The story of mankind, history, integrates the entire curriculum. The unifying theme for First Grade is the Ancient World. The students’ reading, writing, math, art and music are drawn from the stories and cultures of Ancient Egypt, Greece, China, Rome and India. Thus, a First Grade student may hear stories from the Ancient cultures; read, listen to and write sentences from tales taken from Ancient mythologies and literature; play-act, draw and sculpt from stories taken from the Ancients; and build architectural models based on the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
The unifying theme for Second Grade is the Middle Ages, Third Grade is Early Modern Times and Fourth Grade is Late Modern Times. Our text is Susan Wise Bauer’s The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child.