistines
- Egypt under the Nubians and Libyans
- The Phoenicians and Arameans
- The great Iron Age empires: Assyria, Babylonia, and Persia
- Unit III: The Far East
- India during the Harappan Civilization and Vedic Period
- China during the Xia, Shang, and Zhou dynasties
- Far Eastern culture: architecture, writing, religion, and more
“We believe that history is about more than memorizing dates, reciting lists of kings and emperors, and remembering who won which battle in wars that changed the world forever. History is also the study of the people who lived during those events. From the beginning of recorded time, people have invented new ways to do things, created beauty in dreary places, and erected buildings and monuments that continue to inspire us. Some of these people became well-known figures and others were ordinary men and women like you and me. But all of us are part of the greater tree of humankind, and we each need to know what our part is as a leaf upon that tree. Without an understanding of the past, we will be less equipped to live in the present and plan for the future.” —Dr. Christopher Perrin
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