Today we will discuss History curriculum, activities we do with our History curriculm and how to make a timeline.  First I’d like to tell you about the curriculum that I use.  We are currently using “The Story of the World”.  I bought the soft cover book and the activity book.  I really like the review questions, the map work and the activities that are available in this book.  The activity book has both the teacher’s guide and the student workbook in it.  Every chapter has a reading portion in the book, questions, map work and activities in the activity book.  These books sell for around $12.00 for the book and $ 23.50 for the activity book.  The hardbond book runs about $16.00.

The activities that I add to this are our timeline and a lapbook.  I found the lapbook components on this website:  The Chronicle of the Earth  This is a good website by a homeschooling family.

Our timeline we made from file folders.  Here is a picture:

This is just the start of our timeline, but we are both very excited about it.  We started at Creation (4000 BC) and we have gone to about 2100 BC.  I’m not sure of some of my dates, but its fun to try and figure it out.

The other two curriculums that I have to show are “The Mystery of History”.  The curriculum begins with Biblical history and intertwines both Biblical and World history.  So you can see how things lined up.  She also has questions, activities and map work.  She also adds pretests, and tests.  This curriculum runs around $39.00 and will last an entire year.  The third curriculum is called “TruthQuest History”.  This curriculum has you reading about the history through library books.  She gives you an overview of the time period and then gives you a list of library books for you to read.  The curriculum is around $25.00.

The rest of the webcast was talking about what other curriculums were used and liked.

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