Ways to make History Come Alive in Your Homeschool
History was one of my favorite subjects growing up, and I hope to pass on that excitement to my kids during our homeschool journey. History has gotten a bad reputation because of boring textbooks, but I've put together some hands-on ways to make history come alive! Don't get stuck just reading about the days past, experience the past!
Here are some more ways to make history come alive in your homeschool!
Calling all LEGO fans! Learn about history by BUILDING it! After reading The Giraffe that Walked to Paris, my son son and I read some books about the pyramids and the Eiffel Tower and built both with LEGOS!
Sometimes listening to someone else read history that has a passion for it makes the events come to life. Audiobooks are great for auditory learners! Often mom and dad just cannot give enough emphasis to certain words or parts like an audiobook can.
Incorporate history throughout every other subject. Unit Studies are a great way to connect all your subjects together. Unit Studies really allow you to dig deep into a subject as you integrate math, language arts, science, etc. into one topic-- in this case, a time in history. I love the Unit Study approach, but often found myself un-prepared.