This is our first year doing an in depth Ancient History study as in the past (no pun intened) we've kind of just scratched the surface. The kids and I are really excited with our initial exploration and I love all the books suggested in Levels 1A & 2 of the Mater Amabilis curriculum. We've also found many others to go along as well.
So far we've visited pyramids and devoured a great story by Geraldine McCaughrean of Ancient Egypt and we're working through Elizabeth Payne's "The Pharaoh's of Ancient Egypt." (So far, the kids think this one is a bit dry) but we're spicing it up a bit with other books like:
and this fun activity kit: Catherine Nichols, Ancient Egyptian Secrets Revealed: "Go On A Dig" , and we're also awaiting this lovely building set for some great Pyramid architectural discoveries! Who knew Ancient History could be so fun!
(After we tackle Ancient Egypt we'll be moving on to Ancient Greece and Rome! We've already started a bit with Ancient Greece with our Science Studies!)
Our British History studies have also gotten off to a smashing good start with the beginning of our current read aloud: Our Island Story, by H. E. Marshall. It is a delighful read aloud and nothing like a dry history text at all! We're going to sprinkle in another Geraldine McCaughrean book to supplement (not that it needs any) with Britannia! It's 100 stories of British History combined in a beautiful text such as only Geraldine McCaughrean can write!!
This too will be a joy and a nice compliment to our Ancient studies!