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We have been having so much fun with our history curriculum this year. I am focusing everything around history and it’s been great so far. I am loving the way everything ties in together. The kids are just soaking it all in. We make a library trip at the beginning of the week, and I prepare ahead to find books that go along with what we are studying that week. It really helps to have plenty of books that relate to what you are studying. My kids LOVE history.
I have mentioned before that we are using the Story of the World- vol.1 Ancient Times. So far we have read the first five chapters and have gotten through ancient Egypt. I thought I would share some of the ways we are making history fun at our house!
We made ancient weapons out of stone and sticks- didn’t have any leather straps to bind it- but the yarn was a great substitute.
We are making our own Ancient History timeline- just starting this one, so no pictures yet, but here is a website with some GREAT free resources to make your own timeline book. They have a printable timeline template, as well as a template to put your pictures in with a textbox to add the description below it. You can find so many images online now, that it is simple to do a Google images search to find anything you need.
We are also creating a lapbook that covers the whole Story of the World vol.1. I am also just getting this put together- just discovered this amazing free resource, with a video to teach you how.
Books we have enjoyed the past few weeks:
How to Be an Egyptian Princess, Jacqueline Morely
The Prince Who Knew His Fate, Lisa Manniche
Egyptian Cinderella, Shirley Climo
Mummies Made in Egypt, Aliki
The Usborne Time Traveler, Judy Hindley
The Time Travelers Handbook, Lottie Stride
Egyptian Myths, Jacqueline Morley
And many more that I can’t remember… We checked out 45 books last week. I am a little obsessed about books, as are my kids.
Hope this inspires you in some way! How are you making history fun at your house?