September 22, 2017

The Indus Valley Civilization is an incredibly advanced early civilization, full of wonder and mysteries. Maybe it's because our knowledge of it is still so new or because there are still so many mysteries surrounding it, but the Indus Valley often doesn't get its fair...

September 8, 2017

Ancient Egypt. There aren't just oodles of books to go along with it. The activities and digital resources are seemingly endless. Here's my list of 19 activities you can do to go along with your study of Ancient Egypt.

(I'll note which chapters of Snapshots of Ancient H...

September 4, 2017

We began our study of history last week by reading Chapter 1 out of Snapshots of Ancient History. My 6 year old son was eager to try reading the part of Ted, but isn't up to that reading level yet, so he volunteered his older brother. Ted has some longer lines in the f...

August 22, 2017

When it comes to supplemental history resources for kids, Egypt hit the jackpot! For some ancient civilizations, it's slim pickings—you're just happy to find something on topic. Not so with ancient Egypt! Egypt has the opposite problem, which resources do you choose? T...

August 14, 2017

Chapters 3 and 5 in Snapshots of Ancient History are about life in early Mesopotamia. From the invention of farming to the invention of math and writing, the Mesopotamian people of Sumer were a pretty important step in the history of the world. But I think someone forg...

August 9, 2017

This is the second blog post in my series with additional resources to go along with Snapshots of Ancient History. Today's resources go with Chapter 2: Humans Start Hunting and Gathering. I think this is a particularly fun era of history to explore because there are so...

August 6, 2017

Homeschoolers are nothing if not ambitious. It's not enough to just read about something, we want to experience it too! Here are some ideas of what you can do to deepen and expand your child's introduction to history. 

General Ideas

1. Grabbing a solid reference book for...

August 1, 2017

Are you getting ready to start your homeschooling year? Then chances are you're in the midst of lesson planning and organizing. One of my favorite parts of a new school year is setting up a learning space for my kiddos. Our kitchen table is our homeschooling hub, which...

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