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Ancient History

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This course introduces the student to the history of the earliest civilizations through the Roman world of Jesus’ time. Students will study the great river civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, India and China; the Old Testament civilizations of Canaan, Assyria, Babylon, Phoenicia, Philistia, and Ugarit; the city-states of Greece and the spread of Hellenic culture; and the rise and fall of the Roman Empire. The course will provide an understanding of the world in which Israel was formed and rose to power, the world in which Jesus lived and taught, and the world of the early Church. The text for the class is Susan Wise Bauer’s The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome. The course also uses the Bible as a historical source study, to place the people and events of the Old Testament into broader historical perspective.

Notes and Requirements
Grade Levels*:
7, 8
(* Determined by Date of Birth and declared Grad Year. Enrollment outside these grade levels requires written concurrence from TPS Support.)
Reviews from Students and Parents

“Approachable and fun course!”

Esther K

“Great course full of fascinating information about ancient empires, people, discoveries, battles, and more! I learned so much while taking this course, and the teacher was great too!”

Claire P

“This class has not only provided me with a better understanding of ancient history, but has broadened my way of thinking and of viewing the world through a fun and interesting process. I would recommend this class to others because it not only captures the beauty of this history, but also gives us an understanding of life in that time period.”

Emma W