Category: History and World Cultures Units

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Homeschool History Units – Year in Review (Grades 9, 7, 4)

I really love pulling together these Year in Review posts because it is my chance to reflect on the year!  Looking back, I realize just how much we managed to fit in. Let me jump right in! Here are some highlights from our school year. History in Our Homeschool (Grades 9, 7, 4) Oregon Trail When we started back to school, I worked with my oldest quite a bit on...

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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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More Landform Pages Added to the World Facts Packet

This is just a quick note to let you all know that I added in a few more pages to the World Facts Packet. This packet is now well over 70 pages! When we start off the new school year, I want the kids to go over some basic world facts again.  Do they remember… What are the four largest countries? (Russia, Canada, the U.S.A., China) What countries have the...

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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!

We do a lot of history units and basic geography in our homeschool, but I also want to cover some other social studies topics. Once every year or so, we add in this World Facts Unit. We go over some basic world facts, as well as geographic terms, landforms, the deserts of the world, some famous world landmarks, topographic maps, and more. We cover… What are the four largest countries? (Russia,...

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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. 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 of All Saints’ Church...

Oregon Trail Notebook Pages and Lapbook 0

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,...

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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)

We really enjoyed studying English Reformation. The kids were intrigued by Henry VIII, his wives and children!   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 England. This is a continuation of our...

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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...