Rise of Nations and Discovering the Ancient World
High School level or advance middle school student
Discovering the Ancient World
Time frame: Beginning of recorded history — 500 B.C.
Integrated history- and literature-based curriculum for eighth grade and up. Readings are taken from source documents: excerpts from ancient myths of a variety of civilizations, Egyptian and Chinese writings, the Epic of Gilgamesh, the Code of Hammurabi, Iliad and Odyssey. Writing assignments draw on skills as taught by the Institute for Excellence in Writing. Questionnaires help the student distill facts in concise form. Students learn how to research and present their findings in oral reports. Map and timeline work establish context. Quizzes and tests gauge retention.
Rise of Nations
Time frame: 1440 to 1860 The Renaissance, Reformation & Enlightenment High School
Integrated, research based, non-textbook curriculum. Its scope includes 18 units and 16 regions. The focus of the course is Humanities and History. Students study the art, music, architecture, and literature of the rising nations. This is a multi-cultural approach to literature and composition using the actual writing from the cultures and IEW. The eastern and western worlds are studied chronologically and geographically, revealing to the student the rise of nations.
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