Item description for History Pockets: Ancient Civilizations, Grades 1-3 (History Pockets) by Evan-Moor Educational Publishers...
Overview History Pockets-Ancient Civilizations,Grades 1-3, contains seven discovery pockets. An introduction pocket gives an overview of the time periods studied. The other pockets focus on the food, shelter, clothing, and contributions of six ancient worlds. Each of the pockets contains: a reproducible pocket label four picture dictionary words a fact sheet of background information for the teacher a reproducible student information booklet complete with illustrations a postcard of a famous monument two puppets to show the clothing arts and crafts projects writing activities As a culminating activity, the students put together a passport of all the places they have visited. This passport gives students a chance to reflect on all they have learned. The book includes the following pockets: What Is History? Ancient Mesopotamia Ancient Egypt Ancient Greece Ancient Rome Ancient China Ancient Aztec World
Publishers Description History Pockets: Ancient Civilizations, Grades 1 to 3 contains seven discovery pockets. An introduction pocket gives an overview of the time periods studied. The other pockets focus on the food, shelter, clothing, and contributions of six ancient worlds. Each of the pockets contains: a reproducible pocket label, four picture dictionary words, a fact sheet of background information for the teacher, a reproducible student information booklet complete with illustrations, a postcard of a famous monument, two puppets to show the clothing, arts and crafts projects, and writing activities. As a culminating activity, the students put together a passport of all the places they have visited. This passport gives students a chance to reflect on all they have learned. The book includes the following pockets: What Is History?, Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, Ancient China, and Ancient Aztec World.
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Studio: Evan Moor
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.94" Width: 8.48" Height: 0.28" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2003
Publisher Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
Grade Level Multiple Grades
Series History Pockets
ISBN 1557999007 ISBN13 9781557999009 UPC 023472037015
Availability 0 units.
More About Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
Since 1979, Evan-Moor Educational Publishers has provided educators with practical, creative, and engaging PreK–8 materials to support and enrich the core curriculum.
We strive to produce educational materials that are aligned with current standards and best educational practices—and with student interests and motivations. We pride ourselves on our ability to create products that not only build and reinforce basic and complex skills, but that develop a curiosity about the subjects in which those skills are taught.
When teaching colleagues and friends Joy Evans and Jo Ellen Moore created their first handwritten book to motivate struggling students in their classroom, they had no idea that they were embarking on a very successful career in educational publishing.
In the 1970s, Joy and Jo Ellen were team teaching in a Title I school in California and developing their own supplemental resources to inspire students in their classroom to learn basic skills. After multiple rejection letters from publishers, Joy and Jo Ellen decided to independently publish their first six titles. Partnering with Joy’s brother, Bill Evans, the trio founded Evan-Moor Educational Publishers in 1979.
Joy and Jo Ellen taught the first few years while Bill practiced law. Bill and Joy’s parents, Olive and Earl, volunteered their garage as a warehouse and shipping facility. Olive and Earl also served as the first sales team, visiting local stores and book clubs—and eventually the grassroots efforts took off.
Today, Evan-Moor Educational Publishers operates with the same family spirit and enthusiasm that the company was founded on nearly 35 years ago. While Evan-Moor sadly said goodbye to Joy Evans in 2012, the passion and energy that Joy, Jo Ellen, and Bill infused into Evan-Moor has propelled the company to long-term success.
Joy and Jo Ellen’s inaugural, hand-crafted book has led to more than 500 titles, as well as digital resources, e-books, center kits, RTI resources, and an interactive learning platform for 1:1 learning models. And today, as in the early days, Evan-Moor continues to develop resources and technologies with a clear, unwavering focus on the goal of helping children learn.
Reviews - What do customers think about History Pockets: Ancient Civilizations, Grades 1-3?
Amazing Jun 17, 2008
I use this book with a Usborne spine. Who ever imagined a child would be begging to study history!
Inspiring a love of history Feb 13, 2008
I used these pockets to help me teach my children at home about ancient civilizations, although I mainly relied on Story of the World, Volume 1: Ancient Times Audiobook CD: From the Earliest Nomads to the Late Roman Empire, Revised Edition (7 CDs). Fortunately they fit beautifully together. The Story of the World title gives a lot more information than the pockets, including stories from each culture, and if you get the Audio CD version, your children can play the tracks to their heart's content. These two titles together work really well but don't supply any of the science, so to flesh it out I used Ancient Science: 40 Time-Traveling, World-Exploring, History-Making Activities for Kids, which is also arranged civilization by civilization. The set of science experiments are couched in historical background, are well explained from both the scientific point of view and from the point of view of what each civilization discovered, and most importantly they really work!
So the pockets by themselves are not going to teach the history, but my children LOVED the pocket activities which had them make things that they can handle, that will remind them of what we covered in other ways. I'd also like to recommend Ancient World (World History Series) for your independent readers. It is also arranged by different major civilizations, but adds in some other peoples, e.g. The Celts, and includes spreads on key figures, like Alexander the Great. My 8yo and I both fell in love with this book. My daughter asked me to buy it for her as her very own copy, and she can remember tonnes of the details because the book is so inspiring.
Using these four titles together has created the best learning experience we've had in our home educating (except for classic read-alouds in the evening).
I Liked It But My Student Didn't Feb 5, 2008
I've been impressed by the content of the 3 "History Pockets" books we've used in our homeschool (Ancient Civilizations, Ancient Egypt, and Ancient Greece). I think they would be really helpful for visual and tactile learners. Unfortunately, my DD hated all the cutting & pasting involved. She found it to be busywork.
I would recommend the "History Pockets" to students who don't mind all the prep work involved in making the folders/lapbook.
You need more than just this book... May 20, 2007
While the History Pocket books are great for making a book, they are a little boring by themselves. There is too much coloring and not enough learning. We have learned more by reading library books, the encyclopedia, watching an educational show, or talking about the subjects.
When we purchased these, I liked the idea. But, after wasting a lot of our homeschool day with the children coloring (by day 3, coloring had turned into scribbles) I decided to use these as supplemental activities. We read and do art projects. We talk about the subjects. We did the puppets and had my daughter write postcards. The kids chose which ones looked "fun", and skipped the rest.
While it is nice to have a book to look at afterwards, I feel they do not serve a great purpose. They are nice if you need a "work sample" for school, but I feel they are just "busy work". History can be learned in much more interesting ways.
Wonderful activit;y book! Jan 23, 2006
We used this with our 2nd grade daughter with Story Of The World history. She enjoyed doing the activities and there were some really neat, creative things to do. No cheesy activities, these were unique projects that were fun and educational. This went perfectly with SOTW volume 1.