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3rd Grade Ancient Civilizations Lesson Plans

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Third grade offers a great transition year, allowing children who are ready to jump into more advanced work such as cursive or spend another year reinforcing material covered in the early learning years. Whether you are a veteran homeschooler or just getting started, Well Planned Lessons are here to help! Each day’s lesson has enough activities to for 2-3 hours of school. And, if your child still wants more, find tips for supplementing the lesson plans.

Here are just a few of the skills covered in 3rd Grade Ancient Civilizations:

  • Bible: read through the entire Bible from a historical perspective
  • Math: learn counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, money, mental calculation, length, weight, capacity, graphs, fractions, time, and geometry
  • History: cover ancient history from Mesopotamia to Rome
  • Science: explore science based on the six days of creation
  • Language Arts: phonics, structural analysis, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, phonological awareness, encoding, basics of oral presentations, composition, and cursive
  • Art & Music: learn to create art with colored pencils, markers, and paint, and explore the great composers

With a great history cycle layout, 3rd Grade Ancient Civilizations can be combined with Ancient Civilizations from other grades to make teaching multiple grades a cinch! So, what are you waiting for? Order your Well Planned Lessons today!

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3rd Grade Ancient Civilizations Overview

Readiness

Your student should be working more and more independently. This year your student will begin learning cursive. Your student may or may not have the fine motor skills necessary for this new skill. The assignments are spaced throughout the year so that your child’s skills can develop.

Amount of Time

Each day’s lesson has enough activities to for 2-3 hours of school. If your child is enjoying a particular activity, let him or her continue. If your student is bored or tired, move on to something else or take a break. The lessons are not designed to be a burden for you or your student.

Supplementing

What happens if your child wants more? Choose some of the themes from the lessons and get books from the library for your child to browse. Read favorite storybooks out loud. Videos are also a terrific option. Give free access to basic art supplies such as paper, crayons, markers, colored pencils, and paints. Visit museums and nature centers.

Themes

In Bible, you and your student will read through the entire Bible from a historical perspective. In math, he or she will learn counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, money, mental calculation, length, weight, capacity, graphs, fractions, time, and geometry. History/social studies covers ancient history from Mesopotamia to Rome. Science emphasizes the six days of Creation. Language arts teaches phonics, structural analysis, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, phonological awareness, encoding, the basics of oral presentations, composition, and cursive. In art, your child will be exposed to fine arts and learn to create art with colored pencils, markers, and paint. Music focuses on great composers.

Flexibility

This program is designed to meet your needs. It is set up with a 36-week, 180-day lesson plan. In the last few weeks, you will find fewer activities so that you can catch up or explore other areas of interest. This program seeks to give you the tools to meet your child’s educational needs.

Record Keeping

Purchase a large three-ring binder and one divider for each subject. File worksheets, drawings, copywork, and things that you have written down for the child as a record of learning. If you would like to add more content, pick a topic and help the student write sentences about it. Include pictures of completed projects and experiments. Consider videoing plays, activities, or speeches. Check with your state to see what is expected for recording attendance and learning.

Additional Information

ISBN 978-1-942192-36-7
Grade Elementary, 3
Condition New
Publisher Well Planned Gal
Page Count 90
Format Paperback
Weekly Sample No
Price $39.95

BOOKS TO ENJOY THIS YEAR

Below you will find all of the books used in your Well Planned Lessons guide. Click on the book title to explore purchasing options for each book.
Note: Package totals are based on retailer prices and subject to change.

    Green boxes next to book titles indicate availability at your local library.

ESSENTIALS BOOKS
Complete Kit: $511.07
Use the Library: $429.97 (save $81.10)
HISTORY
Ancient World by Fiona Chandler

Journey from Ancient Mesopotamia all the way to Rome. The pictures and small bits of information will grab your student’s attention, and both of you will look forward to learning together. There are some pages about prehistoric people that are not included in the lessons.

    Famous Men of Greece by Cynthia A. Shearer

Includes both real and mythical people who influenced Greece. The whole family will enjoy these biographical sketches.

    Famous Men of Rome: History for the Thoughtful Child by Cynthia A. Shearer

These biographical sketches, presented in chronological order, are meaty yet easy to understand. All your students will enjoy hearing these stories.

    Augustus Caesar’s World by Genevieve Foster

Ever wonder what was happening at the time of Augustus Caesar? This history classic takes a slice out of history and presents information from a global perspective.

    The Roman Empire by Andrew Haslam

Get hands-on with your student. This colorful book covers everything from Roman centurions to Roman entertainment. The assigned activities are flexible; feel free to choose the ones you would like to complete.

    Aztec, Inca & Maya

Take a look at the lives of the pre-Columbian civilizations. Your child will be delighted by the colorful, real photographs of artifacts and locations.

    Eyewitness Ancient Egypt

Immerse your student in ancient Egypt. The real pictures and short bits of text are sure to keep your student engaged in all things Ancient Egypt.

    Ancient Egypt by Andrew Haslam

While learning about all things Egyptian, your student will get to make a pectoral, a chariot, and more.

SCIENCE
Science in the Beginning Set by Dr. Jay L. Wile

Ninety lessons are divided into six units, each covering a day of creation. Each lesson includes a hands-on experiment and questions suitable for children in K-6. If your student has difficulty with writing, consider having him or her draw a picture or narrate the answers.

MATH
Primary Math Textbook 3A US Edition

You and your student will work through the textbook together so that the student will learn how to apply mathematical concepts. Instruction in counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and money is spread over 16 weeks.

Primary Math Textbook 3B US Edition

You and your student will work through the textbook together so that the student will learn how to apply mathematical concepts. Instruction in mental calculation, length, weight, capacity, graphs, fractions, time, and geometry is spread over 16 weeks.

Primary Math Workbooks 3A & 3B US Edition

The workbook provides an opportunity for your student to practice what he or she learned from the textbook.

Primary Math Home Instructor’s Guide 3A & 3B US Edition

The instructor’s guide offers concrete examples of concepts, reinforcement, and practice.

Learning Wrap-Ups Math Intro Kits

These matching games will help your student learn math facts independently in a game-like way.

ENGLISH / LANGUAGE ARTS
English from the Roots Up Volume 1 by Joegil K. Lundquist

A high percentage of English words come from Latin and Greek. Build your student’s vocabulary with these make-it-yourself flashcards for Latin and Greek roots.

Primary Language Lessons by Emma Serl

Your student will not get bored with these gentle language arts lessons. Each has something different such as a poem to memorize, a picture to analyze, or a passage to copy. Only the last 82 lessons are assigned this year.

All About Reading Level 4 by Marie Rippel

Your student will advance to more complex texts as he or she learns phonics, structural analysis, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension with this multi-sensory program.

All About Reading Interactive Kit

This kit provides multisensory learning tools to supplement Levels 1-4 of the All About Reading program and helps you customize your student’s review process. NOTE: If you already own this kit, you do not need to purchase a new one.

All About Spelling Level 4 by Marie Rippel

Watch your student’s spelling skills take off with this multi-sensory program that covers phonological awareness and encoding. You will need to purchase Spelling Interactive Kit if you do not already have one.

All About Spelling Interactive Kit

This kit provides multisensory learning tools to supplement Levels 1-7 of the All About Spelling program and helps you customize your student’s review process. NOTE: If you already own this kit, you do not need to purchase a new one. Also, most items can be shared between the Reading and Spelling Interactive Kits. Feel free to just purchase the Spelling Divider Cards and optional Spelling Review Box to combine with the Interactive Reading Kit.

Cursive Handwriting by Jan Z. Olsen

Your student will smoothly transition from print to cursive while touching upon poetry, composition, and language arts. Make handwriting more fun by putting on some nice music or reading aloud while your student works.

ADD ENRICHED BOOKS
Complete Kit: $683.72
Use the Library: $574.87 (save $108.85)
BIBLE
Celebrating Biblical Feasts by Martha Zimmerman

This year, your family will celebrate the biblical feasts from a Christian perspective. Check your calendar for the feast times so that you can make adjustments to the preparation schedule.

The David C. Cook Journey through the Bible by Gilbert Beers

Go through the entire Bible chronologically. The pages are full of real pictures and historical facts. Read the Bible passages from a story Bible or your favorite translation.

MUSIC
Meet the Great Composers: Classroom Kit, Book 1 by Maurice Hinson and June C. Montgomery

Each of the seventeen units includes a composer’s bio, a music study, and review activities. Units are assigned every other week. Between times, consider regularly listening to the music of the most recently studied composer.

ART
Come Look with Me: Enjoying Art with Children by Gladys S. Blizzard

A child is never too young to appreciate great art, and these books make it easier than ever with full-color prints and discussions about each piece. This volume centers on children from different times and places.

Come Look with Me: Exploring Landscape Art with Children by Gladys S. Blizzard

A child is never too young to appreciate great art, and these books make it easier than ever with full-color prints and discussions about each piece. This volume contains beautiful depictions of God’s earth.

I Can Do All Things by Barry Stebbing

Basic art instruction from a Christian perspective. The weekly assignments allow students a variety of activities for drawing, painting, making a journal, and appreciating art. Purchase a set of paint and marker cards for each additional student.

HISTORY / SOCIAL STUDIES
    The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare

Get a glimpse of the tension between Romans and Jews at the time of Christ. Can Jesus help Daniel learn a gentler way?

    The Trojan Horse: How the Greeks Won the War by Emily Little

This brief chapter book brings the Trojan War to life. Read it to your student or have him or her read it independently.

    The Children’s Homer: The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy by Padraic Colum

What better way to learn about the Greeks than to be immersed in their literature? This easy-to-understand version will bring the whole family together.

SCIENCE
    Archimedes and the Door of Science by Jeanne Bendick

Archimedes was one of the greatest scientists the world has ever known. Your student’s thoughts will grow for a long time on the inventions and ideas they will discover.

ADD COMPREHENSIVE BOOKS
Complete Kit: $837.56
Use the Library: $696.82 (save $140.74)
BIBLE
    Aesop’s Fables for Children by Milo Winter

These moral lessons will amuse your children and cause them to think.

MATH
KEVA Planks

These planks will challenge everyone. Let your children use them for independent learning that builds spatial, mathematical, and fine motor skills.

HISTORY / SOCIAL STUDIES & SCIENCE
Big Book of Things to Spot by Gillian Doherty, Anna Milbourne, Ruth Brocklehurst

Your student will enjoy this seek-and-find book. The pages are colorful, and the times and places are real. It is used for both history/social studies and science to introduce students to the interesting world around them.

The Tortoise & the Hare CD by London Philharmonic Orchestra, Stephen Simon

While your student enjoys listening to this tale, enjoy a cup of tea.

Eric Carle’s Animals Animals by Laura Whipple and Eric Carle

Pretty pictures, poetry, and proverbs provide an admiration for God’s creatures.

    Dinosaurs of Eden: Tracing the Mystery Through History by Ken Ham

You will find no evolution in this book. Your student is sure to find something interesting between the covers of this book.

ENGLISH / LANGUAGE ARTS
    The Tanglewoods’ Secret by Patricia M. St. John

A classic for family read-aloud. Ruth and Philip have all kinds of adventures in this happy place.

    Star of Light by Patricia M. St. John

Join Hamid as he cares for his little sister Kinza. The whole family can journey to North Africa in the pages of this book.

    Treasures of the Snow by Patricia M. St. John

Can the love of Christ restore Annette and Lucien? Find out together with this Christian classic.

ART
Dinosaur Activity Book by Earl and Bonita Snellenberger

Bring the terrible lizards to life with coloring pages, dot-to-dot, tangram squares, and more.

YOUR HOMESCHOOL SUPPLY LIST

New school supplies always add a little fun to each new school year! Here is a list of suggested school supplies that will round out your curriculum and help make the school year run smoothly!
GENERAL SUPPLIES

These general supplies are great for homeschool students of all ages! Look for these supplies at your favorite local supermarket.

3-ring Binder

Bottle of Glue

Calculator

Die Cut Letters

Drawing Paper

Dry-Erase Board

Glue Stick

Hole Punch

Index Cards

Kitchen Timer

Laminator

Loose Leaf Paper

Magazine Holders

Magnifying Glass

No. 2 Pencils

Pencil Box

Pencil Sharpener

Pink Eraser

Play Money

Pocket Folder

Post-It Notes

Poster Board

Printer

Reward Sticker

Scissors

Scrapbook Paper

Spiral Bound Notebooks

Staple Remover

Stapler

Storage Cart

Tape

Tissues for the Bad Days

Washable Markers

White Out

Word Strips

SPECIAL SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Here are a few more supplies to consider that cannot always be found at your favorite general supply store. If you need help finding these items, click on each supply to be directed to a great online source.

Chore Chart

Children’s Dictionary

Play Money

EASIEST YEAR YET

As you explore science this year, you’ll get to experience the joy of hands-on learning through experiments. Many of these experiments use items that you already have on hand or can easily add to your grocery list. To easily fill out the rest of your supplies, check out this option!

Science in the Beginning Lab Kit

Find everything you need in one place with this all-inclusive lab kit.

COMPARE SCHOOLING OPTIONS

How can you know you are getting the best value for your preferred curriculum style as you shop? Here is a handy chart to help you see an average cost estimate for a variety of complete elementary curriculum options.

All estimates below incorporate the cost of instructor's guides/lesson plans and answer keys; the primary subjects of history, science, math, and language arts; and variable electives such as Bible, art, music, and logic/critical thinking.

CURRICULUM TYPE
Well Planned Lessons Kits
Boxed Curriculum Kits
Eclectic Curriculum Kits
Online Schooling
Private School
FIRST STUDENT
$790
$745
$820
$1,800
$9,000
SECOND STUDENT
$175
$745
$235
$1,800
$9,000

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