A one-semester course for grades 4 or 5 and up
The Curious Historian Level 2A 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: This resource includes additional information to share with your students or explore for your own interest: links to museum collections of artifacts, fun tidbits (Did you know the world’s oldest intact shipwreck discovered so far is a Greek trading vessel called the Odysseus? Or would you and your students enjoy learning what ancient Greek music might have sounded like?), links to museum collections of artifacts, links to virtual tours of ruins and key sites in Greece, and much more. Icons in the teacher’s edition indicate when to reference this optional resource.
The Curious Historian Level 2 is the second part in a 3-level series that presents the study of history and culture from the beginnings of civilization (Mesopotamia and Egypt) through the classical world to 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 2A: Greece and the Classical World (TCH2A) introduces students to:
- Unit I: The Greek and Classical Period
- The world of the Greek polis
- Greek government and colonization
- The Persian and Peloponnesian Wars
- Greek culture: the Olympic Games, literature, sculpture, and religion
- Unit II: The Hellenistic World
- Philip II and Alexander the Great
- Alexander’s Successors and the Hellenistic Kingdoms
- Gifted Greeks—scientists, historians, philosophers, and more
- Unit III: The Far East
- India’s first 3 empires
- China during the Spring and Autumn Period
- The Eastern religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Confucianism, and Daoism
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“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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