Ancient Worlds – Inside Out

EgyptAncient Worlds Inside Out presents primary-source artefacts as small pieces of information that, gathered together, offer a greater understanding of an ancient civilization as a whole. Each book features artefacts of a particular civilization, which readers are encouraged to evaluate as evidence of cultural practices, ways of life, and the achievements of the civilization. Questions help prompt discussion and a final activity encourages readers to act as historians and draw out information themselves from an ancient artefact (sourced from Crabtree). A detailed index, glossary and list of related websites support inquiry.

What’s inside Ancient China?
ChinaEach double page spread includes text and images – maps, diagrams and photographs – of places and artefacts.
Content covers an introduction to Ancient Chinese civilization and archeology to explore food and farming, explorers and dynasties, everyday life, reading and writing, craftspeople, religion, engineering and structures, military matters, trade and travel and legacy today. The book concludes with a practical activity to make a Chinese water compass.

Each title is visually appealing with accessible text for middle school students.

An exciting new series to support studies in Humanities and Social Sciences: Year 7 History and to intrigue inquiring minds fascinated by our ancient past.

Available from INT Books for schools and libraries across Australia. For personal orders in Australia you can order direct at


About jenbales

Avid lover of children's literature, experienced teacher librarian with expertise in resourcing the Australian Curriculum; Adjunct lecturer for Charles Sturt University and a representative of INT Books.
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