Teaching history to your tween can be hard. How do you get them interested in something that happened so long ago? I can barely get Mini interested in what’s going on now much less “old stuff”. She also needs something a little more hands on to help her process and retain the things we read and this hands on History Unit Study is perfect. You first met Home School in the Woods in our Hands on History- Ancient Greece Review post. It was a given that I'd apply if they came up for another review. We've been reviewing HISTORY Through the Ages: Time Travelers American History Study specifically The Industrial Revolution through the Great Depression.
Comes with everything you need:
You can purchase and download everything instantly or you can purchase a CD that includes everything you need to learn about this era in history.
Here are some of the things included:
Lesson’s text pages
For younger kids they have pages where the words can be traced over like below.
Three-dimensional Projects such as making a Suspension Bridge, a Wright Brothers Flyer, and more.
Authentic Crafts such as Paper Tole, a Penny Rug, a Yo-Yo Quilt, and WWI Silk Postcards
12 Lap Book Projects
For those mommas that's need more help, like me, you also get Teacher helps, Teacher keys, and resources. These will help you lay out each day's lesson and let's you look ahead to get an idea of what's coming up.
During this unit study, you will also learn about
- The Transcontinental Railroad
- The Indian Wars
- The Gilded Age
- Innovations & Inventors
- Growth of the Nation
- People of Interest
- The Progressive Era
- The Roaring 20s
- The Stock Market Crash
- The Depression Era
- The Dust Bowl, and much more!
Using this hands on History unit study
Mini and I eased our way into working on this review. We've been working on a lighter load since it's Summer. WE LOVED ( read that as I LOVED) reading and learning about the Great Depression(The Waltons anyone?) there are even Depression Era recipes for kids to create. She loved learning this way. There are tons of hands on activities for her to go through and that makes it so easy to keep her interested in learning more.
Mini loved learning about the Indian Wars. We are part Native American so that section was definitely something that held her attention. She would love if all our History lessons had to do with Native Americans. If you have a child that has a specific event that they love learning about be sure to check out Home School in the Woods' A La Carte section. I think I'll be ordering The Civil War and World War II from the Time Travelers series next. I love that they have everything I need.
There’s no doubt in my mind that this hands on History unit study will change the way your child views this part of history. It will really keep them active and doing as they are learning. I really think with all the hands on activities it makes it fun and that really helps them retain the information.
Does your kid/kids love learning about History? Do you think this would help them love it more?
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