Story of Ancient Times

Course Description


Full-year course. Making use of The Story of the World, Volume 1 along with The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia and numerous instructor-assigned supplemental materials, this class studies ancient times at a logic-stage level. Students will make use of primary sources, time lines, and outlines to learn about the ancient world, from the earliest records to the last Roman emperor.

Example Syllabus (Download the PDF)

Required Texts:

  • Bauer, Susan Wise. The Story of the World, Vol. 1: Ancient Times, rev. ed. Charles City, Va.: Well-Trained Mind Press, 2006. Available through Well-Trained Mind Press.
  • The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, 3rd ed. New York: Kingfisher, 2012. ISBN 9780753468753
  • Internet access to the Internet History Sourcebook at Fordham:

Class meets once per week for 50-55 minutes.

Class cap: 20 students.

Designed for grades 5-7.