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Learn About Ancient History With Ancient Wonders of the World Project Packs from Hands of a Child

My younger girls and I are still cycling through history and are covering ancient history this year. I like studying ancient history, but this year it seems as if we've been stuck covering the same things over and over. All of us were definitely over ancient Egypt after weeks and weeks of reading about pyramids and now it seems we're thoroughly entrenched in ancient Greece. And so I've looked for ways to supplement our regular curriculum.

Lapbooking and notebooking have been pretty popular around here- especially with my girls-so when I'm looking for something fun to supplement with, I often turn to those. I was super excited, then, to be able to review the Ancient Wonders of the World Project Packs from Hands of a Child. You can find the Ancient Wonders of the World lapbooking pack and the Ancient Wonders of the World notebooking pack on CurrClick. Both of these packs are intended for grades 6-9, so I thought they'd be a perfect fit for my girls.

Ancient Wonders of the World activity packs from Hands of a Child

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Ancient Wonders of the World Activity Packs

Both of the Ancient Wonders of the World activity packs are complete and ready to use. Although there are some related reading books, the activities can be completed with no additional resources (except your basic scissors and glue). The packs are both divided into five days of work. Of course, we're homeschoolers, and we adapt. We took longer to do the activity pack because of the way I was using it as a supplement.
Ancient Wonders of the World notebooking pack from Hands of a Child

One of the reasons I've long loved Hands of a Child lapbooks is because they have a daily schedule broken down for you. You can change and adapt as needed, but I love having everything right there- vocabulary words for the day, reading pages from the packet, and activities to complete that day.
Ancient Wonders of the World notebooking pack from Hands of a Child


Both of the activity packs- the lapbooking and the notebooking contain...
  • A daily schedule that breaks down what to do when
  • A suggested reading list
  • Activity explanations for each of the different activity pages
  • Reading segments that cover each one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, along with other well-known and interesting sites from ancient times
  • Activity pages- each has fifteen activities
  • Vocabulary words
  • An answer key for the activities
Ancient Wonders of the World notebooking pack from Hands of a Child

Ancient Wonders of the World notebooking pack from Hands of a Child

Each day we would cover a few vocabulary words, read a segment of the reading pages in the pack, and then complete that day's activities. We chose to do the notebooking pack. We've done both lapbooking and notebooking in the past, and I let the girls choose this time.

The activities in each pack are mostly the same. In the lapbooking pack, the activities are completed as mini books that are glued into a lapbook. In the notebooking pack, the same activities are completed on notebooking pages to be kept in a binder.

The fifteen activities include such things as...
  • Creating a vocabulary section to keep track of vocabulary each day
  • A timeline that shows when the different wonders were constructed
  • Creating a travel brochure talking about each of the wonders
  • Writing about each wonder on a notebooking page or in a mini book
  • Critical thinking and comprehension questions that the kids answer on a notebooking page or mini book
Ancient Wonders of the World notebooking pack from Hands of a Child

Much of the lapbook pack or notebooking pack can be done independently by the recommended age- 6th-9th graders. I did more of the reading and overseeing of the girls' work because I was reviewing these and wanted to see them for myself. But you could probably turn kids loose with a little guidance and let them complete either the notebooking or lapbooking on their own.

Ancient Wonders of the World notebooking pack from Hands of a Child

What We Thought

As always, I loved these activity packs from Hands of a Child. I love the completeness and the fact that I don't have to run around gathering other materials before we can create our lapbook or notebook. I love the detailed daily plans that help me to know how to break up the material. I love the hands-on aspect of creating a lapbook or notebook that really helps the kids to internalize learning.

Either of these activity packs makes for a great addition to your study of ancient times. They can be used in the five days they are broken into or you could study the different wonders as you covered that culture/time period in your study of the ancients. The curriculum is flexible enough for you to adapt to the needs of your own homeschool.

Where to Find Them

You can find each of these activity packs on CurrClick, an awesome site where you can sign up for live classes or purchase digital downloads for your homeschooling use.





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