Middle school is a great time to dive deep into history. Kids this age are ready to move beyond simple stories and history projects to more in-depth studies and discussions. And, with a few simple tools, it’s possible to easily create your own middle school history curriculum - perfectly suited for your children.
History lessons can be dry and boring if you rely completely on a dry and boring textbook. But there is a better way! It’s so easy to make history come alive with the right books and resources. One of the best ways to make your history lessons fun and interesting are with well-planned hands-on history projects. And, no matter the time period you're studying, there are some activity ideas you can easily include. Here are 8 ways you can make history a little more interesting with some hands-on, creative history project ideas.
Are you looking for an interesting way to teach American history? You need to take a look at The Giant American History Timeline. It’s such a fun way to learn about history! Have your kids complete various activity pages and then use them to build timelines that show how various historical events and people are connected. It's a great tool for understanding historical context and for making history come alive!
What’s the point of a teacher’s manual, anyway? It’s an answer key, of course, but sometimes we let this important tool become the master of our homeschool.
Have you made the mistake of letting your teacher’s manual boss you around?
Creating your own US geography study is simple -- all you need are the right resources and a plan to put them all together. Take a look at what we're using to create our own United States geography lesson plans.