Here are some lesson book photos from our first Ancient Civilizations block. We spent about three weeks on India. I planned this block mostly using Charles Kovacs' Ancient Mythologies book for our stories with some extra guidance and inspiration from Christopherus.
When Chloe read that there have been many poems written about Krishna and Radha she asked if we could find some. She wrote this verse into her lesson book, along with this pretty picture.
We read the Mahabharata (Donna Simmon's very nice retelling in the Christopherus book) and Chloe wrote some of her favorite parts from the Bhagavad Gita. She also drew this picture of Arjuna and his bow. She really enjoyed this adventurous story!
We finished the block with the story of Sidhartha. I feel like the message of compassion and kindness towards all beings really made an impression on Chloe. I know that these stories will always stay with her.