Bridge Academy

Psalm 32:8

History 3

Course Description: In this course, students will learn all about ancient civilizations and cultures, including ancient Egypt and Greece, the Hebrew nation, the ancient East and Africa, and the ancient Mediterranean world leading up to the Roman Empire. Using a story-based curriculum, The Story of the World, by Susan Wise Bauer, we will explore the ancient world together, completing journal entries and hands-on activities in class. At home, students will complete maps and review pages that further their knowledge of the ancient world. This course is the beginning of a journey through The Story of the World texts. In this 3rd grade class, we will study Vol. 1, Ancient Times. If your 3rd grader continues on to 4th grade the following year at Bridge, he/she will get to study the next volume in this series, Vol. 2, The Middle Ages.

Required Texts:


  • The Story of the World, Volume 1: Ancient Times revised edition, by Susan Wise Bauer $17.95
  • Student Pages Vol. 1: Ancient Times (PDF or loose leaf packet) $7.95*Student Pages only—no need to buy the whole activity manual!

Copy/Supply Fee: $30 (given to Ashley Knickerbocker at Orientation or at the first class attended)

Tuition: $340 ($34.00/month for ten months, August - May or $38/month if prorated or on a 9 month payment plan)

Ashley Knickerbocker

B.S. in History

Ashley began teaching at Bridge Academy in 2016. She was raised in Chesterfield County and received a history degree from VCU. She and her husband, David feel blessed to homeschool their three boys, Nathan (15), Justis (13) and Joshua (8), who also attend Bridge Academy. 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 part of this coop for years to come!