How’s your history curriculum working out for you in your homeschool right now? Are your kids begging to do it every day? Or, is it something both they AND you dread? Let me tell you it doesn’t have to be that way! I have found a superb way to breathe life into any history curriculum! Simply use an add-on from Homeschool in the Woods and make your history a time you and your kids look forward to each day!
Disclosure: I received the Time Travelers History Bundle downloads from Homeschool in the Woods in order to honestly review it here. This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.
History Curriculum Add-ons
We use a different history curriculum as our main spine for history, but I love adding extra life into it by using add-ons from Homeschool in the Woods. We just recently finished a study of the Civil War. Look at all the fun things my kids did!
The newspaper is a wonderful way for kids to summarize what they’ve learned, as well as do some creative writing. What’s awesome about these newspaper templates is that they aren’t just writing article after article. There are some fun things sprinkled in, such as advertisements that relate to the historical time period or event.
Here is what my 9-year-old daughter worked on:
Get a download of the Civil War Camp Kettle Creative Writing Newspaper project!
One of the most wonderful things about the Homeschool in the Woods materials is that Amy Pak is such an incredible artist. All these timeline figures are drawn by her! Doing a timeline is a great project for any history curriculum.
My girls have always loved the various paper dolls from Homeschool in the Woods.
Lessons to Read
Something that makes the Homeschool in the Woods Time Travelers so versatile is that they do include all the lessons about the historical time period if you don’t want to use another history curriculum. In other words, you can use the Time Travelers to teach everything for your history studies!
Here are some pictures of the lapbook we put together when we studied the Civil War 4 years ago. I love that the one-time purchase allows you to use it as many times with your family as you like. I’m sure we’ll do the Civil War one at least one more time!
There are some really fun projects to do that are included, such as making safe house lanterns from tin cans and cooking Civil War era food. The Johnny Cake cornbread recipe is one of my all-time favorites now! We even went on a field trip to a Civil War museum. That was a wonderful experience.
Others in the Time Travelers Series
- New World Explorers (25 lessons covering: Reasons for Exploration, A Sailor’s Life, Ships, Navigation, 23 Explorer Profiles, Pirates, and more.)
- Colonial Life (25 lessons covering: America’s Colonies Begin, The Colonial Home, Clothing, Food, Family Life, School, Faith in the Colonies, Villages & Cities, Health & Medicine, Artisans, Crime & Punishment, Plantations & Slavery, Pleasures & Pastimes, and Holidays.)
- The American Revolution (25 lessons covering: Colonial beginnings, the French & Indian War, problems leading up to the revolution, Continental Congress, General Washington, women of the war, several specific battles, many important figures who stood for the cause of liberty, and much more.)
- The Early 19th Century (25 lessons covering: The Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis & Clark Expedition, the War of 1812, America’s First 12 Presidents, Statehoods up to 1850, Native Americans, Inventions and Innovators, The Alamo, People of Importance, The Mexican-American War, Mountain Men, Pioneers, The Westward Movement, The Gold Rush, and much more.)
- Civil War ( 25 lessons that covering: slavery and emancipation, secession, several specific battles, many important leaders and figures, women of the war, Reconstruction, and much more.)
- The Industrial Revolution through the Great Depression (25 lessons covering: The Transcontinental Railroad, The Indian Wars, The Gilded Age, Innovations & Inventors, Immigration, Growth of the Nation, People of Interest, The Progressive Era, WWI, The Roaring 20s, The Stock Market Crash, The Dust Bowl, and much more.)
- World War II (25 lessons covering: the rise of Hitler and the Nazi Regime, German/Italian/Japanese occupations, conflicts and battles between the Axis and Allies, the American home front, the Holocaust, VE and VJ Days, and events immediately following the war!)
Each of the Time Travelers includes enough teaching material for 5-10 weeks and is great for 3rd grade through 8th grade. They all include penmanship, timeline, lapbook, newspaper, all the lessons you need to read about, and so many fun projects!
These are available individually or as a bundle of all seven.
Learn more about U.S. History Time Travelers in this video:
À La Carte Projects
Giveaway of Civil War Time Traveler download
I’m so excited that Homeschool in the Woods has offered to give away a Civil War Time Traveler download ($27 value!) to one blessed family. The giveaway will run from April 5-15, 2018. The winner will have 24 hours to respond to my email. Please enter on the Rafflecopter app below.
Related Homeschool in the Woods History Curriculum Posts
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- How to Make Your Curriculum Work for You Like a Pro
- Learn All About the Composers Activity-Pak
- Ancient Egypt Study
- Industrial Revolution Through Great Depression Lapbook
(Disclosure: I received the Time Travelers History Bundle downloads from Homeschool in the Woods in order to honestly review it here. This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.)
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Love this, Gena…we (well…mostly I 😉 ) miss the fun unit study days when my kids were little. We have many lap books that we’ve kept and enjoy peeking at them once in a while. May the Lord bless your family in your homeschooling endeavours. Also, my daughter thoroughly enjoyed your Music Appreciation course!
Thank you, Janet!
I’ve never tried them, but have been looking into them for a while! I would love to try this out!
Kari Barone says
I have never tried any homeschool in the woods materials. I just downloaded the free Newspaper writing project to try it out with my son.
Kylie kopp says
We are currently using Homeschool in the Woods’ Middle Ages! Love it so much. It is so engaging and fun. My 9 year old loves all the projects!
Kelly Lamhauge says
My son has just been doing Kindergarten and we haven’t delved into the couple unit studies I have from Homeschool in the Woods yet because they are for older students. I can’t wait, though! They look fun.
Rachel P says
We have used them in the past, as my daughter loves hands on activities. I like the fact that you get all the information you need to complete it when you buy it. No other books necessary. We have almost always had the supplies we needed on hand as well. We are looking forward to using the newspaper freebie! Thank you 🙂
Judith Martinez says
I’ve never used any homeschool in the woods products but I love the timeline figures.
We’re in our first year of transition to homeschooling. History has been one of the areas I’m continually researching to find engaging curricula. Homeschool in the Woods’ materials are going on my list when I do my next review session. Thank you for introducing me to the program.
Wow! This looks really neat! My son loves history!
never used them but Ithink the hands on projects look fun
SHANNON ALEXANDER says
I have not used them yet though I did download the free project above. The projects look so fun! I really need to find a way to teach history so my kids will want to learn more.
I have not used Homeschool in the Woods materials yet, but I’ve heard that they have some great options! Thanks for the giveaway!
Robin G says
The A La Carte items are a great way to personalize our own studies/projects. Thank you for this giveaway.
Karyn Ashley-Smith says
We are in the middle of Explorers and have Colonial on deck. SO much fun!
We have never used Homeschool in the Woods before but have been wanting to.
Have not tried it as it’s not in our budget to try out many great curriculums out there. Would love to try it.