The Story of the World Volume 1: Ancient Times by Susan Wise Bauer

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The Story of the World Activity Book One: Ancient Times by Susan Wise Bauer

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Sketchbook  14x17
Can be any size you'd prefer, but most projects will be 9x12 and may not fit in a smaller sketchbook.

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Art Supply Box:


We are looking into the best option! Check back soon to see what we recommend. 


History of the World Map by Map


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Fine Arts

Ancient Civilizations The Illustrated Guide to Belief, Mythology, and Art General Editor: Professor Greg Woolf

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Recommended Reading

Personal materials to bring to class each day:

  • Pencils with erasers
  • Colored pencils or pens
  • A science notebook with at least 60 pages for the year (30 per semester). You may use a composition notebook or a blank sketchbook. My personal preference is a sketchbook with blank pages for older students, and pages that are half blank and half lined for younger students.
  • Ruler
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors (type should be age appropriate)

*If you prefer, these materials can be stored in our science classroom during the week in a bag labeled with your child’s name. 


If you’d like to supplement at home with additional activities and worksheets, there are many options out there. I like the simplicity of Elemental Science Grammar Stage (Grades 1-4) and Elemental Science Logic Stage (Grades 5-8). Other great options are R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey Earth & Space, or Earth & Environment, or Astronomy. If you prefer a text that reads more like literature, check out Sassafras Science (they have Earth Science, Geology, and Astronomy materials). I will be utilizing all of the above periodically in class.

View the 2020-2021 Science Syllabus HERE.


More Resources For Any Age (optional):

Ancient Science: 40 Time-Traveling, World-Exploring, History-Making Activities for Kids by Jim Weiss

Archimedes and the Door to Science by Jeanne Bendick

Science Year by Year: A Visual History, From Stone Tools to Space Travel by DK and Smithsonian

Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World by Julia Rothman (her other books are wonderful too!)

The Way Science Works by DK Publishing

The Usborne Science Encyclopedia

The Usborne Complete Book of the Human Body

DKfindout! Science

History of Science Timeline by Rea Berg (bfbooks.com)


More Resources For 5th Grade & Up (optional):

The Story of Science: Aristotle Leads the Way by Joy Hakim

Student’s Quest Guide: Aristotle Leads the Way by Johns Hopkins University

Timelines of Science: The Ultimate Visual Guide to the Discoveries That Shaped the World by DK and Smithsonian