History Units

Homeschool Unit Studies - History GeographyHomeschool 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. 🙂

You will find these in Our Store, but you can also view the post to find out more details! Just so you know, the history units come after the science units in our store.

History Units at Homeschool Den

Free History Checklist Printable:

I recently updated our Free Printable History Checklist. This PDF is just over 25 pages. Click the link or picture below to download this free PDF! History Checklist for Homeschoolers

The Free History Checklist PDF includes many of the history units and topics we covered in our homeschool in elementary, middle school and even into high school. It also includes some of the historical skills I wanted to cover with the kids and different history teaching strategies and activity ideas. There is a list of different types of history writing assignments to do with your kids. And, there is also a more updated list with our free history notebook pages.

History Checklist for Homeschoolers - Free PrintableYou’ll also find these history and geography units in our store. Scroll down to see lots more pictures and descriptions of our history and geography units.

Notebook Pages: Many of our packets have fill-in-the-blank student pages. You will find the full-text/answer pages immediately after the student pages. The answers are not highlighted because some families use the full-text versions (rather than the fill-in-the-blank pages).

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History Units:

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History Units   $6.99 World Facts Packet – (70+ pages) Do your kids know the 4 largest countries? Which countries have the most people? The longest river? the largest cities? the most well-known world landmarks? This packet covers basic world and U.S. facts. We often started out the semester with a review of this material. 🙂 View image 1, image 2, image 3, image 4, image 5, image 6

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Geographical Features – Deserts – Landforms – World Landmarks  The second part of the World Facts Packet covers the deserts of the world, geography land form terms from lakes, islands and peninsulas to the difference between bays, gulfs and sounds or between deltas & estuaries. It also includes a brief study of topographic maps.  Quick Preview for the World Facts Packet Geographic Features image 1, image 2, image 3, image 4

World Facts Packet - Geography Landforms

$4.99 Montessori World Map Activities and Where I Live Packet Quick Preview My galaxy, solar system, planet, continent, country, state, town, and home! Note: This packet has versions for students living in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia and New Zealand. This is offered in Earth Science Bundle Option 2 above in the science area. Visit Post or View image 1, View image 2, View Image 3

Where I Live and Montessori World Map Activities$7.99 Australia Unit (75-pages) This unit covers the geography, symbols, and animals of Australia.  Students will learn the location and basic facts about the states and territories of Australia. Then they will go on to learn more about Australia’s animals. They will learn about many of Australia’s marsupials and monotremes as well as other well-known birds and reptiles.  See more about this new unit at this post: Australia Packet Click on the links to see more pictures: Image 1, image 2, image 3, image 4, image 5, image 6, image 7, image 8, image 9, image 10, image 11

Australian States and Territories We covered the states/territories and capitals of Australia when we did our Australia Unit.  You will also find the Australia Packet listed above in science (because we also covered the animals of Australia in that unit).

Australia Unit Animals States Territories and Capitals WorksheetsStates and Territories of Australia worksheets

$7.99 U.S. States and Capitals Packet This 100+ page packet helps students learn the U.S. states and capitals. It includes US geography worksheets, a states & capitals booklet, 13 colonies maps and more!  Visit Post or View image

USA States and Capitals Packet $4.99 Geography of Europe: Countries, Capitals, and Flags of Europe Worksheet Packet (50 pages) View post or View Image 1, image 2, image 3

Geography of Europe - Countries Capitals and Flags Worksheet Packet $5.99 Civics and Government Packet 3 branches of government, presidential cabinet, how a bill become a law, basic civics questions, federal vs. state government, taxes and more! Quick Preview or View Post or View Image 1, image 2, image 3, image 4, image 5, image 6

Civics and Government Unit and Worksheets $2.50 U.S. Presidents – Quick Study (A small booklet activity that highlights 14 well-known Presidents) (See more details here)

US Presidents Quick Study - Highlighting 14 Presidents $0.00 Types of Governments & Societies; Current World Leaders Packet (Worksheets on current world leaders, Types of Governments… ie oligarchy, theocracy, dictatorship, monarchy, and democracy plus Types of Societies… ie. communism, socialism, capitalism, fascism.) Visit Post or View Image

$6.99 Age of Exploration Packet – (70-pages) This packet covers the voyages of the early explorers (1400-1550) including Dias, da Gama, Columbus, Cabot, Vespucci, Ponce de Leon, Balboa, Cortes, Magellan, Pizarro, de Soto, Coronado, Verrazono, Cartier, Drake and others. It also includes a few notebook pages about the Maya, Aztec and Inca civilizations. This packet includes notebook pages (both student and teacher/full-text pages) as well as worksheets, timeline cards and maps. Visit the Post. View image 1, image 2, image 3, image 4, image 5, image 6, image 7image 8, image 9

Age of Exploration Unit $6.99 13 Colonies Unit – a 70-page unit that covers Roanoke, Jamestown, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay, Pennsylvania, Georgia and the others. Plus, it explores the Puritans, Salem Witch Trials & Bacon’s Rebellion. Visit Post

13 Colonies Unit Notebook Pages and Worksheets - American History

13 Colonies Worksheets

$7.99  Causes of the American Revolution Packet (and American Revolution play) (See more details here)

American Revolution Unit - Worksheets and Activities

  $7.99 Slavery and the Civil War (100 pages – slavery, U.S. territorial expansion, the Civil War) (See more details here) or view image 1, image 2, image 3, image 4, image 5, image 6, image 7, image 8

Slavery and the Civil War - Worksheets Notebook Pages Major battles of the Civil War Worksheets and Activities $4.99 Oregon Trail Packet Quick Preview or visit the post or view image

Oregon Trail Lapbook and Notebook Pages

$9.99 World War I Packet 100+ pages World War I – Quick Preview or visit the post or view image 1, image 2, image 3, image 4, image 5, image 6, image 7

WWI Unit World War I Packet - 75+ pages

$9.99 World War II Unit (150 pages) from the post WWI period through Aug. 1945. Visit the post for more details. View image 1, image 2, image 3, image 4, image 5, image 6, image 7

World War II Unit - Notebook Pages -Timeline -Worksheets -Other ActivitiesCold War Packet $9.99 $4.99 (90 pages) Currently 50% off. It has been shared (just trying to find the time to do that!) Email me if you would like more details and the purchase link.  This packet covers the Origins of the Cold War; Occupation of Germany; The Cold War Begins (Containment, Truman Doctrine, Berlin Airlift); The Cold War Turns Hot; Korean War; The Cold War during the Eisenhower and Kennedy Administrations (Bay of Pigs, Berlin Crisis, Cuban Missile Crisis).

Cold War Unit - PacketVietnam War Packet – Coming Soon!

$2.50 Ancient History Writing Paper Set (28 pages) – Writing paper on Ancient Israel, Egypt, Greece and Rome, as well as the Aztecs, Incas, and Vikings. Note: this set does not include teacher notes; this is a set of ancient history-themed writing stationery. (See this post for more details) Quick Preview

$7.99 Ancient Egypt Packet Visit this post for more details.  View Image 1, View Image 2, View image 3, View image 4, View image 5

Ancient Egypt Unit

$7.99 Ancient China Unit This 100+page Ancient China Unit covers nearly 3,000 years of ancient Chinese History from the early cultures of the Neolithic period to the end of the Song Dynasty. This packet includes notebook pages, timeline cards, worksheets, geography materials and more! Visit this post for more details. View image 1, View image 2, View image 3, View image 4, View image 5, View image 6, View image 7, View image 8, View image 9, View image 10, View image 11, View image 12, View image 13, View image 14, View image 15, View image 16

$5.99 Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses Packet Quick Preview Visit Post or View image 1, View image 2, View image 3, View image 4, View image 5

Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses Packet

$7.99 Middle Ages – Feudalism Packet 50+ pages (See more details here) Visit Post or View image 1, View image 2, view image 3, View image 4, View image 5, View image 6, View image 7, View image 8

Middle Ages and Feudalism Packet

$6.99 Age of Exploration Packet Quick Preview Visit post or View ImageAge of Exploration Worksheets Notebook Pages $6.99 European History Packet 1500-1750 – Renaissance, Reformation, Age of Absolutism, Scientific Revolution, Enlightenment 90+ pages (See more details here) Quick Preview or view image 1, image 2, image 3, image 4, image 5, image 6, image 7

$0.00 Modern Art Packet – 25+ pages. It covers artists such as Renoir, Monet, Degas, Casssatt, Van Gogh, Seurat and others and gives an overview of Modern Art movements such as impressionism, post-impressionism, fauvism, cubism, pop art and more. Currently Free Quick Preview

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If you have younger student/s, you might want to start with basic world geography.  This is material we covered when the kids were 4-7 years old or so:  Where I Live & World Map Activities

Where I Live and Montessori World Map Activities

Our most popular History Packets at the moment include our World Facts Packet — Do your kids know the largest countries? the countries with the most people? The tallest mountains and/or longest rivers?  the deserts of the world? Basic geography terms from peninsula to atoll and archipelago? This is a unit we often start with at the beginning of the year or at the start of the new semester… World Facts Packet

World Facts PacketCivics and Government – We have gone over the basics about the American Government & Civics most every year (at least a little bit!). The packet covers the how the government is set up, three branches of government, some of the responsibilities of each branch, the different cabinet members, the difference between federal, state and local governments,  and more. It includes notebook pages (with answers provided), a lapbook/interactive notebook activity, basic civic questions (with QR Code answers), sorting cards, and more.

Civics and Government UnitAnd, we have units from Ancient to Modern History!

Here’s a chatty post about what we did for Ancient History (at least at the beginning of the year that year).

Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt Unit

Ancient Egypt Packet Ancient Egypt Timeline Cards and history notebook pages

Ancient China Packet

Ancient China Unit - Dynasties of Ancient China Worksheet Packet

Dynasties of Ancient China - Worksheets Timeline Card ActivityXia Dynasty - Ancient China History WorksheetsHan Dynasty Ancient China Unit Worksheets

Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses Packet

Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses PacketMiddle Ages Unit

Middle Ages and Feudalism Packet

Middle Ages Unit - Worksheets, Chronology Cards, Notebook Pages, Feudalism Simulation, ActivitiesMIddle Ages Event CardsUSA States and Capitals

USA States and Capitals PacketAge of Exploration Packet

Age of Exploration Unit - Worksheets Notebook Pages Age of Exploration Map Worksheets Maya Aztec Inca Civilizations - Worksheets and Notebook Pages Age of Exploration - Worksheets on the explorers

13 Colonies Packet

13 Colonies Worksheet Packet

American Revolution Packet

American Revolution Worksheets Notebook Pages Chronology Cards and MoreAmerican Revolution Unit - Worksheets and ActivitiesOregon Trail Packet

Oregon Trail Lapbook and Notebook Pages

Slavery and the Civil War Packet (This recently got a huge update!). This unit includes material on Territorial Expansion and Manifest Destiny

Slavery and the Civil War Unit - Territorial Growth Slavery Worksheets - Transatlantic Slave Trade Middle PassageTerritorial Expansion and Manifest Destiny WorksheetsCivil War Worksheets and ActivitiesMajor battles of the Civil War Worksheets and Activities

World War I Packet (and the Russian Revolution)

World War I Unit with Worksheets Notebook Pages and More Causes of World War I and How WWI Broke Out Worksheet - Notebook PagesRussian Revolution Worksheets - Notebook Pages

Modern Art Packet

Modern Art Packet - Impressionism Worksheets - Interactive Notebook ActivitiesWorld War II

World War II Unit - Packet of Worksheets, Notebook Pages and Other Activities

World War II

World War II Unit - Packet of Worksheets, Notebook Pages and Other Activities

Pre World War II Events - Worksheets

World War II - 1930s Germany

Political Extremists - Totalitarian and Fascist DictatorsKey Battles oF World War II - Worksheets

Cold War Packet – This unit is currently $9.99 $4.99. This unit is currently 50% off because it still is being proofed, but I know a number of you have been waiting for this unit! I have not yet written the post (or shared the purchase link publicly), so if you have any questions or are interested in this unit please email me! ~Liesl

Cold War Unit - PacketThe Cold War Unit is currently 90-pages and covers (right click on the screenshots below to enlarge)

  • Origins of the Cold War

Origins of the Cold War

  • Occupation of Germany
  • The Cold War Begins (Containment, Truman Doctrine, Berlin Airlift)

The Cold War Begins

  • US Foreign Policy and the Cold War

Cold War - US Foreign Policy and the Cold War

  • The Cold War Turns Hot
  • Korean War

Cold War - Korean War Worksheets

  • The Cold War during the Eisenhower and Kennedy Administrations

Cold War under Eisenhower and JFK Worksheets - Notebook PagesCold War Chronology Cards and WorksheetsCold War Timeline Worksheets - Major Events and Leaders of the Cold War

Vietnam War Packet – Coming Soon!

Geography of Europe Packet: Countries, Capitals, and Flags of Europe (50 pages)

Geography of Europe - Countries Capitals and Flags Worksheet PacketCountries - Flags of Europe Worksheets and Maps

Other history materials…

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!

As always, let me know if you have any questions! You can always email me! ~Liesl

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

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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-ActivitiesMiddle Ages and Feudalism Packet

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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