This article is in collaboration with Home School in the Woods.
History as a school subject often gets a bad wrap. Many students find reading from a textbook dry and well, boring. If you find yourself stuck in the textbook rut, read on, because we have the cure for your history doldrums. Home School in the Woods offers a variety of downloadable Activity-Paks that will utilize your students’ creativity through engaging and informative projects. Our Homeschool Review Crew had their choice of the following to use and review:
U.S. Elections Lap-Pak (Grades 3-8)
With an election coming up in November, this will be a timely study for your middle to upper elementary students. Learn the origins of the U.S. government, how a presidential campaign is run, and the process through which a president is chosen.
Benjamin Franklin K-2 Lap-Pak (Grades K-2)
His name goes hand in hand with early American History, but how much do you really know about Benjamin Franklin? Early elementary students will learn about this man that was an inventor, author, scientist, and diplomat.
Timeline Collection: A Collection of Historical Timeline Figures (Grades K-12)
This set of printable figures can be utilized for any and all projects, and with basically every age. With over 1260 figures, you should have no problem finding whatever you need for your history project.
Time Travelers U.S. History Studies (Grades 3-8)
Hands-on activities are more interesting than simply reading a textbook. Each of the studies below provides Lessons, Project Pages, Masters, and a Lesson Plan Schedule on a variety of historical periods. Pick one, two, or all of them!
– New World Explorers
– Colonial Life
– The American Revolution
– The Early 19th Century
– The Civil War
– The Industrial Revolution through the Great Depression
– World War II
Make-A-State Activity-Pak (Grades 3-8)
This study makes a good resource to use with any history or geography program. Twenty projects offer middle and upper elementary students activities with creative writing, illustration, coloring, research, and mapping, to name a few.
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Thank you to Laurie from School Days for writing this introductory article.
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