History Odyssey: Ancients (Level 2)
From first civilizations to the Fall of Rome, Ancients level two is a complete one-year curriculum guide that combines history with literature, world geography, and writing activities. This comprehensive course covers the successes and failures of Ancient civilizations from all parts of the world such as the Egyptians, the Greeks, the Romans, the Mayans, the Hittites, the Persians, the Mesopotamians, and many others.
Ancients level two is a student guide that provides step by step lessons to teach world history from 6000 BCE to 500 CE. Level 2 History Odyssey guides are written to be used independently by students with the parent/teacher assisting when necessary with lessons and assessing the student’s completed work. Ancients level two does not require an answer key due to the subjectivity of the assignments that encourage critical thinking (i.e. there is rarely any one correct answer). Answer keys to map work are found in the main spine (The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia).
Literature and writing instructions and assignments found in the course include two-level outlining of history readings and writing paragraph summaries.
Critical thinking with history studies found in this course include identifying connections and cause/effect relationships, timeline analysis, and identifying connections between geography and history through map work.