Inca, Aztec and Maya(25 posts) (9 voices)
Rachel, you really are my hero!!! This is list is incredible (and printed ) in my folder. Thank you so much for taking the time to write and then post this list. It was very kind of you, and I am thankful!!! You are amazing.
I am always amazed how together you are on this stuff and the stuff I want to do (like chickens). DH and I have been talking about moving, I might talk him into moving down your street yet. (Haha, just kidding. I'm not moving anywhere hotter than here) I am going to have to remember that Heritage History is there and use it more often.
I thought that I would of course leave up our timeline of the Ancient Egypt, Greek and Rome studies along with the Bible figures. Then we could add a few important more figures along the dates to make the parralel connections with. We will review the Bible stories that are in the timeframe of the figures.
I love notebooking because it is less "crafty" than lapbooking, and still allows a lot of freedom to choose a topic or design for a narration. I loved the bookmarks that my3boys or 4my boys (I think) came up with for helping me have a visual reminder of optional narration types to use. (those are laminated and are ready to go, thank you!)
I was going to look for coloring books (Dover?) because sometimes that helps my girls focus on the story better. I am going to try to find some (a few!) projects to make out of the stories we are reading.
I love the map ideas of tracking the movements, and since I have very limited wall space, maybe we can have a few of the 8 1/2 x11 size that we can use for the notebooks and 1 for the wall.
If we use living books, and incorporate maps, timelines, projects, scriptures, and notebooking it should really make these cultures mean something to our children as well...does this sound like an interesting module to you? Any other ideas?
Heidi - Do you think that the unit study could come in handy as I look for project ideas? It looked like it could have some ideas. Anyway, thanks for that link, that is on my list now too. =)
Rachel, are most of these books from the Heritage History site or Amazon? Thanks again. Sheila
Here is my list from the Americas, Asia and Africa. Some areas are rather light and I need to find additional books.
North America - 700 to 1500
Usborne Encyclopedia of World History 276-277
Between Earth and Sky: Legends of Native American Sacred Places - Joseph Bruchac
Clamshell Boy (Makah) - Terri Cohlene
Dancing Drum (Cherokee)- Terri Cohlene
The Earth Under Sky Bear's Feet - Joseph Bruchac
Geronimo - Joseph Bruchac
Indian Book – Holling C. Holling
Is My Friend At Home? Pueblo Fireside Tales - John Bierhorst
Ka-Ha-Si and the Loon (Eskimo) - Terri Cohlene
Little Firefly (Algonquian) - Terri Cohlene
Many Nations – Joseph Bruchac
More Than Moccasins (Activity Guide) – Laurie Carlson
Native Americans (First Discovery Books) - Gallimard Jeunesse
North American Indians – Douglas Gorsline
Quillworker (Cheyenne) - Terri Cohlene
Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back - Joseph Bruchac
Turquoise Boy (Navajo) - Terri Cohlene
Very First Americans – Cara Ashrose
Wabi - Joseph Bruchac
Who Were the First North Americans? - Philippa Wingate
Aztecs - 1300 to 1500
Children's Atlas of Civilizations 82-83
Usborne Encyclopedia of World History 278-279
Aztec News - Philip Steele
Growing Up in Aztec Times - Marion Wood
Sad Night: The Story of an Aztec Victory and a Spanish Loss - Sally Schofer Matthews
Two Mountains: An Aztec Legend - Eric Kimmel
You Wouldn't Want to be an Aztec Sacrifice - Fiona MacDonald
Children's Atlas of Civilizations 84-85
Incas (See Through History) - Tim Wood
Macchu Picchu: The Story of the Amazing Incas and Their City in the Clouds - Elizabeth Mann
Secret of the Andes
Central America - 500 to 1500
Usborne Encyclopedia of World History 280-281
Coyote: A Trickster Tale from the American Southwest - Gerald McDermott
Jabuti the Tortoise - Gerald McDermott
Papagayo: The Mischief Maker - Gerald McDermott
Stories from the Amazon - Saviour Pirotta
Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest - Gerald McDermott
Anasazi - 550 AD to 1300 AD
Anasazi - Leonard Everett Fisher
The Ancient Cliff Dwellers of the Mesa Verde - Caroline Arnold
Children's Atlas of Civilizations 86-87 , Usborne Encyclopedia of World History 172-173
Ancient Egyptians and their Neighbors - Moira Broida
We also used a lot of African folk tales. I didn't find much I liked in way of "cultures and peoples", the ones I had access to were super dry and boring.
Mongols - 1200 to 1400
Children's Atlas of Civilizations 74-75
Usborne Encyclopedia of World History 250-251
Empire of the Mongols – Michael Burgan
Genghis Khan – Demi
Genghis Khan: Invincible Ruler of the Mongol Empire – Zachary Kent
Life During the Great Civilizatons – The Mongol Empire – Don Nardo
Lost Civilizations: Genghis Khan’s Mongol Empire – Thomas Streissguth
Mongols – Robert Nicholson
India - 550 to 1500
Usborne Encyclopedia of World History 264-265
Southeast Asia - 500 to 1500
Usborne Encyclopedia of World History 266-267
China - 580 to 1500
Children's Atlas of Civilizations 72-73
Usborne Encyclopedia of World History 268-269
Adventures of Marco Polo – Russell Freedman
Animals Marco Polo Saw – Sandra Markle
Looking for Marco Polo – Alan Armstrong
Marco Polo – Demi
Marco Polo: A Journey Through China – Fiona MacDonals
Marco Polo for Kids – Janis Herbert
Marco Polo’s Journey Through China – Diana Childress
Marco? Polo! (Time Warp Trio) – Jon Scieska
JAPAN - 500 to 1500
Children's Atlas of Civilizations 76-77
Usborne Encyclopedia of World History 270-271
Children's Atlas of Civilizations 76-77
Ladies! This is all so amazing! Thank you for sharing all your hard work of organizing this. I was thinking of doing something similar this year, shortening the Roman study and adding in other ancient cultures, but it certainly wasn't of this magnitude. I also may cover some of it during next summer if we don't get through it all.
Can any of you sweet ladies clarify for me how you are planning (time-wise) to add this into the SCM modules? I don't want to leave this out (we've studied a little bit of it - teensy bit of South American civilizations and a bunch of native Americans, and a bit of marco Polo, but that's it). However, we are a little squeezed for time, as I have a daughter about to start 8th grade, and we're starting with Mod 1 and Mod 2 for next year. We plan to do Mod 1 as our 'Bible" curriculum and Mod 2 in our History time slot. also, I can't afford the resources I need for what I've planned...let alone anything else. But I might be able to pick out a few decent books to add in from the library...
For coloring books, we have also used Color and Learn available from christianbook.com and Rainbow Resource. The copyright allows for copies for classroom use.
You can double up on the Bible readings for SCM Bible and do History twice per week. You could also add in an entirely different subject for your week on countries and cultures. We try to focus on a different country every 1-2 months - it could be the same country as history, or could be different.
I don't know how helpful I will be; I don't use the Modules and do our Bible separately.
Also, the main bulk of our new year doesn't start till mid-Oct., only the first 2 weeks of Sept for misc. studies, so I have just barely begun to put a schedule together.
It's not hard to add in another time period, it's just whether you want to do it more structurally or just just add books in as needed. So you could have one day for the "other" ancient civilization for the time period you're working in while the other 2 days are for the Modules; just keep the pace fairly consistant. It doesn't have to be perfectfully in line (sometimes I've been a couple hundred years off), just close. That way you don't have to actually stop anywhere in the Modules to cover something else, just keep moving forward and those 3 days are basically parallel to each other. If you keep a timeline or BOC, they will keep it all together (even without one they will, but the visuals make it easier). I guess the same would be true if you're using the Modules for Bible study, too.
My suggestion is to find out what books of these cultures you can get at the library or purchase and write them down in the chronological order that they would fall in, in relation to the SCM Modules. Put that piece of paper in the Module (like an insert) or where you will use it at the appropriate timing.
I do Bible as a separate subject. This year I'm going to do Ancient History 2 days and Middle Ages/Renaissance history 2 days. The daily Bible study is the Greenleaf History of the Old Testament; for the Ancients, I'm using Gerber's book as a spine and All Through the Ages for other book suggestions (as well as our Sabbath reading out of A Child's History of the Hebrew People from Dorothy Zeligs ). I'll assign independant reading for the two time periods on their respective days (we've done this method for this past year, studying Am. Hist. and early middle ages at the same time).
Plus, one day I will read from (or they'll listen to) a collection of folk tales/fables/fairy tales from a region that we are studying. I think they'll be able to parallel the times due to using these resources and makin special note of what time epriod we're in and using a BOC and our Adam's Timechart.
As you can tell, I'm at the beginning of this scheduling and I haven't solidified how I will completely put it all together. I just plugged-in what I think I'm going to do on what day on my weekly schedule last night.
HTH (but I'm not sure!),
ps. I recommend Genghis Kahn and the Mongol Horde for ages 9-12 by LAndmark, too. My children really enjoyed and learned a lot from that book.
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