Ancient History Curriculum & Schedule

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Ancient History Early Civilizations



1st Quarter


Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5


Mystery of History Volume 1

Lesson 10

Lesson 11

Lesson 12


MOH Timeline Figures

Somewhere in Time

STORY OF THE WORLD & Other History

Story of the World

Chapter 4 The Old Kingdom of Egypt:
Making Mummies
2550 B.C.

Making Pyramids
2550 B.C.

Online quiz

Chapter 18 Life in Early Crete:
Bull Jumpers and Sailors
2200-1450 B.C.

King Minos and the Minotaur
The Mysterious End of the Minoans
2200-1450 B.C.

Online quiz

Story of the World activity book

p. 19 Review / narration

Map work
Chicken mummy project or alternative apple mummy project

p. 60 Review / narration

Map work

Make a Lego labyrinth

Usborne World History

p. 122-123 The monument builders

p. 116-117 Mummies and pyramids

p. 136-137 Temples and Gods

p. 124-125 Palaces and Legends

p. 126-127 Life on Crete


Adam and his kin

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19 (End!)

The Golden Bull

Put cover in your timeline 2600 B.C.
Chapter 1-3

Chapter 4-6

Chapter 7-9

Chapter 10-12

Chapter 13-15


Mummies made in egypt

Choose one day to read.

Magic and the Mummy

The House of Death
*Note – We actually read this in one day and I did it as a read-aloud so I could discuss some character trait issues.

Fate of the Pharaoh

The First Mummy

Cruel for Cats

The Magic Cat, Afterword (End!)

Diary of an Egyptian Quest


Usborne World History

p. 18-19 Tombs and life after death

p. 60-61 Monument builders

p. 20-21 Building the pyramids


p. 24-25 A great island civilization (Crete)

p. 26-27 Life on Crete




Choose any book:

Mrs. Frizzle's Adventures in Ancient Egypt


History Pockets Ancient Egypt

Pocket 4 Religion
Temples (read and color)
A menagerie of gods flip book
Where’s my mummy? Mummy layers book
Inside a tomb (cut & paste)



Lift the Lid on Mummies 

Lift the Lid on Mummies Kit

(Explore over the course of the week.)

Famousp. 17 Khufu

draw Great Pyramid of Khafre

Minoan Map

Great Pyramid of Khufu paper model

Listen: The Minotaur


Nova: Secrets of Lost Empires II: Pharaoh's Obelisk

Into the Great Pyramid

Ancient Apocalypse The Mystery of the Minoans

PBS Secrets of the Dead: Sinking Atlantis

Egyptian Pharaohs



Egyptian Tomb Adventure
Interactive make a mummy (cool!)
The Mummy Maker Interactive game



Prepare week 5 supplies:
Lentil stew: (this is the version I’m making…not quite ancient food, but that’s O.K. J) 1 lb dry lentils, bay leaf, garlic, dry mustard, cinnamon, ground cloves, ginger, nutmeg, 8 oz Polish sausage, thyme, 2 onions, 2 c tomato juice, 1 15 oz can tomato sauce, molasses, BBQ sauce
Coat of many colors cupcakes: vanilla cake mix, cupcake papers, food coloring, frosting (optional)
SOTW: air drying clay
Shirt of many colors: T-shirt, sharpie pens, alcohol, squeeze bottle (or dropper)



Guesthollow store


Link to Guest Hollow