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Ancient China, Ancient Rome, Early Christianity, and the Celts Study

chinaMy boys are studying part of the ancient world this school year.  The past couple of years we have focused on ancient Egypt and ancient Greece.  This year our focus will be on ancient Rome.  In Bible we are also covering the same time period.  My boys are very different learners so while they are learning the same topics I have made up separate plans for each of them.

5th Grader

He has a reading and lecture focus to suit his learning style and interests.

Ancient Misc 

Reading 

Timeline 

Sythians 

Ancient World pg 58-59 

Japanese 

Ancient World pg 66 

Arabs 

Ancient World pg 67 

Africa 

Ancient World pg 68-69 

India 

Ancient World pg 70-71 

North America 

Ancient World pg 72-73 

South America 

Ancient World pg 74 

Central America 

Ancient World pg 75-77 

Ancient China 

Reading 

Videos 

Ancient China Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of China’s Past
The Ancient History of China. By Hollihan-Elliot
The Genus of China (read as interested)
Treasury of Chinese Folktales
Secrets of the Dead China’s Terracotta Warriors – 1 hour
Engineering an Empire Vol 2 – China 

 rome
History of Ancient Rome Lectures by Garrett Fagan 

Readings 

Videos 

1.     Introduction 

2.     The Sources 

3.     Pre-Roman Italy and the Etruscans 

4.     The Foundation of Rome 

5.     The Kings of Rome 

6.     Regal Society 

7.     The Beginnings of the Republic 

8.     The Struggle of the Orders 

9.     Roman Expansion in Italy 

10.   The Roman Confederation in Italy 

11.   The International Scene on the Eve of Roman Expansion 

12.   Carthage and the First Punic War 

13.   The Second Punic (or Hannibalic) War 

14.   Rome in the Eastern Mediterranean 

15.   Explaining the Rise of the Roman Empire 

16.   “The Captured Conqueror”—Rome and Hellenism 

17.   Governing the Roman Republic, Part I—Senate and Magistrates 

18.   Governing the Roman Republic, Part II—Popular Assemblies and Provincial Administration 

19.   The Pressures of Empire 

20.   The Gracchi Brothers 

21.   Marius and Sulla 

22.   “The Royal Rule of Sulla” 

23.   Sulla’s Reforms Undone 

24.   Pompey and Crassus 

25.   The First Triumvirate 

26.   Pompey and Caesar 

27.   “The Domination of Caesar” 

28.   Social and Cultural Life in the Late Republic 

29.   Antony and Octavian 

30.   The Second Triumvirate 

31.   Octavian Emerges Supreme 

32.   The New Order of Augustus 

33.   The Imperial Succession 

34.   The Julio-Claudian Dynasty 

35.   The Emperor in the Roman World 

36.   The Third-Century Crisis 

37.   The Shape of Roman Society 

38.   Roman Slavery 

39.   The Family 

40.   Women in Roman Society 

41.   An Empire of Cities 

42.   Public Entertainment, Part I—The Roman Baths and Chariot Racing 

43.   Public Entertainment, Part II—Gladiatorial Games 

44.   Roman Paganism 

45.   The Rise of Christianity 

46.   The Restoration of Order 

47.   Constantine and the Late Empire 

48.   Thoughts on the “Fall” of the Roman Empire 

·         Aeneid –(founding of Rome)
·         Shakespeare Stories II – Julius Caesar pg 37-66, Antony and Cleopatra pg 67-100, and Cymeline pg 165-198
·         Caesar – The Gallic War
·         Genealogy project
  • ·         Venissa Julia
  • ·         King Arviragus
  • ·         Complete family group sheets for Julius Caesar, Mark Antony, and Brutus.  Plus 2 others. 
  • ·         Complete pedigree charts.  On family group sheets list all info and write a 2 paragraph summary about research with sources cited.
·         City – Macaulay
·         The Bronze Bow
·         The Robe
·         Ben Hur
·         Josephus – The War of the Jews
·         Detectives in Togas
·         The Eagle of the Ninth
·         Eusebius – The History of the Church
·         The Lantern Bearers
·         The Silver Branch
·         The Story of Science – Aristotle Leads the Way
Time Team Unearthing the Roman Invasion – 2 episodes
Decisive Battles of the Ancient World
·         216 BC Cannae (Hannibal) DB
·         70 BC Spartacus DB
·         Spartucus – Kirk Douglas
·         53 BC Crassus Rich Man, Poor Man
Time Team Unearthing the Roman Invasion 2 episodes
Julius Caesar’s Rome *** (15:20-15:40 hide visual)
·         27 BC Birth of the Roman Empire
·         9AD Herman the German
Time Team Unearthing the Roman Invasion 2 episodes
The Robe
Ben Hur
Time Team Unearthing the Roman Invasion 2 episodes
Apostle Paul and the Earliest Churches DVD
·         50 AD Hail Caesar (Caesar/Pompey)
·         60 AD Boudicca, Warrior Queen
The Last Day of Pompeii
Time Team Unearthing the Roman Invasion 2 episodes
Colosseum:  A Gladiator’s Story
The Story of Perpetua http://www.youtube.com /watch?v=IeDKqbf9jog
·         410 AD Gothic Invasion of Rome
Time Team Unearthing the Roman Invasion
 celts
Ancient Celts 

Reading 

Videos 

·         The Ancient Celts by Calvert
·         The Celtic Art Source Book –  copy and color Celtic design
·         Genealogy
o   Niadh O Halill child of Cu Corb Mac Mogha
o   Complete family group sheets for 1 family.
o   Use pedigree charts.  On family group sheet list all info and write a paragraph summary about research with sources cited.
The Celts A Journey Back in Time 50 min
Ancient Warriors The Celts – about 20 min

3rd grader

This year he will have a project-based approach to history.  I will give him books to read and then he will use his imagination and creativity to develop projects on the topics.
Ancient Misc

 

Reading

 

 

Timeline

 

 

Sythians

 

 

Ancient World pg 58-59

 

 

Japanese

 

 

Ancient World pg 66

 

 

Arabs

 

 

Ancient World pg 67

 

 

Africa

 

 

Ancient World pg 68-69

 

 

India

 

 

Ancient World pg 70-71

 

 

North America

 

 

Ancient World pg 72-73

 

 

South America

 

 

Ancient World pg 74

 

 

Central America

 

 

Ancient World pg 75-77

 

Ancient China

 

Reading

 

Project

 

 

Videos

 

 

·         You are in Ancient China

 

·         Adventures in Ancient China
·         Tales of the Dead Ancient China
·         If I Were a Kid in Ancient China
·         Life in Ancient China
·         What Did the Ancient Chinese Do for Me?
·         The History and Activities of Ancient China
·         What the Rat Told Me:  a legend of the Chinese Zodiac
·         Lord of the Cranes:  a Chinese Tale
·         The Master Swordsman and the Magic Doorway
·         The Sons of the Dragon King
·         Rabbit’s Gift – Shannon
·         Mouse Match – Young
·         Ten Suns by Kimmel
·         The Donkey and the Rock
·         The Cat’s Tale – Orgel

 

·         Secrets of the Dead China’s Terracotta Warriors – 1 hour
·         Engineering an Empire Vol 2 – China 

Ancient Rome Readings 

Projects 

Videos 

·         The Best Book of Ancient Rome
·         Ancient Rome An Interactive History Adventure
·         Passport to the Past  The Roman Empire
·         A Roman Fort
·         You Wouldn’t Want to Live in Pompeii
·         If I Were a Kid in Ancient Rome
·         Hands-on-History Romans by MacDonald
·         DK Eye Wonder Ancient Rome
·         What Do We Know about the Ancient Romans? Corbishley
·         The Roman News
·         Detectives in Togas
·         Science in Ancient Rome
·         Rome Antics – Macaulay
·         City – Macaulay
·         Stories from Ancient Civilizations Rome
·         Hail Ancient Romans
·         A Visitor’s Guide to Ancient Rome
·         The Colosseum
·         Agrippina by Bridges
·         Usborne Romans
·         See Through History Ancient Rome
Genealogy – Venissa Julia
Time Team Unearthing the Roman Invasion – 2 episodes
Decisive Battles of the Ancient World
·         216 BC Cannae (Hannibal) DB
·         70 BC Spartacus DB
·         Spartucus – Kirk Douglas
·         53 BC Crassus Rich Man, Poor Man
Time Team Unearthing the Roman Invasion 2 episodes
Julius Caesar’s Rome *** (15:20-15:40 hide visual)
·         27 BC Birth of the Roman Empire
·         9AD Herman the German
Time Team Unearthing the Roman Invasion 2 episodes
The Robe
Ben Hur
Time Team Unearthing the Roman Invasion 2 episodes
Apostle Paul and the Earliest Churches DVD
·         50 AD Hail Caesar (Caesar/Pompey)
·         60 AD Boudicca, Warrior Queen
The Last Day of Pompeii
Time Team Unearthing the Roman Invasion 2 episodes
Colosseum:  A Gladiator’s Story
The Story of Perpetua http://www.youtube.com /watch?v=IeDKqbf9jog
·         410 AD Gothic Invasion of Rome
Time Team Unearthing the Roman Invasion
Ancient Celts Books 

Projects 

Videos 

·         Everyday Life of the Ancient Celts by Grant
·         Step into The Celtic World
·         The Celtic Art Source Book – copy and color Celtic design
·         Life of the Ancient Celts
·         Find out about the Celts
Niadh O Halill child of Cu Corb Mac Mogha  geneaology
·         The Celts A Journey Back in Time 50 min
·         Ancient Warriors The Celts – about 20 min

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