Table of Contents SOTW Vol. 1

Oh, how I love you if I typed all this out for you! This list is straight out of Susan Wise Bauer's Table of Contents for Story of the World Volume 1: Ancient Times so that you can see what topics are covered and better decide which biographies or extra books to buy for this time period.

Introduction: How Do We Know What Happened? What is History? What is Archeology?

Ch 1: The Earliest People; The First Nomads, The First Nomads Become Farmers

Ch 2: Egyptians Lived on the Nile River; Two Kingdoms Become One, Gods of Ancient Egypt

Ch 3: The First Writing

Ch 4: The Old Kingdom of Egypt; Making Mummies, Egyptian Pyramids

Ch 5: The First Sumerian Dictator

Ch 6: The Jewish People; God Speaks to Abraham, Joseph Goes to Egypt

Ch 7: Hammurabi and the Babylonians

Ch 8: The Assyrians; Shamshi-Adad, King of the Whole World, The Story of Gilgamesh

Ch 9: The First Cities of India; The River-Road, The Mystery of Mohenjo-Daro

Ch 10: The Far East- Ancient China; Lei Zu and the Silkworm, The Pictograms of Ancient China, Farming in Ancient China

Ch 11: Ancient Africa; Ancient Peoples of West Africa, Anansi and the Turtle, Anansi and the Make-Believe Food

Ch 12: The Middle Kingdom of Egypt; Egypt Invades Nubia, The Hyksos Invade Egypt

Ch 13: The New Kingdom of Egypt; The General and the Woman Pharoah, Amenhotep and King Tut

Ch 14: The Israelites Leave Egypt; The Baby Moses, The Exodus from Egypt

Ch 15: The Phoenicians; The Phoenician Traders, The Founding of Carthage

Ch 16: The Return of Assyria; Ashurbanipal's Attack, The Library of Nineveh

Ch 17: Babylon Takes Over Again!; Nebuchadnezzar's Madness, The Hanging Gardens of

Ch 18: Life in Early Crete; Bull-Jumpers and Sailors, King Minos and the Minotaur, The
Mysterious End of the Minoans

Ch 19: The Early Greeks; The Mycenaeans, The Greek Dark Ages

Ch 20: Greece Gets Civilized Again; Greece Gets and Alphabet, The Stories of Homer, The First Olympic Games

Ch 21: The Medes and the Persians; A New Empire, Cyrus the Great

Ch 22: Sparta and Athens; Life in Sparta, Life in Athens

Ch 23: The Greek Gods

Ch 24: The Wars of the Greeks; Greece's War with Persia, The Greeks Fight Each Other

Ch 25: Alexander the Great; Phillip and his Son, Alexander's Invasions, The Death of Alexander

Ch 26: The People of the Americas; The Nazca Drawings, The Heads of the Olmecs, Rabbit Shoots the Sun

Ch 27: The Rise of Rome; Romulus and Remus, The powerr of Rome

Ch 28: The Roman Empire; The Roman Gods, The Roman Builders, The Roman Gladiators, The Gladiator School

Ch 29: Rome's War with Carthage

Ch 30: The Aryans of India; Life on the Ganges River, The Casts of Ancient India, Siddhartha

Ch 31: The Mauryan Empire of India; The Empire United, The Jarkata Tales

Ch 32: China- Writing and the Qin; Calligraphy in China, Warring States, The First Emperor and the Great Wall, The First Emperor's Grave

Ch 33: Confucius

Ch 34: The Rise of Julius Caesar; Caesar is Kidnapped, The Consuls of Rome, Caesar and the Senate

Ch 35: Caesar the Hero; Caesar Fights the Celts, Caesar Crosses the Rubicon, Caesar and Cleopatra, The Death of Caesar

Ch 36: The First Roman Prince

Ch 37: The Beginning of Christianity; The Birth of Jesus, Jesus Crucified and Resurrected

Ch 38: The End of the Ancient Jewish Nation

Ch 39: Rome and the Christians; Nero, the Evil Emperor, Christians in the Catacombs, The Emperor Is a Christian!

Ch 40: Rome Begins to Weaken; The British Rebellion, Rome Divided in Two

Ch 41: The Attacking Barbarians; Attila the Hun, Stilicho, Roman and Barbarian, The Coming of the Visigoths

Ch 42: The End of Rome; The Last Roman Emperor, The Gifts of Rome

I'm so pleased you are utilizing Classical Curriculum!
Teresa (Tracy) Dear


  1. Thank you for this list! It means I don't have to go searching for the books when I am writing up lesson plans. I will be visiting frequently this year.

  2. Ditto what Mrs B said. Thanks a bunch!

  3. Thank you for making this easily accessible- it is so helpful!!!

  4. I love you too!!!! Thank you for spreading random kindness with your hard work! I really, really appreciate how easy you just made it for me to find info!