3500 BC – 150 BC

Egyptian Pyramids, Jewish Nation, Ancient Greece, Great Wall of China, Stonehenge

Amazing architectural

What will your child learn from studying ancient civilizations in 3rd and 9th grade? These civilizations set the foundation to modern times. Our languages, laws, political systems, architecture, and city layouts all began to develop during this time period. Studying and travelling to these sights provides wonderful perspective for students and concrete answers to the benefits of learning.

Consider travelling along the Jewish Exodus route from Egypt to Israel. This period is shaped by the written word becoming common, the understanding of mathematics and its influence on building, the early development of chemistry and its role in enabling construction and warfare. Have your child try writing on papyrus. Explore the types of ships of the day, the junk in China versus the galley in the Mediterranean. Visit the world Alexander the Great conquered and see his impact 2,000 years later. Closer to home, visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art and see the Temple of Dendur, built in 10 BC along the Nile but moved to New York in 1978. The British Museum in London and the Louvre Museum in Paris also have impressive Egyptian wings full of antiquities obtained during the various periods these two countries controlled Egypt. Consider visiting cities mentioned in the Bible: Jerusalem, Nazareth, Bethlehem, Antioch, Ephesus, Rome, just to name a few.

Many children (and adults!) are surprised to learn that so many of our ancient wonders were being built simultaneously, thousands of miles apart from each other. Dive into some rich ancient history by exploring this astounding architecture and feats of construction. Join us as we uncover the mysteries of Stonehenge, tunnel through the Egyptian pyramids, traverse the Great Wall of China, and marvel at the stone columns and intricately carved statues of Ancient Greece.



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