It’s time to chat homeschool history…
Our favorite way to homeschool is through carefully selected read alouds and educational games. I’ve learned that I can cover virtually any topic in this way. The learning and conversation that occurs while reading aloud and playing together can be incredible.
Today, I am sharing our family’s favorite history resources for your homeschool.
The Best History Resources for Your Homeschool
Here are some fun ways to play with history in your homeschool:
- Explore your family history! A wonderful way to explore history in your homeschool is through grandparent interviews and journals!
- Or, invite grandparents over to play a game. Chat history while you play!
- Play 20-questions with a grandparent, aunt, or uncle.
- Create your own family trivia game– this could be so much fun!
- Make a family time capsule and be sure to include your favorite family games right now. When you open it down the road, it will be fun to see how things have changed! (History Unboxed has a wonderful time capsule!)
- Explore your DNA! Such a fun rabbit hole!
- Create your own living history! Our family recently discovered these fantastic journals and they have become a favorite part of our morning time!
Amazing history books for your homeschool
I am continually amazed by the growth I see in my children when I add high-quality picture books to our existing curriculum.
- Kids Will Fall in Love with These Fantastic Biographies
- Biographies for Children
- The Friendship Dolls Series will Delight History Lovers
- How to Encourage Love of Nonfiction
- Encyclopedias for Homeschool
Here are more fantastic history books for your homeschool:
How to gameschool history in your homeschool
Gameschooling history can be so much fun!
Here are some wonderful history games:
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Our homeschool history curriculum choices
For history and geography, everyone has enjoyed:
- Around the World with Picture Books (Beautiful Feet Books)
- Around the World Stories
- Reading with History (with advanced readers) from BookShark
- Story of the World (audio)
- Pin It! Maps
- Geography games
- History games
Our homeschool curriculum choices, by year
I get a lot of questions about our curriculum choices. You can read more here:
- Gifted Homeschool Curriculum Choices Year by Year: A Resource Page
- Homeschool Curriculum: How to Ditch the Schedule and Embrace a Lifestyle
Gifts for the history lover in your life
Additional homeschool history resources for your homeschool
- Beautiful Feet Books: Literature-Rich Learning for Book Lovers
- A Simple World Monuments Study with Books, Games, and Spielgaben!
- 5 Election Books for Kids
- A Fun, Hands-On White House Homeschool Lesson
- History Unboxed: Hands-On History Fun
- Family History Project: Grandparent Journals
- Family History Project Idea: Grandparent Journal for Homeschooling