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Snapshots of Ancient History is an introductory level history text told as a dialogue between two kids, Ted and Mona. This non-traditional textbook will take students on a world tour of history and teach them how to start thinking like a historian. As Ted and Mona discuss history with each other, they model critical thinking, question-asking, and reveal the nuances of history. Students will learn about important events in history, how archeologists decipher the past, and many of the impressive accomplishments of humans around the world from pre-history to 550 C.E.


Snapshots of Ancient History contains 42 chapters focusing on Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, the Americas, China, Greece, and Rome, plus a few more stops in places like West Africa, Britain, Australia, and Polynesia.


Are you ready to discover Ancient History?


To see the full table of contents or read sample chapters, please visit our Snapshots of Ancient History page.


This complete curriculum package includes everything you need to make a full and enriching year studying ancient history!


This bundle includes the following digital items:

  • PDF Snapshots of Ancient History: Hold the core text in your hands and enjoy the full-color design, handy timeline references, and many maps, photographs, and paintings.
  • PDF Instructor's Guide to Snapshots of Ancient History and PDF Student Guide to Snapshots of Ancient History: After you finish reading each chapter, continue your learning with vocabulary, activity pages, hands-on activities, reading suggestions, and more. If you're teaching multiple students, grab an extra copy of the Student Guide for every student.
  • Audiobook Snapshots of Ancient History: This professionally voiced audiobook brings the characters of Mona and Ted to life making it easy for students to study independently or while on the go.
  • Ted's Timeline Kit: Ancient History: Get all of the pieces you'll need to create your own timeline to keep track of history. The timeline includes both wall and notebook options so you can create the size and style that works best for you.

Digital Curriculum Package: Ancient History 2nd Edition

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