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A Book in Time was written by a teacher for other teachers. The original project started simply as a chronological history booklist, but listings of crafts, timelines, maps, and other resources have been added over the years. Our purpose is to help history teachers find all kinds of extracurricular resources to enrich their classes!
A Book In Time first began years ago when I wanted my students to read some good history books along with our textbook, but was unpleasantly surprised at what a challenge it was to find them. The only history booklists available featured every title in print, and sifting through them to choose one or two of the better books was a chore. Other booklists featured great books in general, but required a detailed search through every title and description to find a selection based on history AND set in the right time period. But I combed these lists, and the search was on!
As I found great books, I made a note of each of them, and slowly my notes began to take shape into the booklist that it is today. A Book In Time is published here in order to direct you to the best books based on major historical people and events found in a typical school history study. Because I am a homeschooling mom, I have had the opportunity to teach almost all grades and almost the entire scope of history, resulting in a comprehensive selection. Since I am still teaching history both at home and at a large homeschool Co-op, the search for great new titles continues, and the list is still growing.
With the additional listings of Online History Games, Kids Crafts, Timelines, and Maps, you can create a history adventure that your students will love. Of course, how to best coordinate all of this is explained in detail in my Ebook, "Teaching History Beyond the Text."
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Wishing You All the Best,
Teaching History Beyond the Text by Carol Henderson. A Book In Time, 2012.
Learn how to coordinate your favorite history textbook with all the extracurricular books, maps, crafts, timelines, and other activities that you don't want to miss. Transform your jumbled mixture of good ideas into a workable plan for a history year that you and your students will love!
The step-by-step instructions show you how to fit your textbook and all your extra activities in a plan uniquely personalized to meet your needs, creating your own personal Teacher's Guide.
For more information on Teaching History Beyond the Text , click here!
How to Make Your Own Blank Timeline Book by Carol Henderson. A Book In Time, 2011.
Create an impressive Blank Timeline book out of cardstock and labels for much less than the cost of ready-made editions. Make a complete book for each student that covers all eras, or print just enough pages for the era you are currently studying to keep in the back of your History notebook. Includes attractive artwork for the front cover and 4 major time divisions (Ancient World, Middle Ages, Age of Discovery, and Present Era), as well as lists of headings and dates. Print, assemble, and fill with your own Timeline Figures!
Also includes a planning chart and suggestions for Timeline Figures. See the Table of Contents and Sample Pages for more information. Available for immediate download from our Teachers Resource eStore! Get $1 off this eBook by using the Coupon Code Timeline at Check-Out!
Book Review on the History Pockets Series by Evan Moor
© 2008. Book Review published in our Newsletter and on this website, October 2008.
"Choosing Your History Curriculum"
Article published in a variety of homeschool newsletters (including our own!), June-August 2007.
"Need to Recharge? Bring Back the Books!"
Article published in a variety of homeschool newsletters (including our own!), January-March 2007.
"Creative Ideas for a Fabulous First Day"
Article published in the Homeschool E-Store newsletter, August 2006.
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