Often when reading history, we read from a point of view that leaves God out of the equation. When we were learning about explorers, we read lots of facts and accounts about who, what, when and how, but little of what motivated these people at the time. The truth is, is that during this time in history, the church and the people’s relationship with God
I have a confession to make… I always thought American history was boring. My only exposure to history was the average school textbook – and I think we can all agree that those aren’t exactly interesting and engaging! When it came time to teach history to my own child, I wanted her experience to be different. And, thanks to programs like The Giant American History
History is one of our favorite homeschooling subjects. NOT the dry, boring textbooks I remember from my own educational days. But because of the books and programs we use history has come alive for both me and my daughter. One of my new favorite additions is Scholastic’s Interactive 3-D Maps: American History. Interactive History Fun Interactive 3-D Maps: American History covers 26 US historical events
Childhood of Famous Americans Series We love reading Historical Fiction in our home. I recently shared some great books here at The Curriculum Choice to read aloud with your children in my last post about the World War II years. We tend to cycle through history mostly in order beginning with the Ancients and going through to Modern times, but my youngest has gotten a
I researched several options for American history to use in our homeschool, and this one stood out among the rest. America from the Beginning truly does start from the beginning! The curriculum begins with Creation and explains how the first inhabitants came from the Tower of Babel and takes you on a journey through the lives of some of the most influential people in American
We are studying United States History this school year and I decided we needed some fun resources to add to our studies. US History Resources from Dover Publications offer many fun options, so I decided to give them a try. My boys are first through sixth graders and there are many options available that appealed to each of them. ~ Don’t miss the giveaway at the
Sometimes I am looking for a book that holds all my creativity and tendency to wander through the fields homeschooling together. Story of the U.S.A. Books 1 and 2 were just the framework I needed to keep our history program on track this year. We tend to take history exploration literally and wander by adding small unit studies and lots of historical fictions to read.
From the Preamble of the Constitution to the Erie Canal it’s an American experience through song. Of all the great children’s music out there this is my all time favorite to supplement for our homeschool. Wee Sing America! Wee Sing America is a full hour of American heritage through song. It is lively and energetic with a variety of voices and instruments. The American folk