6th - 8th Grades


Ancient Civilizations

Close your eyes and imagine Egytian music playing in the background. Wait, what kind of music would that be? Anyway, let's go back to early civilizations like those of the Ancient Egyptians, the Greeks, the Romans and while we're at it having so much fun exploring people and places of the past (the 3 P's) let's hop on over to Ancient China too and then catapult into the Middle Ages in Europe.

We will learn: 

Students will expand their understanding of history by studying the people and events that ushered in the dawn of ancient civilizations. Geography is always essential to our history topics - discovering the "where" of this developing human story - . Of course we will place emphasis on the everyday lives, problems, and accomplishments of people; including their role in developing social, economic, and political structures also the importance of establishing and spreading ideas that helped transform the world.

Students will develop critical thinking skills when considering why, where, and when  civilizations developed and finding out why they either became dominant or declined. We will also look at different civilizations and their enduring contributions - even over hundreds & thousands of years - we see the link between the modern and ancient worlds.



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Jennifer Steward


Phone: (530) 957-0975
Email: jsteward.ila@gmail.com

Course Details

Day: Tue / Thur
Period: 5

Frequency: Twice per Week
Class Duration: Semester

Course Cost:   $200
Materials Cost:   $0
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Payment Information

Private Funds Accepted? Yes

Cash: Yes
Check: Yes
Paypal: Yes

Charter Funds Accepted? Yes

Forest: Yes
Horizons: Yes
Inspire Charter School: Yes
South Sutter: Yes
Visions: Yes

Instructor Biography

I Love to Learn - I Love to Teach!

My passion is to help my students develop a true love for learning. See, my own education was one of filling in the blanks and going through the motions...just to make the grade. If there's one important thing I've learned (over the 31 years homeschooling my 8 children) since we parents are investing the time to "do school" - let's make sure what we are doing is engaging and interesting so our students really get it...so it sticks. Let's teach them HOW to think instead of WHAT to think, THEN they will truly have received an education! 

This "philosophy of education" I've adopted has developed over the years observing my own children as well as others. There's nothing more gratifying, as a teacher, than to see the lights come on for our students and to see them excited about learning. Understanding how the world works - both past and present - is truly interesting and important.



Having had the opportunity to homeschool my children gave me a second chance to get a real education! I have had the privilege to use my experience to instruct, encourage and support parents (through offering workshops, speaking at conferences, and writing many books and guides to help parents understand how to lead their children into delightful learning). I am considered somewhat of an expert on the Unit Study method which lends itself well to all sorts of learning styles! 

I have taught history to grades K-12 for eight years taking students on The Great Homeschool History Tour as one of The HISTerical Sisters, using humor to teach history to students of all ages!

I have offered The Passport to Learning class at Inspire Learning Academy for the past three years teaching grades K-2nd, taking students around the world exploring topics from A-Z!

During my time at ILA, I have also greatly enjoyed teaching American History classes to grades 3-5. I have to admit, that History is my favorite subject so please join me as we embark on a fun filled year exploring all kinds of HISTORY (and geograph)!