Enrich your homeschool history with the outside reading suggestions in our World History Reading List and American History Reading List. We also offer a wide variety of World History crafts, American History Crafts and internet games that are low-cost (or free!) and easy-to-use! Besides these basics, here are a few more suggestions for creativity in your homeschool history day!
If you are teaching homeschool history or you are able to teach with creative freedom, this eBook is for you!
Find clear, easy-to-follow instructions showing you how to take ANY textbook and map out a plan for a fabulously exciting school year centered around it.
Plan each week with timeline and/or map activities, extracurricular reading, interactive websites, and more--it's your decision. You create your own Teacher's Guide with all the activities that you choose. When the school year begins, you will be ready, and nothing will be forgotten along the way. Find out how you can create your own history year just the way you want it.
This method is great for co-op or classroom settings (where the teacher has curriculum freedom) as well! Click here to download this Ebook today!
We offer several Reading Logs for you to choose from to record your child's homeschool history reading. Download these & print them in color (or on colorful paper) for each student to record his/her year's history reading. The students should three-hole-punch these and keep them in their notebooks.
Use the Reading Logs above for your students to record their books. Reward every 5 books with candy or a small toy from a Prize Box. If the book is long, every 50 pages can count as 1 book.
Age of Discovery, Renaissance & Reformation
America: The 1600's
America: The 1700's
America: The 1800's
America: The 1900's
Want to offer a little more structure for your students in choosing their outside reading? On the one hand, you can be totally structured--assigning your choice of reading throughout the year for all your students. Another approach is to be partially structured. That is, assign a few of your favorites as required reading, and then allow your students to fill in the rest of their Reading Log with their personal choices.
Notebooking is best described at Hold That Thought, which offers materials on CD for your student to make their own history notebook. Choose and print out from over 350 worksheets in Vol. 1 and over 600 in Vol. 2 to create attractive reports and other creative activities (including maps). Covers both World and American history from a Christian perspective. The Beginner's Set contains 400 sheets with large-ruled lines for the younger student.
Another great history Notebooking resource is a series put out by Evan-Moor called History Pockets. The titles range from Ancient Civilizations to Moving West in America. The selections are offered in Grades 1-3 or Grades 4-6. History Pockets offers a wide variety of projects while incorporating a little art in the mix, and all of these can be stored in a Notebook.
Print out these fabulous Notebook Covers to decorate the front of your History binder! Then use it to include things like Reading Logs, mapwork, pictures of your student with a completed craft, pictures of field trips, written reports, etc.
Blank Timeline Books are simply empty pages with dates. The teacher gives students an illustration for a person or event in the lesson, and the student glues this illustration in his/her Book on the appropriate page. Illlustrations can come with captions, or the student could be expected to write the date, a title, or possibly other explanatory information on his/her own. Illustrations can be pre-purchased, or teachers could find and print their own pictures from the internet (see more Timeline information here!).
Blank timeline books can get expensive—especially if you have to buy them for more than one student. And many times you don't need the entire scope of history--you may only need one section.
We offer an eBook to solve these problems! Now you can make as many blank books or partial books as you need for much less than the cost of ready-made editions.
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!