Category: History and World Cultures Units

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Types of Governments Worksheets – World Leaders (Currently Free)

We have a new packet to share with you that touches on some of the different forms of government, societies, and some of our current world leaders. These notebook pages are my kids’ first introduction to some of the terms and complicated concepts about world governments, government systems, and politics. I wanted to explore some of the different forms of government… those that are ruled just by one person, a...

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President’s Day Resources

February 20th is President’s Day here in the U.S. I thought I would share some resources we have here on the blog relating to our Presidents as well as our (free) U.S Landmarks and Symbols Montessori cards and other materials. We have several different packets about our US Presidents that are free here on the blog. The third Monday in February is a federal holiday in the U.S. It is...

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Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome Worksheets and Activities

Today, I’m going to share a few worksheets and cards about Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome.  These are free to download! These cover highlights such as: Homer Troy the Parthenon The story or Romulus and Remus the Colosseum Julius Caesar Last semester, we read the Story of the World, vol. 1 (affiliate link), which is all about the ancient world. As I said before, ED loved this book! (And her...

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Free MLK Day, Civil Rights Movement Materials

Several years ago, we studied the Civil Rights Movement. I made a number of packets for the kids (which are free here on the blog) as we studied this period in US history. Not only did we talk about the historic events — what led to the Civil Rights Movement, what were the key events during the Civil Rights era, Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott… but we also talked...

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China Geography and Landmarks Packet

Free China Geography and Landmark Packet As many of you know, last semester we read the Story of the World, vol. 1 (affiliate link).  Initially, I was just reading it with my youngest, but my older two wound up listening in too.  When we came to the first chapters on Ancient China, I wanted to go over some basic facts about China including the geography, government and some of the...

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Make Your Own Egyptian Pyramid!

We love hands-on projects and ED had fun at the end of last semester learning about Ancient Egypt. I thought I would share the cool project she made (mostly on her own!). My youngest and I read through the Story of the World, vol. 1 (affiliate link) about the ancient world. ED loved the way this book is written. (She is 8.) At the time, my older two were doing...

US Presidents Worksheets 0

US Presidents Free Notebook Pages: Eisenhower

Today I have a free packet for you that reviews our US Presidents. At times in our homeschool, we take the opportunity to review the 45 U.S. Presidents. We do that by singing a song that lists them in order.   We then spend time highlighting 6 or 8 of them and talking about the major events that happened during their presidency. Then we’ll learn a bit more about one...

Slavery and the Civil War Worksheets Notebook Pages 0

Slavery and the Civil War Unit (75+ Pages)

This fall we did a major unit on slavery and the Civil War. Our 75+ page packet includes notebook pages, maps, charts, review cards and some of the resources we used for this unit. It includes extensive teacher notes. Our unit actually consisted of three parts: Slavery, Territorial Growth, and the Civil War. This is the first time we’ve covered these topics in depth (up until now, I dragged my...

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Free Ancient World Worksheets (Egypt, Mesopotamia, India)

Today I have another set of free ancient world history notebook pages for you. These review a few facts about Ancient Egypt, Sumer, Akkadia, Babylon, and Mohenjo-Daro (in the Indus River Valley). My youngest and I are reading Story of the World (affiliate link) together while my older two are working on research papers.  This is a fabulous book for young learners. The stories are engaging and she definitely begs...

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Free Ancient Egypt Notebook Pages

If you are studying Ancient Egypt, you might be able to use these free Ancient Egypt worksheets. These cover Upper and Lower Egypt and their unification, the myth about Osiris, hieroglyphics, mummification, and the Egyptian pyramids. My youngest and I have been reading through the Story of the World, vol. 1 (affiliate link) about the ancient world. These pages follow along with chapters 2, 3 and 4. ED is LOVING...

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Slavery Unit: Books and DVDs We Used

This semester we are doing a unit on Slavery and the Civil War for history.  Today I wanted to share some of the books and DVDs we used for this part of our unit. We first talked about the kingdoms of Africa.  We began watching the first disc of the documentary, African-Americans: Many Rivers to Cross (affiliate link), which we borrowed from the library. (We stopped there because we hadn’t...

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History: Kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, Songhai

We’re so excited to officially be back in school! Last week, I shared some of our science plans.  For history we will be doing a big unit on Slavery and the Civil War.  As we ease back into our routine, we’re going to spend some time learning about history West Africa just prior to the onset of the slave trade.  We’re going to talk about the salt and gold trade...

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Petrified Forest, Grand Canyon, & Yellowstone Highlights Video and More!

It’s taking me longer to go through the pictures to share them than the trip itself!! I’m excited because today not only do I have some photos to share, but I also put together a 5-minute video of Yellowstone. A week or so ago I shared our photos from Canyon de Chelly.  From there we continued west through Arizona, first to the Petrified Forest and then on to the pueblo...

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Our 7,000 Mile Trip Out West!!

Just a few days ago, the kids and I got back from a 7,000 mile cross-country trip. We visited more than 10 national parks and monuments as well as a number of famous state parks.  We spent time looking for diamonds in the world’s only diamond mine open to the public, had a long tour of Canyon De Chelly which we had studied about this spring with a Navajo guide...