Homeschooling history and geography can be SO intimidating – but it doesn’t have to be! Here are some of my absolute favorite ideas for incorporating history and geography into your homeschool.
- A Beautiful Picture Book About the 100 Years WarIt can be so hard to find good, quality picture books for history sometimes. We search far and wide to find books on certain history topics and sometimes we come up short. When we couldn’t find a book on the 100 Years War, I took it upon myself to write[Read more]
- 20 of the Best Picture Books about American HistoryAmerican History is always a great topic to study in our homeschools. Nothing makes you more patriotic than learning about how our nation was founded! We want our children to learn all about the amazing founders of our nation, the documents that keep our society together, the American Revolution, and[Read more]
- Easily Add a History Timeline in Your HomeschoolUsing a history timeline in your homeschool is a great way to make different historical events or when different people were alive make sense to your children. They’re used a lot because they truly make a difference in your history studies! I have kept them out of our school for[Read more]
- Free Literature Based History Lesson about Johnny AppleseedI grew up learning about Johnny Appleseed. We lived in the heart of Ohio where he planted many trees. Yes, Johnny Appleseed was a real man that really planted trees! Your children can learn all about him with this free literature based history lesson about Johnny Appleseed, and you get[Read more]
- Incorporate Every Subject with this Election Day Unit Study!With the general election right around the corner, it is the perfect time to gear up for a day of learning based upon the events of the day. Election Day is full of learning opportunities for the whole family. But, did you know that you can study the election through every[Read more]
- Learn Geography the Easy Way with States and Capitals Printable FlashcardsIt’s time for us to study states and capitals so I started digging for easy ways to learn this important geography lesson. When I couldn’t find what I was looking for I made it myself! And I’m sharing it with you- printable states and capitals flashcards!
- Is Kindergarten too young to add an American History curriculum to your homeschool?I absolutely love homeschooling in Kindergarten! It may be one of my favorite ages. Kids are so eager to start school, there are so many opportunities to instill a love of learning in the simplest of ways, and the possibilities of what you can include to make school fun are[Read more]
- Double-Dipping… How to Incorporate History With Other SubjectsIf you know me and the business we’ve created over the last nearly twenty years, you’d think I would’ve had a love affair with history all my life… well, nothing is further from the truth! I flat-out couldn’t stand history in school, and I actually bargained with my high school[Read more]
- Ignite wonder in your homeschool by using literature to teach geographyUsing literature to teach geography may not be the first idea that most come up with when they think of a geography curriculum. When I think of geography, I think of maps, facts about different states and countries, and really…just plain old boring studies that I have no interest in[Read more]
- My Favorite Thanksgiving Lessons for your HomeschoolThanksgiving is a fun time to learn about our country’s history! Adding in some Thanksgiving lessons into our homeschool is something I strive to do every year. It’s fun, it breaks up what we’ve been doing for something new and fresh, and there are always a lot of resources to[Read more]
- The Studio with Art History Kids- Homeschool Art Curriculum ReviewI’ve never had much luck when it came to using a homeschool art curriculum. Either it was way too involved for our relaxed homeschool or it left me feeling like I could just piece things together myself instead. This all stopped as soon as I found The Studio from Art[Read more]
- The Underground Railroad Unit StudyThe Underground Railroad is a topic in history I was excited to cover with my kids in our homeschool. It’s such an important subject to discuss so that children can truly understand slavery and a period in our country that still effects us today. I took this topic and made[Read more]
- Super Easy Geography Lessons for LittlesWe’ve been starting to focus on geography in our homeschool, and so has my friend Allie over at Raising Pink Arrows. Allie is homeschooling two little girls- Pre-K and Kindergarten. I love the approach she took with her geography lessons, so I wanted to share them with you! She was[Read more]
- Who Was/What Was Books for American HistoryThere’s one book series that we always turn to when we’re looking for books that will teach us about history. Last year, we used the Who Was books for American History and is was so-much-fun! We now own more of these books than I can even count and the learning[Read more]
- America’s Story 2 History Curriculum ReviewWho has trouble finding a homeschool history curriculum they love? I have… until now! I happened upon Masterbooks America’s Story and it looks fantastic! We will be using the second edition, which covers the 1800’s- the Civil War through the Industrial Revolution. Goodbye, boring history. Hello, fun learning!
Homeschool history and geography
See, what did I tell you?! Homeschooling history and geography doesn’t have to be hard! In fact, it is one of my favorite parts of homeschooling. I hope these homeschool geography and history resources are helpful to you as well.
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