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Introductory Chapter ~ Extra Activities

Videos:

These are videos that we found helpful. You should watch them before showing them to you children, of course. Please be sure they are appropriate for your family.

What is Archaeology?

A young woman describes her idea of what Archaeology is.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vj-Oq8vk3N4


A Day in the Life of an Archaeologist

This is relatively short.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdzmH3jNkU0


3D Scanning in Egypt from Konica Minolta Sensing

This video has an annoying audio track. However, the video is useful in discussing how modern day Archaeologists “Dig” for information from the past.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLIZY_YIN3w

Chapter: Introduction / What is Archaeology?

This first introductory chapter did not have any new information for my children. There were no huge revelations, except for the fact the the author tied that information together in such a way that my second grader and my fourth graders had a light-bulb moment, where they finely “got it”. They now understand the whole idea of history, and how written works, or items carelessly discarded along the roadway, could act as a sort of “letter” or message from the past!

The book, and plan usually call for you to stop between the two sections of every chapter, but the children would not allow that. They wanted more!

We also read the second half of the introductory chapter, titled: “What is Archaeology?”. Again, just perfect! They felt they new the content, they were knowledgeable about what the writer was talking about, but now they understood again, just HOW it all falls together.

This book, encourages the use of outside elements to supplement the curriculum, such as books. We have also pointed out, in our after-reading-debates, that past experiences can help us learn and understand the current thing we are leaning. For example, the children loved the TV series “Life Without People”. Now, when they read in this book, about how a house can degenerate over time, they can actually visualise this action, from the memories of watching that TV program.

Here are some YouTube clips of that program:

Welcome to our Journey!

Our homeschooling family is using Susan Bauer’s History Curriculum; Story of the World. This blog will describe our journey through this curriculum, including: links to places of interest, photos we have found, videos we have found, discussion about the curriculum.

This is NOT a site meant to replace or copy what the author has created! You still need to purchase the curriculum to follow along with us!

If you choose to purchase this curriculum please do so, using our links. This will help us maintain this site. (Not everything here is hosted for free on wordpress). Thank you and happy history hopping!

The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor, Revised Edition

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What this blog is about:

We are using Susan Bauer's "Story of the World" Book 1 Ancient Times for our History base curriculum.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
This is NOT a site meant to replace or copy what the author has created! You still need to purchase the curriculum to follow along with us! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

This blog will describe our journey through this curriculum, including: links to places of interest, photos we have found, videos we have found, discussion about the curriculum.

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