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The Golden Goblet: Living History Through Literature (Ancient Era 1)

Sign up for The Golden Goblet to learn history in an engaging, enjoyable format. You will learn about Ancient Egypt through the protagonist of our story and share that knowledge with a fun project of your choice.

Total Classes: 6

Duration: 50 minutes

Prerequisite: No class prerequisite. Your student will need Powerpoint or Google Slides to work on the Final Project. 

Suggested Grade Level: 5th to 9th grade

Suggested Credit: 1/2 semester Literature or History (Register for LHTL: Black Ships Before Troy for one full semester.)


Living History Through Literature is a project-based course series offered to 5th through 8th grade students. These courses will weave the study of literature into a meaningful and engaging encounter with a specific era of history. In LHTL: Ancient History 1, we meet Ranofer in Ancient Egypt around 1400 BC. Ranofer wants only one thing in the world: to be a master goldsmith like his beloved father. But how can he when he is all but imprisoned by his evil half-brother, Gebu? Ranofer knows the only way he can escape Gebu’s abuse is by changing his destiny. But can a poor boy with no skills survive on the cutthroat streets of ancient Thebes? Then Ranofer finds a priceless golden goblet in Gebu’s room and he knows his luck−and his destiny−are about to change.

Students will study the historical context of the novel and participate in engaging literature discussions. In this project-based course, students will engage in short quizzes and in projects of their choice. Project options will include fiction writing, preparing period-specific food and/or costumes, creating classic art remakes, recreating scenes from the novel (Legos, clay, K’nex, digital drawing, hand-drawing, etc.), building a timeline, mapping, and more.


Class 1: Overview of Historical Context and Novel Introduction

Class 2: Literature Discussion; Project Introduction

Class 3: Literature Discussion; Cultural Overview

Class 4: Literature Discussion; Fiction Writing Tips

Class 5: Literature Discussion; Final Project Instructions

Class 6 Literature Analysis and Historical Connections; Student Project Showcase

Materials and Homework

Course Materials: The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw, ISBN-10: 0140303359 or ISBN-13: 978-0140303353. 

Homework: Weekly quizzes and reading assignments. Each week, students will work on one project-based assignment that will culminate in a final novel project submission. Homework (including novel reading) will take 1.5-3 hours per week. Parents are encouraged to support younger students by reading texts aloud and helping with project planning and execution. 

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