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Teaching History to Kids
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Now teaching history for kids can be fun! Choose from the following social studies activities to make history both meaningful and exciting! The recommended books, activities, games, and other projects are listed in chronological order.

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The best kids books are in chronological order, & separated into World & American History Reading Lists then further broken down in chronological order. Each title has a suggested grade level and a short book review. Use A Book In Time to find the best books for your students.

Our history projects are separated into World Crafts & American Crafts for kids and are listed in chronological order. Find the perfect history project to go along with your theme. Most of these are free, and we have provided videos to demonstrate several of them!

History games and interactive activities are all over the internet, and we help you find them! These resources are listed here in chronological order for your convenience. Teach history for kids with fun games that they want to play, and they get excited about learning.

Students can color or label specific areas on maps, and create timelines to see the flow of events. These projects help kids visualize the where and when in history. You will find lots of free teaching resources for these activites here!

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teaching historyGet even more teaching ideas, including FREE Reading Logs to print & record all the books your student reads this year!

If you would like an alternative to a school text, check out our History Textbook list for a variety of suggestions. These are resources that can be used as your primary source (i.e., a textbook) but they are written in a much more entertaining and engaging way.

Find out how your student can make a Timeline, with sources for blank books, timeline figures, and complete kits. We also offer an ebook to help you make your own blank timeline books easily and economically.

And, for homeschoolers, find out how to use all these resources as part of your curriculum -- books, maps, timelines, crafts, and internet activities . Learn how to plan a fabulous history year with our Homeschooling History ebook.

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