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Discovering the Ancient World
High School

Beginning of recorded history — 500 B.C.

Study the ancient civilizations:

Sumer
Indus Valley
Egyptian
Phoenicia

Minoan
Shang
Chou
Hittite

Arayn
Babylonian
Mycanae
Olmec

Nubian
Hebrew
Greece
Assyria

Etruscan
Neo-Babylonian
Scythian

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Experience each civilization through their—
  • Art and how it is made
  • Music and instruments of each civilization
  • Architecture– the Ark, Çatal Hüyük, Ziggurats, Pyramids, the city of Mahenjo-Daro, Solomon’s Temple, Palace of Knossos, Bridge over the Euphrates, Palace at Nineveh – and so much more
  • Drama & Sports
  • Literature (all excerpts included)

Creation and Flood Stories, Ra and Sekhmet, The Yellow Emperor, Manu and the Fish, Egyptian poetry, The Story of Sinuhe, The Iliad and the Odyssey, the Code of Hammurabi, Greek Myths, Chinese folktales, legends and hymns….just to name a few.

  • Essays, Short Stories, Poetry, Critique, Research Papers, and more
  • Compositions including all nine units of IEW TWSS 2-D**
  • Science: archaeology, silk making, printing, paper making, petroleum, cotton, irrigation, embalming, surveying, hydraulics
  • Religion: the beliefs and practices of the ancient people
  • Economics of trade and taxes
  • Eastern and Western civilizations are studied chronologically and geographically in context.
  • Study the Seven Mysteries and the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
    ** TRISMS provides assignments that guide students through the IEW curriculum by tying instruction from the program to literature assignments in TRISMS.  The TRISMS assignments can be completed without IEW, but we have found the program to be very helpful for our students.

    Our volumes reference:
    IEW TWSS set with Seminar and Practicum Workbook by Andrew Pudewa

    Since our most recent printings, IEW has provided an updated version of their curriculum.  It should not be hard to follow what is being taught in the new version, but please note that page numbers and titles on DVDs may be different in the newest version. The newest version is: Teaching Writing: Structure and Style®, Second Edition [Forever Streaming or DVD Video Seminar, Workbook, Premium Membership]IEW products can be purchased at www.excellenceinwriting.com

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