You know I LOVE history! I’m adding new history products to my store nearly every month, plus I have lots of free printable worksheets on my timeline for you to enjoy! I would also love to hear your requests! Please email me or leave a comment any time. Here are some of my favorite US history resources!
Truth Quest History: This is one of my favorite history resources of all time. TruthQuest History goes beyond sharing history. Instead of sharing the story of mankind, it shares the story of God, a love story in which He is always at work to call and redeem humanity. This is a series of 11 titles that covers world and US history for elementary-high school. Read my review of each title and learn more about this incredible resource!
Revolutionary Ideas: The story of the American Revolution starts long before “the shot heard ’round the world,” and Revolutionary Ideas, a Once-A-Week Unit Study by Homeschool Legacy, begins with an overview of key pre-Revolution world events. It then moves into the lives of colonial Americans and their disagreements with King George III. Chapter Three is one of my favorite parts of this unit study. In it, we meet “the firebrands,” Samuel Adams, Thomas Paine, and Patrick Henry. These men lit the fire of revolution and helped to fan it into a flame that would prove to be unquenchable. Read my full review of Revolutionary Ideas.
FREE: Writing Prompts from History for Teens: Take your writing – and knowledge of history – a step further with these writing prompts from history. These 100 writing prompts from history touch all seven continents, beginning in the 500s and continuing through the modern day. Students will witness the signing of treaties, the accomplishments made in a variety of sports, the debut of inventions, and much more. Grab Writing Prompts from History for Teens today!
Fashions in History: The Fashions in History course is a unique, exciting, and challenging history course designed for young ladies interested in history. The course focuses on women and children’s fashions from the 18th century to 1910. In addition to readings on the main topic, the study contains optional readings on dolls and 19th-century culture for students of all levels, conversations about museum and archival topics, historic needlework, historic recipes, coloring pages, practice in computer skills, vocabulary, clothespin-doll-making projects, and a short course in hand-sewing and embroidery. Any part of this curriculum may be used to supplement a regular history or home economics course, or it may be used as an elective course. This is a truly special, fascinating course I hope you’ll take time to check out!
HIS Story of the 20th Century: This is an engaging look at modern history for advanced middle school as well as high school students. When done along with the workbook (which is sold separately), it can be used for a full high school credit. What I enjoyed about this history curriculum by Meredith Curtis and Powerline Productions is the abundance of often-forgotten or overlooked moments in time and the short fictional stories interspersed throughout the text. I don’t know about you, but when I studied modern history in school, it pretty much wrapped up with World War II and then skimmed through everything from Korea and beyond (despite the fact that more than 50 years had passed between the end of World War II and when I was in high school). Read my full review of HIS Story of the 20th Century.
Drive Thru History: American History: If you’re looking for a fun, exciting way to learn things you never knew about the founding of the United States, Drive Thru History with Dave Stotts is it! These fun episodes are packed full of history and sprinkled with enough humor to engage even reluctant students. I could watch these episodes again and again. Check out Drive Thru History: American History!
Heroes and Heroines of the Past: I have never read a history book like this one. If your child has ever said history is boring, or you are looking for ways to make history alive and relevant to your family’s lives today, take a look at this history curriculum byAmy Puetz and Golden Prairie Press. Heroes and Heroines of the Past: American History takes us on a journey from the Age of Discovery and the days of Leif Erikson and Christopher Columbus through the wars that shaped our nation to events such as the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, that continue to shape our nation today. Skillfully woven throughout the historic narrative are the stories of more than 70 heroes and heroines who risked, and sometimes gave, their lives for their faith in God and their love of freedom. Read my full review.**
Spies of the Revolutionary War Writing Unit and Lapbook: by New Millenium Girls: There are six language lessons developing creative writing skills and enhancing history education. An oceanful of colorful characters and fun learning opportunities lurk around every corner making this writing adventure every child’s favorite! Each writing exercise uses visual, auditory, or hands-on projects sure to engage every type of learner. Make a battle drum, create your own secret code, or memorize parts of a famous speech. Develop a spy character and write about it! Even the reluctant writer will dive into the writing pool! Check out Spies of the Revolutionary War Writing Unit and Lapbook.