introduction-to-the-ancient-worldIntroduction to the Ancient World

This course is intended to give middle school students an introduction to ancient history. Through this course students will gain a basic understanding of the people and events which shaped the period from the first formation of human societies through the decline of the Western Roman Empire. This course will focus on the civilizations in Egypt, the Near East, Greece, and Rome.  Mapwork and excerpts from primary source material will be used frequently!

The goal of this course is to provide students with a solid foundation for understanding the ancient world, and thereby providing a framework for future studies. The ideas and themes touched upon in this course will assist students in gaining a broader appreciation and understanding of the cultures that laid the foundation for the western world. An emphasis will be placed on developing critical thinking and writing skills as well as learning the basic geography of the regions covered in the course.

Fall 2020 Registration for this Course Opens on February 27.


Prerequisites: None
Instructor:  Sarah Smith, B.A.
Age Level:  11 - 14 years
Minimum Enrollment:
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Tuition per Semester: $270
Early Registration Discount (before June 1): 10% off!
Class Meets: Tuesdays, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific

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Fall '21 - Spring '22 Registration is Open!

(If you would like to enroll in this class but cannot attend at the posted time, please contact us.  We may be able to open an additional section.)

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Sarah Smith, B.A.

Sarah Smith attended Hillsdale College where she graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in History. After college, she spent a year as a floating teacher in a Boston area charter school where she discovered a love for teaching middle and high school students. For the next several years she taught at Bradford Christian Academy in Haverhill, MA., while also teaching classes for homeschool students online. When her second son was born in 2018, she paused her teaching career and stayed home full time. Since then, she has enjoyed writing curriculum for a non-profit, leading a M.O.P.S. group, and coordinating her church nursery. She is so excited to be back in the classroom again, especially with CRLC! Sarah's favorite pastimes are reading, researching, baking, and traveling. Her favorite historical person is Alfred the Great, but if she had to pick a historical friend she would pick Dorothy Sayers. Sarah lives in New Hampshire with her husband, Michael, and their three little boys. Unfortunately, they have no pets.



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The Ancient Greek World


The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece


The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome


The Ancient Roman World