To be ignorant of the past is to remain a child. (paraphrase from an observation by Cicero ) History is one of our very favorite subjects. I’m sure you can tell by what I upload, that we enjoy it. To help you get the best use of this page as it grows, we want to explain how it is developed. It is divided up by area or country. As with a lot of ancient civilizations, some disappeared, others emerged. Civilizations intermarried so you can see where it might get complicated. But where possible, I like simple–so I will try to keep the topics divided up by area. Obviously the continents of Europe, Africa and Asia will hold a majority of the events taking place at this time. So I have started by adding our pages that we use as dividers in our notebook or as cover sheets on the front/back of our lapbooks. Please feel free to use them anyway you would like.
Click here for my Bible Page & for a layered book for the Days of Creation depending on where you want to start with your study of history.
Study of History
THE INDUS VALLEY – (Modern Day Pakistan)
C h i n a
Ancient China – Look at this link for Ancient Chinese inventions.
PHOENICIA – (modern day Lebanon)
Add my Glass Blowing Lapbook to enhance the study of glass.
ASSYRIA – (modern day Iraq or northern part of Mesopotamia)
At Nahum 2:11, the Bible calls Assyria’s capital Nineveh, the “lair of the lion”.
King-Nebuchadnezzars-Dream.pdf (1285 downloads) Hanging-Gardens.pdf (1258 downloads)
To tie in the Hanging Gardens add 7 Ancient Wonders of the World minibook from my Ancient Greece Lapbook
Tower-of-Babel-notebook-page.pdf (1113 downloads) Layout-1-Ancient-Babylon.pdf (1048 downloads)
(Please note: For this section as is the same for most of my units, I have more than enough printables to make one or more lapbooks.
Here is our lapbook: Famous Pharaohs and Queens of Egypt. There are more printables for another unit below this lapbook.
Picture of Layout for Famous Pharaohs and Queens
Covers/Coloring Pages/Decorating Pieces
(Note: This download includes three minibooks, Queen Nefertiti, Queen Cleopatra VII and Hatshepsut. It also includes the label or caption shown above Nefertiti to glue to your page or flap.
Too, you can write your own facts or use the facts given in this download also that look like the picture below. Glue the facts given inside your minibook.
Note: The picture below is for the facts glued inside the Famous Pharaohs mini books, but the facts for inside the mini books for Queens looks the same.
(Note: This download includes three minibooks, Menes, King Tutankhamen and Ramses II. It also includes the label or caption shown above Menes to glue to your page or flap. Too, you can write your own facts or use the facts given in this download that look like the picture above Mene.
Crook/Flail Atef Hedjet/Deshret
Egypt-Symbols-of-Power.pdf (2521 downloads)
4 minibooks in this download pictured above. The Crook/Flail, Atef, Hedjet/Deshret, Sphinx and the caption “Symbols Of Power” are in this download.
Egyptian-Life.pdf (2133 downloads) 5 mini match books. Cut out as one unit or use individually as you need them.
King-Tut-book.pdf (1579 downloads)
Hatshepsut Fact Card, two choices here: Hatshepsut-Fact-Card-lines.pdf (1290 downloads) Hatshepsut-Fact-Card-no-lines.pdf (1047 downloads)
Animals of Africa. Thank you to St Aidens Homeschool in South Africa!
Geography/Culture/Home/Tribe of Africa Notebook Pages
Thank you St Aidens Homeschool!
African-Countries-blank-outline-maps54.pdf (1140 downloads) African-maps.pdf (990 downloads) huts-homes.pdf (917 downloads)
Although this book, Famous Figures of Ancient Times by Cathy Diez-Luckie is not free, it certainly is worth the investment if your children learn well by hands on activities.
The book has ancient history figures or paper dolls that move and compliment the study of Ancient Civilizations and we are thrilled to use it in our study of Ancient Civilizations. Here is a picture and download of Narmer of Ancient Egypt for you to sample. (By permission of Cathy Diez-Luckie). Copyright Figures In Motion. Here is the link to her site, Figures in Motion.
Because Greece was such a big unit, I have now devoted a whole page here on our site to this one Ancient Civilization.
Important: Please note that I am sensitive to each homeschooling family’s right to teach about the mythical gods or not. This unit does include the gods that influenced the Romans which of course were the ones they adopted from the Greeks.
In my very humble opinion I feel that the gods played an important part of the Romans everyday life and it enriches our learning to understand their view of them, but not necessarily study their gods. In addition, I have been very careful not to include pictures of nudity. We know in history and art this has always been around but since our children use this site too, I prefer you as the parent judge whether you want your child to view that in the name of history or art. Since I prefer my sons to not view them, nudity among the gods is not used and/or won’t be used in any of my units. I have tried very tastefully to choose appropriate images.
Rome Lapbook Layout picture. This is a letter size folder to help you in placement of the mini books.
Left flap Middle Right flap
Who-is-who-among-gods.pdf (2192 downloads)
We focused on learning/understanding the chief gods of the Greek which were essentially the same chief gods of the Romans. The fact cards ask for their Roman and Greek name. And of course an answer key is provided
Note these three mini books can be filled in by your child or you can use the information we provide. Both options come in this one download.
Notebook and/or Decoration pages
Rome-Layout-2.pdf (1503 downloads)
( For Decorating)
Rome-Layout-4.pdf (1186 downloads)
On Rome Fashion On Brennus of Celtics invading Rome
(Notebook Page)On Carthaginian Fighters On Hannibal and Crossing the Alps