Communities and Culture
Age 7-9: Concept 2 - Change: Unit 2

Follow the adventures of the Blinkerton kids as they travel back in time and learn what life was really like in ancient Egypt and the Middle Ages.

This unit can be used independently, but it is designed to be used concurrently with the science and social studies unit, Communities Change Over Time.


  • Able to read and comprehend chapter books on a 3rd or early 4th grade reading level
  • Can answer comprehension questions about a chapter in a journal
  • Able to write three or four sentences on a topic
  • Usually used by children in third grade

Table of Contents

  • Lesson 1: Getting Started (2 Days)
  • Lesson 2: Where Are We?
  • Lesson 3: The King
  • Lesson 4: Back Home
  • Lesson 5: A Day in Egypt
  • Lesson 6: The Middle Ages (2 Days)
  • Lesson 7: Off to the Castle
  • Lesson 8: Return Home (2 Days)
  • Lesson 9: Writing About History (2 Days)
  • Final Project: Elements of Change

Summary of Skills

Moving Beyond the Page is based on state and national standards. These standards are covered in this unit.
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