About Elementary I & II Curriculum History
History

Early tasks:

  • Simple time-telling
  • Simple time lines
  • Family trees

Elementary tasks:

The fundamental needs of man are food, shelter, clothing, defense, transportation, culture, law, religion or spiritual enlightenment, love, and adornment.

The concept of time and historical time is developed through many activities and repeated at deeper complexity:

  • Telling time on the clock
  • Time-lines of the child's life
  • Time-lines showing the activities of a day, week, month, year
  • History of the days of the week and months of the year
  • Time-line of Earth’s history
  • Time-line from 8,000 B.C.E. to 2,000 C.E. to study ancient to modern history

The story of the evolution of the planet and its life forms over the ages, along with an overview of human history. This is repeated throughout the curriculum in increasing depth of study.

Each year the child continues to study and analyze the needs, culture, technology, and social history of various periods in history. The trends of human achievement are charted, such as the development of transportation, architecture, great inventions, and great leaders.

Students begin to study the earliest humans. They consider early societies in terms of how they organized themselves to meet the common needs of all peoples: food, clothing, shelter, defense, transportation, medicine, arts, entertainment, government, and religion.

 

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