Jim McAlpine, Betty Weincek|
|| An Interdisciplinary Approach to History. The As It Was! Series
is an interdisciplinary approach to various periods in history.
Students learn about the people, places, and issues of the
world's past through the multicurricular activities in language
arts, social studies, science, math, and the arts. Each book is
divided into 3 major units, each with 9 sub-topics. The units are
Issues, People, and Places. Each topic includes background
information and 5 interdisciplinary activities. In addition, an
introductory activity and an open-ended culminating activity are
offered for each of the 3 units. 48 pages each. Grades 4-8.
ANCIENT AFRICA: Issues include Agriculture & Herding, Iron
Age, Trade, Salt, Oral Tradition, Religion, and others. People
include King Piankhi, King Ezana, Bantu, Sundjata, Mansa Musa,
Sonni Ali, and others. Places include Kush, Axum, Ghana, Great
Zimbabwe, Kalahari Desert, Serengeti Plain, and others.
The As It Was! Ancient History set includes the following five
books: Ancient Egypt;
Ancient Rome; Ancient Africa; Ancient Greece;and Mayas, Incas, and Aztecs.
You may also select the entire set.