Saturday, August 15, 2009

History Planning for The Story of the World Volume 1

With the major help of this SOTW unit, this SOTW sheet, and and all this SOTW info. I have planned our History for the coming school year.

Obviously, we are using The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child; Volume 1: Ancient Times. I ordered the CD's but wanted to plan the activities myself. Seemed like a good plan until I realized I am a COMPLETE moron when it comes to anything having to do with History and Geography. Thankfully I found some amazing resources that pointed me in the right directions. I planned one activity to do with each of the 42 chapters. It took FOREVER but I am happy to share...hopefully it won't take as long to post and edit Html's! (Sorry, I got lazy and tired! I may go back and edit later but for now...HUGE LINKS!)

Story of the World Volume 1
Misc.~ coloring pages Egypt Rome Greece Christian
Other Countries
Some of The Story of the World text here!
Ch. 1 - The Earliest People

Activity - Cave Painting http://familyfun.go.com/arts-and-crafts/drawpaint/feature/famf97masterpiece/famf97masterpiece3.html

Ch. 2 - Egyptians Lived on the Nile River

Activity - http://http//www.amazon.com/Were-Sailing-Down-Travel-World/dp/1846860407

Ch. 3 - The First Writing

Activity - Hieroglyphs www.kidzone.ws/cultures/egypt/hieroglyph.htm

Ch. 4 -The Old Kingdom of Egypt

Activity - http://www.dltk-kids.com/world/egypt/paper_pyramid_craft.htm

Ch. 5 - The First Sumerian Dictator

Activity - Make a Sumerian seal (name writing clay mold) examples

Ch. 6 - The Jewish People

Activity - Make Josephs coat from old shirt and paint

Ch. 7 -Hammurabi and the Babylonians

Activity - Create own laws (rules)!

Ch. 8 - The Assyrians

Activity - Fairy Tales http://www.abcteach.com/free/f/fairy_tale_words.pdf

Ch. 9 - The First Cities of India

Activity - visit http://www.mohenjodaro.net/

Ch. 10 - The Far East: Ancient China

Activity - make a Ming Bowl http://www.dltk-holidays.com/china/m-pottery.htm

Ch. 11- Ancient Africa

Activity - make a Paper bead necklace http://www.helium.com/items/352572-kids-crafts-how-to-make-paper-beads

Ch. 12 - The Middle Kingdom of Egypt

Activity - check out http://www.atozkidsstuff.com/egypt.html

Ch. 13 - The New Kingdom of Egypt

Activity - http://www.kingtutone.com/kids/color/

Ch. 14 - The Israelites Leave Egypt

Activity - http://www.sundayschoolkids.com/activities/1-baby-moses-basket-instru.htm & http://www.makingfriends.com/biblecrafts/redsea.htm

Ch. 15 - The Phoenicians

Activity - http://www.dltk-bible.com/crafts/mboat.htm

Ch. 16 - The Return of Assyria

Activity - Library field trip (first library created)

Ch. 17 - Babylon Takes Over Again!

Activity - Horrock's (local greenhouse) for hanging plant

Ch. 18 - Life in Early Crete

Activity - Volcano http://funmajors.blogspot.com/2008/06/v-is-for-volcano.html

Ch. 19 - The Early Greeks

Activity - http://www.dltk-holidays.com/halloween/mshield.htm

Ch. 20 - Greece Gets Civilized Again

Activity - http://www.dltk-kids.com/world/greece/index.htm

Ch. 21 - The Medes and the Persians

Activity - HELP>>>Any suggestions????

Ch. 22 - Sparta and Athens

Activity - http://www.dltk-kids.com/world/greece/m-pottery.htm

Ch. 23 - The Greek Gods

Activity - http://www.dltk-kids.com/world/greece/index.htm

Ch. 24 - The Wars of the Greeks

Activity - http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/The_Parthenon.html

Ch. 25 - Alexander the Great

Activity - http://vintagechica.typepad.com/the_life_and_times_of_thi/2009/01/how-to-make-an-easy-stick-horse.html

Ch. 26 - The People of the Americas

Activity - http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/paperplate/sun/

Ch. 27 - The Rise of Rome

Activity - http://library.thinkquest.org/CR0210200/ancient_rome/roman_site_map.htm

Ch. 28 - The Roman Empire

Activity - http://www.historyforkids.org/crafts/rome/arch.htm

Ch. 29 - Rome's War With Carthage

Activity - http://4crazykings.blogspot.com/2009/02/what-to-do-with-your-childs-art-work.html or http://www.busybeekidscrafts.com/Hand-Print-Elephant.html

Ch. 30 - The Aryans of India

Activity - http://wondertime.go.com/create-and-play/crafts/rakhi-bracelet.html

Ch. 31 - The Mauryan Empire of India

Activity - http://www.jatakkatha.com/index.htm

Ch. 32 - China: Writing and the Qin

Activity - http://www.free-chinese-names.com/chinese_names.htm paint name

Ch. 33 - Confucius

Activity - tangrams http://mathforum.org/trscavo/tangrams/construct.html

Ch. 34 - The Rise of Julius Caesar

Activity - http://www.freekidscrafts.com/crown_of_olive_leaves-e446.html

Ch. 35 - Caesar the Hero

Activity - Roman Numerals http://www.montessorimaterials.org/math1.html

Ch. 36 - The First Roman Prince

Activity - Toga toga toga http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Toga-out-of-a-Bedsheet

Ch. 37 - The Beginning of Christianity

Activity - Mosaic cross necklace w/ foam. e.g. http://www.religiouscrafts.co.uk/proddetail.asp?prod=48/2092

Ch. 38 - The End of the Ancient Jewish Nation

Activity - http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/hanukkah/dreidel/template.shtml

Ch. 39 - Rome and the Christians

Activity - discuss http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catacombs_of_Rome

Ch. 40 - Rome Begins to Weaken

Activity - http://www.geocities.com/shadowoftheeagle_2000/images/celtic_border.jpg

Ch. 41 - The Attacking Barbarians

Activity - http://familyfun.go.com/games/indoor-outdoor-games/game/ff0306-roman-ball/ & http://www.schoolsliaison.org.uk/kids/siteactivities/romandress.pdf

Ch. 42 - The End of Rome

Activity - "gifts" of Rome Collage using http://us.dk.com/static/cs/us/11/clipart/rome/book_ancientrome.html

We plan to do one chapter a week! We realistically will not get to every activity. Especially since we are also planning to do Science and Geography. Not to mention our regular activities. Oh yeah...and his school!

9 comments:

Melissa said...

Wow!!! What a wonderful resource! Thanks :) Will you be posting your plans for science and geography, too??? Pretty please :)

Shannon said...

Melissa,

Most likely! The main geography plans are just to finish my continent boxes but I have a few other things up my sleeve as well...so sure!

Melissa said...

Did you buy the book, too, or just the cds? Also, are you using the activity book? I'm very intrigued by this, but I think O is too young. Maybe next year, but I love to plan ahead :)

Shannon said...

Melissa,

I just got the CD's because I wanted to plan our own activities and also Josh likes to listen to books on CD. I plan to have him do a coloring page, painting, clay or other quiet activity while we listen. Then we will do our planned activity later or even on Sunday night...our family art night.

Koko's mama said...

I second the wow. How exciting! I wonder if Koko will be ready for something like this next year. I am so thankful that Josh is older than Koko and that you pave the way to make it easier for me to teach these things in the future :)

~Alex said...

Wow, that looks awesome. Wish I could do that with Eli.
I'm not familiar with the kinds of activities you're looking for so this is a stab in the dark. For Persia, maybe you could do a clay model of Persepolis? It's a UNESCO world heritage site dating to around that era. Also if you do it in March you can do something incorporating the holiday of Naurooz (various spellings), which is Zoroastrian in origin (dating to that era, pre-Islamic) but still celebrated in Persian countries (Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan) on 21 March (spring equinox). They serve a special feast of symbolic foods for the renewal of life in the spring (some parallels to the pagan Easter traditions).

Shannon said...

Alex, I completely forget that we have an expert in the family!

When we get closer I will probably need to pick your brain.

Oh and you could get the CD set which is about $25 and just have Eli listen to them at bedtime or whenever. Any extra history would be better than the history they generally get in school! Presented this way it is sort of like listening to the books on CD that kids love so much! Josh included.

Anonymous said...

A lot of these activities are the same ones that are in the book.

Shannon said...

Anonymous,
Thank you for the info. I actually do not have the book, only the CDs. I planned this by searching google using keywords.

Also, please use your name when posting. It is difficult to be friends and have real discussions with out honesty.