History



Free Blank Timelines
Free Timeline Figures - China and Greece
Free Timeline Figures - American History
Structuring a Large Timeline

American History for Elementary

Native Americans
Introduction - Spine Books
Lesson 1 - Tribes and Regions 
Lesson 2 - Beadwork
Lesson 3 -  Blackfeet Clothing
Lesson 4 - Eastern Tribes
Lesson 5a - Midwestern Tribes (Maple Sugar Candy) 
Lesson 5b - Midwestern Tribes (Cape and Vest) 
Lesson 6 - Southeastern Tribes (Fruit Leather and Owners Sticks) 
Lesson 7a - Southwestern Tribes (Ring Toss and Arm Band) 
Lesson 7b - Southwestern Tribes (Hopi clothing) 
Lesson 8a - Plains Indians - Fetish Necklace and Headdress 
Lesson 8b - Plains Indians - Leggings, Pouch, Fancy Bustle 
Lesson 9 - Advanced Beadwork 
Lesson 10 - Northwestern Tribes - Totem Pole 
Lesson 11 - Pow Wow 
Native American Books and Videos

Colonial America
Lesson 1 - First Colonies
Lesson 2 - Early Settlers
Lesson 3 - Relations with Indians - Early Colonies
Lesson 4 - The Thirteen Colonies
Lesson 5 - Colonial Food 
Early American Books

Revolutionary America
Lesson 1 - American Rebels - Sam Adams and Paul Revere
Lesson 2 - Benjamin Franklin
Lesson 3 - Rights - James Madison and Patrick Henry
Lesson 4 - George Washington and John Hancock
Lesson 5 - Soldiers
Lesson 6 - Liberty's Kids (Videos)
Lesson 7 - Video Series (Teens and Adults)
Revolutionary War Books and Videos 

New Nation/Westward Expansion 
Lesson 1 - Ohio River Flatboats
Lesson 2 - Handicrafts


American Government (Elementary)

Election Week Lesson Plan - Elementary
Election Math
Election Books
President Song and Oval Office Craft
Contracts, Loans, Constitutional Freedoms 
CLEP Exam Review - American Government 
Government and Media

American History, Government and Economics Combined (High School)

History of American Government - Five Thousand Year Leap
Economics - How to Prepare for the Coming Devaluation 
Richard Maybury Books
Economics Story Books
War is all about Money
Mexican-American War
War of 1812
Abraham Lincoln and the Constitution
Civil War - Big Government or Slavery?
The Road to Serfdom 
Book List - History, Government, Economics 
Election Unit Study - High School

Ancient Egypt

Lesson 1 - Ancient Egyptian Art
Lesson 2 - Map and Timeline 
Lesson 3 - Old Kingdom - Pyramids
Lesson 4 - Middle Kingdom - Sculpture
Lesson 5 - Gods and Amulets
Lesson 6 - Pharaohs and Necklaces 
Ancient Egypt Books and Videos

Renaissance

Week 1 - Map Work and Venetian Cloth
Week 2 - Weapons of the Renaissance - Make Your Own Cannon
Week 3 - Brunelleschi's Dome - Weight Distribution Activity 
Week 4 - Leonardo Da Vinci - Vitruvian Man 
Week 5 - Leonardo Da Vinci - Scientist and Inventor 
Week 6 - Fibonacci 
Week 7 - Michelangelo - One Point Perspective 
Week 8 - Michelangelo - Stone Carving 
Week 9 - Petrarchan Sonnets 
Week 10 - Albrecht Durer - Hands
Week 11 - Venetian Carnival
Week 12 - Martin Luther 
Week 13 - Renaissance Music 
Week 14 - Copernicus
Week 15 - Venetian Glass
Week 16 - Shakespeare
Week 17 - Renaissance Dance
Renaissance Books


Middle Ages

Week 1 - Maps and Intro Book List
Week 2 - Byzantine Empire
Week 3 - Moors - Geometric Art
Week 4 - Charlemagne - Stained Glass Windows
Week 5 - Vikings and Alfred the Great - Oat Cakes
Week 6 - Music and Dance - May Pole Dance
Week 7 - Normans - Bayeux Tapestry - Embroidery
Week 8 - Crusades
Week 9 - Cathedrals - Architecture Styles of Europe
Week 10 - Manuscripts and Illuminated Books
Week 11 - King Arthur
Week 12 - Giotto - Egg Yolk Painting
Week 13 - Limbourg Brothers - Calendars
Week 14 - Venice - Economics Game
Week 15 - Village Life - Sundials
Week 16 - Van Eyck and Bosch - Triptych
Week 17 - Merchants and Craftsmen - Medieval Market
Week 18 - Castle Life
Week 19 - Candles
Week 20 - Secret Codes
Week 21 - Weaving
Week 22 - Crime and Punishment
Week 23 - Canterbury Tales
Week 24 - Botticelli
Week 25 - Feast
Bonus - Fibonacci 
Bonus - Medieval Village
Middle Ages Books
Middle Ages Song


The Roman Empire

Week 1 - Geography - Quilted Maps
Week 2 - Mythology - Song
Week 3 - Government and Military
Week 4 - Punic Wars - Catapult
Catapult Testing (Math)
Week 5 -  Slavery - Woven Baskets
Week 6 - Roman Numerals and Pompeii
Week 7 - Engineering - Arches
Week 8 - Life - Shoes
Week 9 - Roman Games - Tabula
Week 10 - Feast
Week 11 - Fall of Empire - Roman Song
Week 12 - Crossword Puzzle
Rome Books
Rome Writing Assignments
Roman Forts
Romans Living in the Northern Empire
Roman Mosaics
Roman Festival 
Rome Landmarks
Ostia Antica
Roman Theatre
Roman Arena
Trier


Persia

Week 1 - Cyrus the Great and Zoroaster - Sacred Fire Jars
Week 2 - Darius and the Palace at Persepolis
Week 3 - Darius and the Battle of Marathon
Week 4 - Xerxes - Persian Carpets


Mesopotamia

Week 1 - Mesopotamia - Fish Nets
Week 2 - Sumarians - Playing the Royal Game of Ur
Week 3 - Mesopotamia Song
Week 4 - Marsh Arabs - Reed Houses
Week 5 - Babylon - Ziggurats, Ishtar Gate
Week 6 - Hittites - Cylinder Seals, Cuneiform
Week 7 - Assyrians - Battering Ram
Week 8 - Hanging Gardens of Babylon - Archimedes Screw
Week 9 - Hanging Gardens of Babylon - Pulley System
Books and Resources 
Writing Assignments


Ancient Greece

Week 1 - Maps
Week 2 - Minoans (frescoes)
Week 3 - Mycenaeans (Mask of Agamemnon)
Week 4 - Atlantis (Tsunami simulation)
Week 5 - The Trojan War (Trojan War Movies)
Week 6 - Mythology (Greek Myth Mobile)
Week 7 - Olympics (Leaf Crowns)
Week 8 -Temples (Cardboard Box Temples)
Week 9 - Columns
Week 10 - Temples (Scale Models)
Week 11 - Greek and American Government
Week 12 - Athens vs Sparta (Clay Pots)
Week 13 - Food (Greek Salad)
Week 14 - Sculpture (Zucchini Sculptures)
Week 15 - Theater (Theater Masks)
Week 16 - Philosophers: Socrates, Plato, Aristotle (the Bean Question)
Week 17 - Alexander the Great (Mosaics)
Week 18 - Greek Alphabet
Week 19 - Review (Greek Board Game)
Bonus - Pythagoras and the Ratios 
Bonus - Platonic Solids
Books and Resources
Timeline Figures
Writing Assignments
Ephesus, Turkey
The Olympics - Olympia, Greece

Ancient China

(In Dynasty Order)
Week 1 - Rice Maps
Week 2 - Timeline
Week 3 - Xia Dynasty - Pottery
Week 4 - Shang Dynasty - Ivory Carvings
Week 5 - Zhou Dynasty - Confucius Gardens
Week 6 - Qin Dynasty - Great Wall
Week 7 - Han Dynasty - The Silk Road
Week 8 - Sui Dynasty - Sorry we missed this lesson
Week 9 - Tang Dynasty - Printing Blocks
Week 10 - Song Dynasty - Ink and Landscape Paintings
Week 11 - Ming Dynasty - Vases
Ancient China Living Books
Ancient China Writing Assignments


Scythians

Week 1 - Cookie Maps
Week 2 - Clothing (Hats)
Week 3 - Houses (Yurts)
Week 4 - Metalworking (Gold Medallions)
Week 5 - Weapons and Armor
Week 6 - Beliefs (Burial Mounds)
Week 7 - Feast
Scythian Living Books
Scythian Writing Assignments


Vikings

Week 1 - Glitter Maps
Week 2 - Clothing (Spinning)
Week 3 - Society (Totems)
Week 4 - Games
Week 5 - Ships
Week 6 - Weapons (Shields)
Week 7 - Mythology (Tree Pendants)
Week 8 - Food and Feast
Viking Living Books
Viking Writing Assignments
Vikings - Images from Museum in Norway


Celts

Week 1 -  Salt Dough Maps
Week 2 - Houses
Week 3 - Jewelry (Shoulder Pins)
Week 4 - Beliefs (Celtic Robes)
Week 5 - Weapons (Shields)
Week 6 - Runes
Week 7 - Clothing (Card Weaving)
Week 8 - Food
Week 9 - Feast
Celtic Living Books
Celtic Writing Assignments
Keltendorf - Celtic Museum
Stonehenge




History Thru Travel

Middle Ages
Rothenburg ob der Tauber Wall
Crime and Punishment Museum
Oppenheim
Trouble with Pirates


World War II
World War II Picture Books for Young Children 
Munich
Nurnberg
Josefov - Jewish Quarter
Maginot Line (World War I) 
Wiskey 7 - D-Day Airplane


1600-1900
Ludwig II of Bavaria
German Living History Museum
Hallein Saltmine


More Fun History Activities

Making Paper
Historical Food Adventures
Metal Detecting - Cleaning Old Coins 
Metal Detecting - Pfennig - German Coin
Election Week Lesson Plan


History Books

History Studies After Story of the World
History Books for First Grade and Kindergarten
History Spine Books



9 comments:

  1. Oh I wish we could travel Europe with you! We love history too and we are just wrapping up the Middle Ages. So many thing I wish we could see first hand over there!!

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  2. You need to make a graphic for this so it is more eye-catching on pinterest. This is great content!

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    1. I think you're right. I will do that.

      Julie

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    2. I added a graphic here and on all my pages. Thanks for the suggestion and feel free to pin away.

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  3. Thank you for sharing this!! I am definitely Pinning!!!!

    http://stacysewsandschools.wordpress.com/

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  4. I have searched through about 100 home school blogs and websites as a home schooling mom, and this one is in the top 5! Thank you for your generous spirit in sharing so much with us!

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    1. Thank you all for you kind comments:)

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    2. Thank you for all the wonderful Timeline figures MUCH appreciated!
      We also loved the video on the Trojan War! xxxx

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