I never enjoyed history growing up. However, as an adult, I now realize that the reason I never liked it was because there was so much pressure to memorize every last detail. I would cram for tests and get good grades on exams, but then forget EVERYTHING as soon as I put down my pencil. Now that the pressure has been removed, I find the subject fascinating. I’m hoping that I can present the study of the past to my kids in such a way that they never experience the boredom and dread that I used to associate with the subject. I’m also excited, because I feel like I’ve been given a second chance to learn and appreciate the past (and hopefully this time retain what I learn).
I’m hoping to make a number of resources related to general history learning. These resources are not specific to any time period. (I especially recommend my blank world history timeline divided into geographic regions to help with keeping all your learning straight.)
At the moment, I’m working on studying Ancient History with my 6 year old. Here you’ll find lots of free, printable material to make learning facts from this time period even easier.
In the future, I plan to have material covering all periods (Ancient, Middle Ages, and Modern) as well as material specific to the history of the United States. Maybe I’ll even come back around and make some material for prehistory as well. If you’d like to stay up to date, please consider subscribing to my newsletter.
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