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Homeschool History Living Books - Design your approach

Using Living books as a basis for a homeschool hisory curriculum is not only simple, but yet, extremely effective in developing a love of learning, an understanding of the historical time period and knowledge of different cultures.

This page has my TOP TEN lists of my favourite living books history books for

If you are looking for a complete list of homeschooling resource books for history including teacher resources, hands on project books, unit study ideas, primary sources see the Homeschool History bookshop and select the time period.

More TOP TEN Pages are being written and will be added soon!!

Old Testament / Ancient Egypt - My TOP TEN Favourite Living Books to read aloud

Add a Spinebook, Teacher Reference Books, Activity Books and you have a complete Homeschool History Curriculum. Back to Ancient Egypt Homeschooling Resources Page.

For those who cannot see this Ancient Egypt Top Ten Living Books Widget here are the book titles: Tut's Mummy Lost and Found, Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, Tirzah, Pyramid by D.Macaulay, Hittite Warrior, God King: A Story in the Days of King Hezekiah; Genesis: Finding our Roots, Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt; The Cat of Bubastes; Make it Work Series - Ancient Egypt;

Ancient Greece - My TOP TEN Favourite Living Books to read aloud

Add a Spinebook, Teacher Reference Books, Activity Books and you have a complete Homeschool History Curriculum. Find this at the Ancient Greece Homeschooling Resources Page.

For those who cannot see this Ancient Greece Top Ten Widget here are the titles: Classical Kids -Hands on Project Book; History Pockets-Ancient Greece; Spend the Day in Ancient Greece; Black Ships Before Troy; Aesop's Fables; Aesop's Fables (Imitation of Writing Series) The Wanderings of Odysseus; D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths;

Ancient Rome - My TOP TEN Favourite Living Books to read aloud

Add a Spinebook, Teacher Reference Books, Activity Books and you have a complete Homeschool History Curriculum. Find these homeschool resources at the Ancient Rome Recommended Resources page.

For those who cannot see this Ancient Rome Living Books Widget here are the titles: Augustus Caesar's World; Detectives in Togas; Famous Men of Rome; Pompeii - Buried Alive; Eagle of the Ninth; Ides of April; Ben Hur; City; Beric the Briton; The Bronze Bow;

Medieval History Favourites

For those who cannot see the Medieval Top Ten Living Books here are the titles: Beourn the Proud, The Trumpeter of Krakow; Cathedral; The Story of Rolf and the Viking Bow; The Boy Knight; Adam of the Road; The Viking Quest Series (5 books); The Red Keep; Son of Charlemagne; The Hidden Treasure of Glaston;

Free Notebooking Pages to go with Famous Men of the Middle Ages

Renaissance and Reformation and Exploration (1400-1600) History Living Books

More living book recommendations for the Renaissance and Reformation time period can be found at the Renaissance and Reformation History Resources page. Here you will also find history spinebooks, and homeschool history curriculum.

Renaissance Favourites

Reformation Favourite Living Books

Explorers (1400-1600)

When we incorporated a unit study on Explorers, we really loved using the Bellerophon A Coloring Book of Great Explorers . This has a good summary on many great explorers and a page to colour. Then, find a good resource book on explorers as a base (such as Explorers (Usborne Book Of...) ) and a good reference on the ships of the day (such as Ship by Macaulay) and use your library. You will find a heap there!

Characters to look for are: John Cabot, Vasco da Gama, Amerigo Vespucci, Balboa, Ponce de Leon, - to the Spaniards spreading into the west: Hernando Cortes, (1500s') - read information on the Aztecs, Ferdinand Magellan (first around the world), Cabeza de Vaca (Florida to Pacific Ocean on foot), Pizzaro (1533) (Spanish conquistadore) - research Incas, De Soto (N.America), Juan Ortiz, Francisco Coronado (1541). Francis Drake (read Under Drake's Flag )

For those who cannot see the Top Ten Explorer Widget, here are the titles: Columbus (D'Aulaire); By Right of Conquest; Ship (Macaulay); Explorers who got lost; Leif the Lucky; Ferdinand Magellan (K.Bailey); The King's Fifth ; They Put out to Sea; The Usborne Book of Explorers; The Book of Columbus and Sons

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How do you teach history? Add your idea here.

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Here is also a list of all the G.A.Henty Books according to time periods.

Who is G.A.Henty? If you have boys (and even if you don't) you MUST read this! G.A.Henty Historical Fiction



homeschool history curriculumSome curriculum providers which teach history in a living books approach are

 


Where to from here?

History Bookshop: Resources and Recommendations

Chronological Approach to teaching History

Homeschool History Using a Spinebook

History using a Unit Study Approach


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