Category: History and World Cultures Units

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Native American Artifacts and More

I just have to rave about the amazing morning we had!  I have a very good friend who is a distant relative (12x Great Granddaughter) of Pocahontas.  She is a member of the Powhatan tribe… and has quite a number of artifacts that have come down her family line that date back 400 years or so!  I organized an event to have her speak to some of the homeschoolers in...

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Terracotta Warriors Exhibit (plus links to our China Freebies)

Last week, I shared a little bit about what we’ve been doing in our homeschool, but I also mentioned that we have been on the go a lot.  Pretty much right after that post went live, we headed out of town again! I wanted to share a few pictures from the amazing exhibit we went to see: Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China. It was wonderful! The Terracotta...

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Geographic Features, Landform Words & Topographic Map Activities – World Facts Packet Update!

As we start back to school, we are spending some time working on some geography skills again.  I added an entirely new section into the World Facts Packet about geographic features and landforms (terms such as bay, gulf, sound, atoll, channel, strait, cape, mesa, butte and many more). In addition to working with physical maps, we’ll also do a number of activities about topographic maps. I also added in some...

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Free Native American Resources and Printables

This time of year, many people study Native Americans and/or the history of the colonies.  We have a lot of  free resources on the blog that I thought I would highlight again. I also thought I would include some of the books and resources we used along the way.  We’ve covered the history and culture of different Native American tribes in different years, so you’ll find that the first resources...

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Samurai Packet (Free Notebook Pages)

Today I have a set of samurai worksheets to share with you.  They are currently FREE to download! For the past several weeks, we have really gone into a lot of depth about the age of Japanese feudalism and touched on topics including the samurai weapons, their code of conduct called bushido, and some of the most famous samurai and shoguns of this period. We started off by talking about...

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500th Anniversary of the Reformation (Notebook Pages/Lapbook)

Many people around the world are celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. If you plan to talk about Martin Luther and the Reformation this week, you might want to download our Reformation notebook pages and lapbook. They are currently FREE! It was October 1517 that Martin Luther wrote his 95 Theses (or complaints) to his bishop. According to one account, Luther nailed his Ninety-five Theses to the door...

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Oregon Trail Lapbook and Notebook Pages

Oregon Trail Packet 20+ pages! For the past few weeks, the girls have been doing a unit on the Oregon Trail. They’ve learned why people moved West, when and where pioneers started, how long the journey West took,  what was needed to travel along the Oregon Trail, dangers the pioneers encountered and other basic information about traveling on the Oregon Trail.  They spent about 10 days learning about the Donner...

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American History: Fun Online Interactive History Game

Here’s an American History resource I learned about recently called Mission US  :   If you do Mission 1 about the American Revolution, you might be interested in our packet, Causes and Events Leading to the American Revolution. You kids might also enjoy Liberty’s Kids – The Complete Series: (affiliate link) My daughters have been watching one episode most days this semester. (They are 7 and 10) The Amazon description reads:...

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History Year in Review (Grades 8, 6, 3)

Last week, I managed to get our Science Year in Review  post done. I had hoped to get the history post done too, but life got away from me!  It’s ready for my this week, though! So, here’s our HISTORY year in review!  There are quite a number of freebies in addition to the more in-depth packets I made this year. This year my kids were in Grades 8, 6,...

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This Memorial Day: Remembering the Casualties of War

Memorial Day is a day to remember all those who lost their lives in the service of our country. Both sides of our family have members of the family who have served in the military. We have ancestors/relatives who served in the Civil War, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, and more recently served in the Iraq War and in Afghanistan.   Just one, Hubby’s Great Uncle Millard, lost his life at the...

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English Reformation: Henry VIII, Edward, Mary, Elizabeth I (Notebook Pages)

Today, I have some notebook pages to share with you about the English Reformation. (They are currently free; be sure to get them now!)  In the 1500s, the Church of England broke away from the authority of the Pope. It was during the reign of Henry VIII that Protestantism took hold in England. Henry’s marital problems and desire for a male heir led to a turbulent (often bloody) time in...

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Britain Geography and Landmarks Packet

Today I have a new packet to share with you about the geography and famous landmarks of Britain.  We have been studying the history of Britain.  I wanted the kids to be familiar with some of the well-known places of London (and Britain in general). That way, when we talk about places like the Tower of London or Westminster Abbey, they would be able to envision these famous buildings. Better...

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Age of Exploration Packet

For the past couple of weeks, we have been doing a unit on the Age of Exploration. Today I’m going to share the 30+page packet of worksheets/notebook pages, cards, and activities about the famous Explorers of the 1500s. We are coming at the Age of Exploration from the context of World History.  We had studied the Renaissance and Reformation (be sure to check out those resources below!).  We are doing...