1st & 2nd grade History through Literature
Ashley Knickerbocker (Ashley@knickerbockerfitness.com)
Description: Using Susan Wise Bauer’s engaging narrative, The Story of the World Vol 1.: Ancient Times, this class will lead students on a fascinating adventure through Ancient Times from 5000 BC – 400 AD. We will learn how to be historians and archeologists, discovering creation and the first civilizations, exploring the pyramids of Egypt, deciphering hieroglyphics and the ancient writings of Hammurabi’s code in Babylon, understanding the Exodus and God’s plan for the Hebrew people, and experiencing the ancient cultures of China, Africa, Greece and Rome. This text is designed as a read aloud for parents and students to enjoy together. Students will read weekly selections with parents at home and complete assignments from the SOTW activity guide, as well as additional assignments geared toward a 1st-2nd grade level in order to prepare for class discussions, activities, and presentations. Additionally, various literature selections relating to this period of history will be used to introduce and reinforce 1st-2nd grade language arts skills such as predicting, retelling and evaluating a story; learning new vocabulary and literary styles; and practicing grammar and writing concepts through literature-based assignments.
Text: The Story of the World, Volume 1: Ancient Times, by Susan Wise Bauer ($18 at www.welltrainedmind.com)
Student Activity Pages: The Story of the World Vol. 1: Ancient Times (student pages only - $12 at www.welltrainedmind.com)
Fee: $20 (paid to Ashley Knickerbocker by 9/3/2019)
Tuition: $330 per year ($33 per month for ten months, August - May)
B.S. in History
Ashley began teaching at Bridge Academy in 2016. She was raised in Chesterfield County, and now enjoys life with her husband, David and their three boys, Nathan (13), Justis (11) and Joshua (5). She homeschools her children, who attend Bridge Academy. She has a history degree from VCU and a certification in personal training. Her teaching experience began at ICCS Preschool during college and she has continued teaching both at home and in classroom settings since then. She taught art and PE as an enrichment course for Classical Conversations for 6 years and served as a CC lead teacher for 2 years before coming to Bridge Academy. She worked as a personal trainer and fitness instructor for eleven years at Chester Fitness. Both she and her boys love Bridge Academy and look forward to being a part of this coop for years to come!