US History

History Reading Times 3GRD-6GRD

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  I rebooted the old guides I made that timed out the literature for history so you could plan better how long it might take you to get through it.  Each book that I could get the word count for has the number of “days” scheduled in the syllabus so that you know how long […]

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Wall Timeline Printable

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Each child has a super-detailed book timeline, but on our wall we have what I like to call the “Ballpark timeline.” Every century has a saint, an American history event (or something that fueled the quest), a music period, and an artist. The music people are pictured in the right century, but they don’t have […]

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Date Rhymes

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Theoretically, rhymes are my “art.”  But, these are NOT NECESSARILY GOOD. Some of them intentionally so. HA! I want them to each stand alone.   If we memorized them as a whole poem, the child would have to recite the whole thing to get to the correct date. Varying the meter and whatnot, while irritating to […]

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A Peek Inside: US History Picture Books

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  Though many of these come earlier in the year, they are unlikely read-alones, unless your child is ahead in his reading skills.  The above book is 79 pages of what you see below.  We have yet to finish it within the bounds of the scheduled assignments, however the online syllabi have it spread over […]

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Pioneers and Patriots Cut & Paste!!! Timeline

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Doing the 4GRD-5GRD timeline is one of those suggestions that doesn’t happen in our house.  If it ain’t in the lesson plans, it ain’t a-gonna happen.  And when I do get around to it, it’s a MONUMENTAL task.  So, I have made a cut-and-paste version (or  a exactly what-to-write-where version) for you, using the 92-page […]

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A Peek Inside: US History Easy Readers

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The second half of the third grade year, the books are easier than in the beginning. My kids don’t really read ANY of the history books on their own until this point in the year.  The highlighted list below shows you the reading level for all of the history 3rd grade books.  Note that the […]

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A Peek Inside: D’Aulaire Biographies

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The D’Aulaire biographies are a time-tested stand-by for homeschool history.  Almost any literature-based curriculum is going to use at least ONE sometime.  Our curriculum uses them A LOT.  Over and over.  At first I thought that was weird, but after going through a few rounds of them and realizing that they remember more each time, […]

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A Peek Inside: Easy Make and Learn Projects- Colonial America

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  Easy Make and Learn Projects-Colonials America  is a book of patterns for models and paper projects.  There’s at least one for each of the colonies, including Roanoke.   The book recommends that you reproduce the patterns on larger, or at least thicker, paper.  We ran it through our copier/scanner/printer on card stock and it […]

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History Date Labels

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  I have posted these cards before, but not with the date labels. To use this work: Download images by clicking on them. Print them all on card stock and laminate. Cut pictures apart from each other, leaving the event name attached. Cut apart all of the dates. In sharpie, write the correct date on […]

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American History Books According to Difficulty

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  In my school, the supplementary reading for a given time period is OFTEN way above the reading level of my child.  (Laura’s children must have been reading super-stars!) So, I assign separate reading practice.  The easiest way is to get the appropriate Sonlight Reader Guide (they have a test on the site to establish […]

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Dates and Mountain Height Cards

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Click the pics to download! In 3rd grade Mother of Divine Grace, we memorize American history dates, mountain heights, and river lengths.  These are the cards for most of the year.  I will add more later.  Print out the pictures on cardstock and hit them with contact paper or run through your thermal laminator.  Then, […]

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A Peek Inside “How Our Nation Began”

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This a really sweet introduction to American History.  It’s not especially graphic about deaths and battles (which disappoints my son), but it’s very kind to all groups involved in the settling of the New World.  It places a great emphasis on how religion really drove many of the great events in our nations early history […]

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A Peek Inside “Our American Heritage”–Abeka

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If you want a map skill workbook that covers all the bases, this one is great.  My son is great with maps, so it’s a little below him but my daughter will find it pretty challenging next year. See the page shot below for a good idea of it.  There’s no instructional pages, just work […]

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