Focus: What is needed to build a civilization? Going back to the ancient Middle East, students explore Mesopotamia and Egypt and learn about the importance of rivers, farming, writing, laws, art, and religious beliefs. A third section introduces the development of three major world religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) to provide students with a basic vocabulary for understanding many events and ideas in history throughout their studies in later grades.
Number of Lessons: 16
Lesson Time: 60 minutes each. Each lesson may be divided into shorter segments.
Individual Resources: Read Aloud Anthology, Flip Book, Image Cards, Read Aloud Supplemental Guide