Step 2 - History 8 - Important Civilizations 2 - Greece, Rome, France & Spain

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Step 2 - History 8 - Important Civilizations 2 - Greece, Rome, France & Spain

  • Develops literacy, vocabulary!
  • Introduces & explores key historical civilizations & events!
  • Fun, hands-on activities!
  • Develops critical thinking skills!
  • Works well for any-aged student developing literacy!
  • Lesson plans are complete and ready to use!  Start now!

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The second course in year two History for Step 2, students ages 7-8, and for students of any age who are developing literacy, this course covers four important civilizations; Ancient Greece and the start of western civilization; Ancient Rome, the longest-lived and most powerful of all western civilizations; France, the height of art and royal power; and Spain, an empire that discovered the Americas.

The young student is introduced to each civilization, along with its art and political ideas.  Vocabulary is expanded, and writing skills are challenged by exercises in every lesson plan.  Reading skills is constantly worked as well.  The student is asked in every lesson to think for him or herself, and to decide what about each of these civilizations they appreciate or disagree with.  The student again meets great conquerors - Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar and Napoleon Bonaparte, as each builds an empire.  Many photos and links to the Internet are provided to give the student an educational experience.  20 lesson plans, about 7 weeks of study.

Subjects covered in this course include:

  • The land of Greece
  • Greece and Troy, the Trojan War
  • Athen's Golden Age
  • Greek Democracy
  • Greek Theater
  • Democritus and Atomic Theory
  • Thales, the first scientist
  • Hippocrites, the first doctor
  • Archimedes, Pythagoras and math
  • Socrates
  • Plato
  • Aristotle
  • Alexander The Great
  • The Land of Rome
  • The Roman Republic
  • Julius Caesar
  • Augusts Caesar
  • The Fall of Rome
  • Rome and Christianity
  • The land of France
  • Joan D'Arc
  • The French Empire
  • Louis XIV, the Absolute King
  • Versailles
  • The French Revolution
  • The execution of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette
  • Napoleon
  • Great French Impressionist Painters Monet, Renoir, Degas, Van Gogh
  • The land of Spain
  • The Spanish Empire
  • Christopher Columbus discovers the New World
  • The Spanish Armada
  • Spanish Artists
  • Cervantes
  • Valazquez
  • Picasso
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