Hands-On History for Elementary and Middle Grade Homeschools! (Home School in the Woods Review)

besteproductHome School in the Woods specializes in writing hands-on history timelines, activity packs, lapbooks and more!  Home School in the Woods was created by the Pak family who began homeschooling in 1996.  They found that they enjoyed history a lot more if they could ‘see’ how it all worked together.  They began using timelines but their mom — a former graphic design artist-was disappointed in the images  in products they found to use.

Finally, in 2002, the family used their talents to start Home School in the Woods.  They began with timeline products and have grown to offer many more products to help history come alive  for you and your family. The Schoolhouse Review Crew was given an opportunity to try out three of the Homeschool in the Woods products.


Hands-On History Activity Paks — Composers includes six detailed projects to help you get to know over 40 composers, including:






The six activities include an orchestra seating chart from the 4 different periods, music history timelines, composer matching cards, and much more.

This Composers pack is designed for students in grades 3-8. It can be purchased as a download for $18.95 or CD for $19.95.

Using over 35 projects and activities, Great Empires Activity Study covers a total of 14 Ancient and Modern Empires beginning with Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, and Ancient China and ends with the Russian Empire and the United States of America.

This interactive study includes art projects, recipes, reading, a timeline and much more!

Great Empires Activity Study is designed for all levels of Elementary students and retails for $18.95 download or $19.95 CD.


The 20th Century in America Hands-On History Lap-Pak is a hands-on History Lap-Pak is designed for students in grades 3-8.  This pack guides students through some of the most important moments in the 20th Century, while helping them to create a beautiful lapbook that contains over 20 different activities!

Some of the events highlighted in this pack are:

World Wars

Political Events

Modern Missionaries

The Stock Market crash of 1929

The Space Race and more!

The 20th Century in America Hands-On History Lap-Pak  is available as a download for $21.95 or CD for $22.95.

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A big thank you to Lisa of Our Country Road for writing this introductory post.

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