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Volume 1: Ancient Times

Read the stories of ancient times in Volume 1, which presents world history in an exciting, clear style. What terrible secret was buried in Shi Huangdi’s tomb? Did nomads like lizard stew? What happened to Anansi the Spider in the Village of the Plantains? And how did a six-year-old child become the last emperor of Rome?

The text can be used as a read aloud for elementary students or as independent reading for students in the middle grades. Pick up the Audiobook for car trips to get a break from “Baby Beluga.”

Turn it into a full-year curriculum with the accompanying Activity Book, which provides coloring pages, map exercises, review questions, curated reading lists for both fiction and nonfiction, research ideas, and fun crafts and projects (keep it simple with mock cave paintings or go all in with the mummified chicken, we’ll leave that up to you).

Parents of older students (third grade and up) can use the written tests to evaluate progress, with multiple-choice, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter.

These resources will help you spend less time prepping and more time learning and loving ancient history.