Learn more about one of our history levels:
With Curiosity Chronicles your child will:
Learn to discuss complex ideas
Our books are written as a back-and-forth dialogue between our main characters, Ted and Mona. The dialogue format allows us to present alternative views and competing historical facts. It allows us to discuss the role of often underrepresented people who are ignored by narrative-heavy history. The dialogue also allows Ted and Mona to break down complex ideas piece by piece. This not only makes complex ideas accessible but it also models for students how to discuss complex ideas.
Develop critical thinking skills
Students will learn not only what happened in history but also why those events happened. Students will learn the building blocks of human societies and how one change often leads to another. With Ted and Mona as their guides, students will learn to analyze events and apply those skills to new situations.
Engage in hands-on learning
The learning doesn't stop when the chapter is over. Our activity guides include map work, timelines, supplemental reading, art projects, science projects, research projects, recipes, Minecraft building prompts, review activities, and more to ensure your student will be able to expand and build upon their learning in a meaningful way. We also have lapbooks and interactive notebooks for even more expanded learning.
Find tangential learning
Our chapters often open the door to tangential and cross-subject learning. Is your child learning about place value in math? Our chapter about the Maya in Snapshots of Ancient History explores exactly what place value is and why it's so important. Learning about germs in science class? Our chapter on the Islamic Golden Age in Snapshots of Medieval History discusses the origins of germ theory and why it mattered. Looking for even more learning? Each chapter is followed by a "Want to know more?" box with suggested topics for further study.
Jessica, The Waldock Way
I grew up hating history and was not looking forward to teaching it in our homeschool. But, Curiosity Chronicles has changed that. The dialogue format makes it fun for me and my daughter to read it together and really bring history to life. My daughter is obsessed with the Minecraft aspect of it too and looks forward to each chapter because of it. Thank you for such an in depth well thought out program.
Elizabeth, Homeschool Mom
My kids love the Minecraft building challenge for each chapter—they often request history because they knew they will get some game time at the end.
Arlene, Homeschooler By Design
When you have kiddos with special needs it’s can be difficult to find a program that addresses their various learning styles...Curiosity Chronicles does just that.
The multi-sensory approach takes vastly different avenues and includes activities that explores history through an expansive worldview; truly connecting them with an enriching history education. They are not only able to see, hear, and learn from the deeper focus of innovation and discovery...but also, the author is conscious of the kids of today’s main interest and meets them where they are at. For example, every chapter includes Minecraft challenges! Such combinations are truly unheard of and it has become a center point of our homeschool days and rhythm.
Rebecca, Homeschool Mom
Wow! It's incredible. I looked for ages for exactly this kind of history curriculum. I cannot say enough wonderful things about it.
Eileen, Homeschool Mom
I really, really love how this curriculum focuses on the achievements and competence of past civilizations... It is diverse, covering civilizations from all around the globe... The information is interesting and the depth and content age-appropriate...By far the best elementary history curriculum available at the moment!
Sarah, Homeschool Mom
I didn't know what to expect when buying this curriculum and my son is LOVING it. I have a gifted 9 year old who gets bored easily if something is too easy but also doesn't like dry. This is challenging and engaging.