Course Registration No. SOC-482


Introduction to Classical Studies is your lesson plan for Golden Children's Bible, D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths, and Famous Men of Rome.  STAA adds Greenleaf Guide to Famous Men of Rome for the stronger vocabulary and geography activity, and for the critical thinking/oral discussion aspect.





Introduction to Classical Studies; Teacher Guide

  • Author: Cheryl Lowe
  • Publisher/Copyright: San Bernardino, CA: Memoria Press, 2nd ed., 2013. Softcover.
  • ISBN: 1930953151        9781615383559
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

90 pages; 30 lessons; teacher guide to Golden Children's Bible, Famous Men of Rome, D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths. Pp. 4-12: "Introduction," "Book Selections," "How to Use This Guide," "Greek Mythology," "Rome & America," "Christ Conquers Caesar" graphic. Pp. 13-73: "Lesson Plans," for Weeks 1 through 30. Pp. 75-90; Appendix: "Greek Myths Lists" worksheet, "D'Aulaires' Pronunciation Guide, "Who Said That?" graphic w/answer key; "Moons of the Planets" list keyed to page numbers in the guide, "Planets" graphic, "Roman History Timeline" and "Old Testament Timeline" worksheets w/answer keys, and then several maps and additional questons for oral discussion.


Famous Men of Rome

  • Author: John Haaren; A.B. Poland
  • ISBN: 1882514033        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Greenleaf Press, Lebanon, TN; 1989, 1904; 154 pages; 30 lessons; 2 prefaces;


Greenleaf Guide to the Famous Men of Rome

  • Author: Cynthia Shearer
  • ISBN: 1882514041        9781882514045
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Greenleaf Press, Lebanon, TN; 1995, 1989; 57 pages; 30 lessons; timeline; activity guide with additional recommended literature selections


D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths

  • Author: Ingri and Edgar Parin D’Aulaire
  • ISBN: 0440406943        9780440406945
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Bantam Doubleday Dell Publ. Group, Inc.; NY, NY; 1962; 192 pages; 4 parts; 46 chapters; index; Caldecott winning illustrations;


Ancient Rome (Cultural Atlas for Young People)

  • Author: Mike Corbishley
  • Publisher/Copyright: New York: Chelsea House, July, 2007. Print.
  • ISBN: 081605147X        9780816068227
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

96 pages; timeline; glossary; index. 3rd edition, revised, illustrated.




Introductions to Classical Studies; Student Guide

  • Author: Cheryl Lowe
  • Publisher/Copyright: San Bernardino, CA: Memoria Press, 2013/2nd ed.. Softcover workbook.
  • ISBN:        9781615383221
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Memoria Press. 90 pages. Pp. 4-12: notes, instructions, overviews. Pp. 13-73: week-by-week worksheets paralleling "Introduction to Classical Studies" lessons. Pp. 75-89/Appendix: "Greek Myths Lists" worksheet; "D'Aulaires' Pronunciation Guide"; "Who Said That?" worksheet; "Moons of the Planets" guide keyed to pertinent teacher guide lessons; "Planets" graphic; "Roman History Timeline" and "Old Testament Timeline" worksheets; map worksheets and geographical helps.





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