Thursday, June 15, 2017

Story of the World - Vol 1 - Ch 8 - The Assyrians


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  I suggest looking for the books mentioned at your local library.


For this chapter we supplemented by looking at pictures about Assyria from DK Mesopotamia.   I split up the first section, Shamshi-Adad, King of the Whole World, in two, reading paragraphs 1-8 on one day, and 9 -14 the next day.

We also watched the rest of this video on ancient Mesopotamia that we first started when we were reading about Sumer in chapter 5.  It has a lot on the Assyrians as well, and is just an excellent video for kids (it comes from a Christian perspective).




For the section on The Story of Gilgamesh, I found a beautifully illustrated series of children's books telling the expanded story. 







I decided to only read the first one, Gilgamesh the King, because my son doesn't do extremely well with sad endings and it left off on a more positive note than the other two (and the Story of the World retelling) .


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2 comments:

  1. Isn't it nice to tailor an education to our child instead of the other way around? Thanks for sharing this section of Story of the World.

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    1. It sure is! That's exactly why I homeschool. :-)

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