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Resource List – Myths, Maps, and Marvels

Myths, Maps, and Marvels consists of lesson plans that coordinate lessons, readings, activities, and websites from the following resources. You should feel free to look for these at your local library or via used book resellers.

History Books – Fiction and Non-Fiction

The Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia Of World History This resource can be used for years of study, and includes access to hundreds of great website links.

The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor, Revised Edition MMM users can choose whether they would prefer to use this book for the narrative history component of the course, or Gombrich’s single volume narrative history, below.


A Little History of the World We use the first section of this book in Myths, Maps, and Marvels. The book contains history up to modern times, and could be used for more than one year.

Ancient Greeks (Beginners)


Who Built the Pyramids? (Starting Point History)


Who Were the Romans? (Starting Point History)


Tut’s Mummy: Lost…And Found (Step-Into-Reading, Step 4)


Voices of Ancient Egypt


Gilgamesh the King


Miranda the Great


Mini Greek Myths for Young Children (Mini Usborne Classics)


Chinese Children’s Favorite Stories

Other Literature and Poetry


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


Winnie-the-Pooh (Pooh Original Edition)

Mrs Piggle Wiggle


The Whipping Boy Newbery Medal Winner


Misty of Chincoteague Newbery Medal Winner


Half Magic


Beezus and Ramona


Understood Betsy


The Stories Julian Tells ALA Notable


The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread Newbery Medal Winner


A Family of Poems

Projects and Activities


Ancient Civilizations, Grades 1-3 (History Pockets)


Egyptian Activity Book (Creative Fun Series)


Classical Kids: An Activity Guide to Life in Ancient Greece and Rome


Ancient Egypt/Book and Treasure Chest

Other Resources


Sacred Myths: Stories of World Religions (This book is currently only offered used on Amazon – You can order new copies from the publisher, Sybil Books.)

Introduction to Timelines (free 26 page download from Bringing Up Learners)

Historical Timeline Figures CD-ROM (from Geography Matters)

Blackline Maps of World History: The Ancients (purchase download from Knowledge Quest Maps- Available alone, or in a set)

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