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.
Learning about dinosaurs and cavemen is a great place to start, especially with younger elementary-aged kids. Prehistoric topics have wide appeal, even for preschoolers.
Ancient History is one of my favorite time periods to study with young children. Pyramids, gladiators, Greek mythology…there is so much fun stuff to learn. Here you’ll find lots of free, printable material to make learning facts from this time period even easier.
Although it isn’t part of the 4 year history cycle, I have created some resources for learning about United States History as well. I try to incorporate American history into my kids learning whenever possible, so they don’t miss out on the fascinating development of our own nation.
In the future, I plan to have material covering all periods (Ancient, Middle Ages, Early Modern and Modern). If you’d like to stay up to date, please consider subscribing to my newsletter.
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