Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Evan Moor Review and Giveaway

Evan-Moor Review and Giveaway
Ancient Civilizations
Grades 1-3

I recently began teaching Batman about history so I was really happy to include Evan-Moor "Ancient Civiliations" Grades 1-3 in our studies.    I've used a number of Evan-Moor's History Pockets in the past and I've been more then satisfied.   Take a look below to see our exciting trip to Ancient Egypt.

History Pockets-Ancient Civilizations contain seven discover pockets.  One is an introduction pocket that gives an overview of all of the time periods studied.   The other six pockets focus on the food, shelter, clothing, and contributions of the different ancient worlds.  

In this book you will study:
 Ancient Mesopotamia
Ancient Egypt 
Ancient Greece
Ancient Rome
Ancient China
Ancient Aztec World

Each of the six pockets contains:
*a reproducible pocket label
*four picture dictionary words
*a fact sheet of background information
*a reproducible student information booklet with illustrations
*a postcard of a famous monument
*two puppets to show the clothing
*arts and crafts projects
*writing activities

Batman and I first read about Ancient Egypt using the fact sheet.  Using the enclosed map we were able to see exactly where the Egyptians lived.    We reviewed our four new vocabulary words and even put together a small paper pyramid.   Batman colored two puppets that showed how the Egyptian people dressed during those times.   He even made a booklet too about "Life along the Nile".   

Batman got really engrossed in the stories of Egyptian people and wanted to talk about this time period a lot.   I was super impressed with him when days later he remembered words such as hieroglyphics, papyrus, and sarcophagus.   He remembered the stories that we'd read and was really loving this lesson.

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Here are a few "extra" things I built into our lesson...

Kit #1
Digging into his pyramid for treasure.
Inside the pyramid was one mummy, and four vases.

Kit #2
First we made a mummy using plastic of paris and a mold.  We then wrapped it using linen cloth.
Batman painted the mask.
The mummy was then placed in a linen bag inside the coffin.  The mask was placed over the head.
 The coffin was then placed inside the sarcophagus.  The last step was placing it inside the pyramid.

Here are the two kits I purchased at Amazon:


  1. P only learns history as it relates to certain topics in school - i.e. black history month, etc. I would love for him to have more! Thanks for a chance at the giveaway. One of these days I am hoping to actually win one!!!

  2. We love Susie homeschooler and Batman is so cute! We hope to win this great Evan Moore curriculum to learn about ancient civilizations. Brenda

  3. We are currently using TruthQuest American History I for the Young student. We are also meshing it with some other hands on stuff. :)

  4. Wow! That's an impressive lesson, I'm sure I would've learned a few things too! Great Job Batman!