History Units

Homeschool History Units

I wanted to make a page that will make it easier to see what history resources we have available on our blog. These are some of the history units we have covered so far in our homeschool and the posts I’ve written related to each unit. As many of you know, we *love* hands-on activities and have done lots of creative activities along the way. :)

Here’s how the chart below is organized:

  • World and U.S. Geography and Landmarks
  • U.S. Civics and Government Unit
  • Native American Studies
  • Causes of the American Revolution
  • Slavery
  • Civil Rights Movement
  • Africa Unit (World Religions Topics: Ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses, Islam)
  • India and China Units (World Religions Topic: Hinduism, Buddhism)
  • Middle Ages Unit
  • Renaissance and Reformation Unit (What we’re studying Spring 2016)
  • I need to add Ancient Greece to the chart, but in the meantime you can click here!

History Topics We Have Covered in our Homeschool

World and U.S. Geography and Landmarks

World and U.S. Geography and Landmarks

  • World Facts Packet – We often started out the semester going over some basic information such as: *What are the 4 largest countries in the world? What countries have the largest population? Then we went over some basic facts about world geographical features (the longest river, tallest mountains, largest cities, etc.) and more.

World Facts Packet

Free-World-Maps-Printables-HomeschoolDen

Ages 3-6:

Montessori-Free-World-Pin-Map

FreeMontessoriWorldGeographyMap-Printable

  • Preschool Geography: Activities for learning about where we live in the world, Montessori world map work and more

DSC04518Pin-Map-Asia

landmark-activity

U.S. Civics and Government Unit

U.S. Civics and Government Unit

 

Native American Studies

The American West

 

Native Americans Unit

Navajo-Indians-History-Worksheets

The American West:

(the kids were quite young for this unit):

Ancient Aztecs, Mayans and Incas (We did a lot of fun, color crafts for this unit. The kids were fairly young at the time.)

Causes of the American Revolution

Causes of the American Revolution

Slavery and the Civil War

Slavery and the Civil War 75+page PacketSlavery and the Civil War Unit

Slavery Worksheets, Notebook Pages, Review Cards

slavery-worksheetsTerritorial Growth

territorial-growth-worksheets

Civil War Worksheets and ActivitiesCivil War WorksheetsOur Slavery and the Civil War Packet covers the three topics above:

slavery-and-the-civil-war-unit

 

Civil Rights Movement

Civil Rights Movement

  • Civil Rights Movement Lessons (Free Packet) – In some ways this is the core of what I want the kids to learn from this unit… what are rights? What is the difference between someone’s rights and a privilege? What is it like to be a part of a group? When can it be hard/painful to be left out? Judging people by what they look like. The power of speeches. This is a 13 page packet of discussion questions and lesson ideas on all that and terms like prejudice, bias, racism, etc.

CivilRightsMovement-Lessons

Key Events of the Civil Rights Movement

Gandhi-Worksheet

Africa Unit

Africa Unit

Africa: Overview of our Unit: One year we did a huge unit on Africa. We started with basic facts about the countries of North Africa. Spent some time studying Ancient Egypt (and modern Egypt), before then moving to West Africa. We studied Islam and the spread of Islam across North and West Africa. We learned about the empires of Ghana and Mali and spent time learning about Mansa Musa, emperor of Mali from 1312-1337.
 

LearningAboutIslamWorksheets

WestAfricanHistory-NotebookPages

TransatlanticSlaveTrade

 World Facts Packet -

  • Do your kids know the 4 largest countries? Which countries have the most people? The longest river? This packet covers basic world and U.S. facts. We often start out the semester going over some basic information such as: *What are the 4 largest countries in the world? What countries have the largest population? Then we went over some basic facts about world geographical features (the longest river, tallest mountains, largest cities, etc.) and more.

World Facts Packet

India and China Units

India and China Units

One year, we spent a semester studying India and then the second semester studying China. Here are some of those posts:

India Unit

IndiaLearningPacket

HinduismWorksheets

Buddhism-Worksheets

Gandhi-WorksheetChina Unit

GenghisKhan-KublaiKhan-675x331

MarcoPoloNtbkPages

Chinese-New-Year-Activities-Ages3-6

Middle Ages Unit

Middle Ages Unit

Feudalism-Worksheets-Simulation-Activities

Middle-Ages-Worksheets-Crusades-HundredYearsWar-Black-Plague

Renaissance and Reformation

Renaissance and Reformation

Renaissance-Artists-and-their-Patrons-Worksheets-Lapbook

Renaissance-Worksheets-Holy-Roman-Empire

Reformation-MartinLuther-NotebookPages-Lapbook

Music-Appreciation-Composer-Fact-Cards

 

U.S. Presidents

U.S. Presidents

  • U.S. Presidents Notebook Pages - Songs we sing to learn the U.S. Presidents in order… and notebook pages to help the kids learn who was president during some major world events.

US-Presidents-Day-Worksheet

Ronald-Reagan-Notebook-Pages

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