If I wanted to do a 1 year overview of Ancient history for 9th grade, can anyone recommend an enjoyable spine for that level to be read independently?ErinDParticipant
I wish I had a good answer. I use Book 1 of Exploring World History from Notgrass for this, however it covers more than ancient history. I think it ends up in the late Middle Ages, so that might be too much for you. I really like the text, although my kids so far have found it kind of boring (that may be because I am interested in ancient history and they are not).
Mystery of History Volume 1 would be interesting, but the lessons are pretty short and I would hesitate to use it for high school, even though there are good suggestions for older students in the activities. I would feel like I had to do all the activities to make it worthy.
Another option you might look at is The World’s Story from Master Books. They have a one-volume ancients book and it looks pretty good (I own it but haven’t used it). It would be perfect for independent reading because, in my opinion, it’s a little long to read aloud to younger kids. The grade level on it is grades 5-8 but I think you could definitely stretch it. It’s not juvenile at all, from what I can tell.
I’m looking forward to hearing other ideas you might get. I still haven’t found “the one”. 🙂sarah2106Participant
Beautiful Feet has an ancient history for highschool. Might be a place to start looking for ideas.
Thank you both.
BF is just about to finish revising their high school ancient history program. I am waiting to hear what they choose to replace Streams of Civilization.
Erin, we always think a lot alike.😊Wings2flyParticipant
We are liking Diana Waring history, Ancient Civilizations and the Bible. There is a mix of audio, text, living books, research, hands-on projects, writing assignments, timeline, and maps. We use it with CM methods.
Looking at the Memoria Press version of the Dorothy Mills books. Anyone have experience with those? How do they compare in reading level to the Guerber books SCM recommends?
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