|My husband and I at the leaning tower of Pisa|
Missouri became the 24th state of the United States of America in 1821
Each week we get an e-mail with a detailed list of things that happened this week in history. Along with the list are tons of links that take you all over to amazing resources about each topic. There are resources in all areas of study- math, science, language arts, geography art, etc- all tied to these historical events. I like this because it connects all areas of learning- something I am always trying to do. It has been a really fun way to learn more about what happened in history- there have been so many things that my kids didn’t even know anything about that we’ve learned.
This Week in History is subscription based and costs $9.99/month. It is designed to be useful as a classroom or family resource, with appeal to students and teachers from about age six or seven on up. It aspires to help you “Inspire, not Require,” which is the main theme of TJEd. You can view the contend on the website, or through the weekly e-mail sent out. There are many ways to use it- you can make it into a formal lesson- planning out the resources you want to use, or just casually as we have been. We read through and see what interests us. Then we explore the links and resources, learning more about the different topics. The content on the website is searchable by date, topic and key words using the search form found in the top-right corner of the webpage, so if you want to look up issues from the past, you can easily do so.