The Sail Unfurling from Ancient Times to Mastering the Atlantic
A Nine-Week Study That Takes You Through History from the Decks of Ships
This study is followed by another 9-week study, “The Sail Unfurling from Sovereign States to Stealth at Sea,” which completes this study of world history.
Type of Resource: History, Culture & Geography Study
Target Grades: 4th to 12th Grades
Pages: 270 Pages, Including 80 Pages of History Reading, 45 Pages of Cultural Reading & About 90 Journaling Pages
Length of Study: 9 Weeks
This unique and intriguing study of world history begins in ancient times and follows the development of sail and the technology of transportation through ancient civilizations and on through the Middle Ages. This journey through world history shows how sailing ships influenced — even made history what it was — from the times of Egyptian monarchs and Phoenician traders to the moment ships were built that could take on the stormy Atlantic Ocean. Each week gives an up-close view of both significant historical events and the culture of sea life and the cultures of major civilizations in history.
Families will love how this study explains many of the major movements in world history: how Egypt developed such a strong economy and central government in a time of small kingdoms; how the Phoenicians jumped ahead of her competition to create the Mediterranean’s first trading empire; and how Rome consolidated its power to rise into the world’s first superpower. That’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to discovering amazing things about world history that you never understood before, until you take a look at history from the decks of ships! Don’t miss this great journey!
All along the way, students will complete an open and go Captain’s Log journal. The journaling pages include more content about world history and civilizations, drawings and interactive learning opportunities, cut-outs, ship designs in history, technology that affected sailing and ship development, and so much more that will help the learning really stick! There are also pages that allow students to go on board ships to see the lives of sailors and naval men, pages that look at the weapons that affected world history, and those that focus on major historical events or battles. It’s a great journey, and packed with family fun!
This study includes most of the reading you need for the study, an activity resource, geography and navigational instruction, a schedule that coordinates reading resources, activities, website links, DVD suggestions, the journaling pages highlighted above,and more! It is planned around a four-day week, to make it super easy to fit into a busy family’s schedule.
What Do I Need to Add to Complete This Study?
- Highly Recommended Resource: “Dragons of the Deep” by Carl Wieland
- Recommended Fun Journaling Resource: “Stalking Sea Monsters” by Kaeryn Brooks, which journals what students learn in “Dragons of the Deep”
This resource is part of this set.
- Recommended Timeline Resource: Homeschool in the Woods’ Sea and Sky Series Timeline Figures
- Optional Reading to Add: “Treasure Island” by Robert Louis Stevenson and “Raiders from the Sea” by Lois Walfrid Johnson
- Buying information is included in the study guide.
This Set Also Includes “Stalking Sea Monsters”
A Resource for Recording What You’ve Learned About Sea Monsters!
Type of Resource: Individual Journaling Resource
Target Grades: 1st to 7th Grades
Pages: 80 Pages
Length of Study: Flexible Scheduling
“Stalking Sea Monsters” is a journaling resource that allows students to record what they’ve learned about sea monsters of all kinds from the book, “Dragons of the Deep,” which can be purchased separately. This book is required to complete this journaling resource, and is available for purchase at winterpromise.com.
This intriguing and fun journaling resource includes a spread on each sea monster students learned about in “Dragons of the Deep.” Each spread features these sections: Sea Monster Skeleton, Facts to Know, Unusual Features, Description, Drawing, and a “Stalking” section extra page. Kids will find it fun to fill in, and a great way to reinforce what they’ve learned.
This journaling resource includes four pages on each of sixteen monsters — monsters like the mega-squid Mesonychoteuthis, the plesiosaur Styxosaurus, and the super-shark Megalodon!
What Do I Need to Add to Complete This Study?
- Required Resource: “Dragons of the Deep” by Carl Wieland
- “Stalking Sea Monsters” is scheduled as a recommended resource in the module you are purchasing as part of this set, “The Sail Unfurling from Ancient Times to Mastering the Atlantic.”