Hands-on Homeschool History
Don’t follow me. Okay, wait follow me, just don’t do what I would do when I started the new homeschool year, which was BORING!
Look at starting the homeschool year off right by using some of these 5 history ideas for the first week or second, or . . .
One// Play a card game.
A few years ago, I reviewed a card game by Birdcage Press and we fell in love with it and added it to our history.
Two// Cook a meal or dish from a certain time period or event.
This is always a hit with the kids. Who doesn’t like to eat something delicious?
Then to add some science to our history we have been eyeballing this book, which is for middle grades but could easily be adapted for other grades.
Lewis and Clark:Cooking on the Trail, Louisiana Purchase Edible Map, Snack Like They Did In Ancient Greece – Make Baklava, make butter and hardtack when Learning American History through the Life of Wyatt Earp, and make soup when learning about World War II.
Three// Grab my free history coloring pages.
If you have kids that are younger, love to color, need a break or just want to do something different to start off history with, grab one or more of my fun 20 free Ancient Civilization history coloring pages.
Four// Begin with a living book, which brings history alive.
Don’t start off your year with snoring boring textbooks (zzzzzzzzz). Grab one of these 20 Ancient Civilization History Living Books.
Five// Pop some popcorn and get your history on by watching a movie from Netflix.
Your kids will love you for this one because they’re not sure if you’re having school or learning. You’re doing both.
If you want some more tips for teaching history, look here at Medieval Homeschool History – 4 Surefire Ways to Beat a Boring Study, 7 Things to Try When a Homeschool History Curriculum Isn’t Coming Together (Hint: Try a Primary Source or Two) and 10 ways to Hook Homeschooled Kids On History – (Easy. I Promise.).
Avoid teaching history in a boring way, it’s not about dead people, but it’s about the events and details that bring history to life.
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