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S. History - General Resources
S. History - Internet Resources
S. History - Western Expansion Resources
S. History - 20th Century
History - General Resources
History - Ancient Civilizations
Primary Sources on the Internet
to Supplement History:
This is a list of books by historical events.
Social Studies Teacher's Book of Lists (used
First Edition) and The
Social Studies Teacher's Book of Lists, Second Edition
History Portfolio Junior.
(Ancient Rome Activity Book, Ancient
Egypt Activity Book, Civil War Era Activity Book, Colonial
America Activity Book) published by Edupress.
History: Civil War
Pockets: Life in Plymouth Colony, Grades 1-3
Hands on History: Colonial America
Lewis & Clark Expedition: Join the Corps of Discovery
to Explore Uncharted Territory
of a Child products
Throught the Ages, Record of Time (see my review of
Ancient China, to the Great Wall and Beyond by
Judy Wilcox (see
my review of
HISTORY - GENERAL RESOURCES
books, written in 1950-1970, include stories
of famous people and historical events from American
and world history. Recommended as read alouds or
independent reading for grades 4th+.
that Teach American History by Ken Sheldon
(Scholastic). Another terrific resource for your Auditory
learner. The tunes are catchy and your
kids (and you) will have fun learning about Explorers
to the New World, Native Americans, American Revolution,
Bill of Rights, Lewis and Clark, Westward Expansion, Civil
War, Underground Railroad, The Age of Invention, and Immigration.
Along with a CD of music, you get a booklet of historical
information and activities to go along with the lesson.
ISBN 0439385202. (K-6)
Adventures From American History Includes
dramatized stories about Paul Revere, Valley Forge, Molly
Pitcher, Nathan Hale, Betsy Ross, Crispus Attucks, and
Benjamin Franklin. Excellent for the Auditory
Declaration of Independence. The Words that Made America
by Sam Fink. This is the best introduction to the Declaration
of Independence I have seen. Easy to understand and nicely
illustrated make it a resource for all ages. ISBN 0439407001.
that Built a Nation
by Marilyn Miller. An excellent introduction to the primary
documents of our country including the Mayflower Compact,
Poor Richards' Almanck, Speech to the Second Virginia
Convention, Common Sense, Constitution and the Bill of
Rights, Farewell Address by George Washington, Monroe
Doctrine, Star-Spangled Banner, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Emancipation
Proclamation, Gettysburg Address, I Will Fight No More
Forever, Speech at the Berlin Wall, and many more. For
all ages. ISBN 059029881x. K-12.
Maps of World History
Maps of American History
are excellent resources to use as map studies for history.
Read my complete
Bradford and the Courage of the Pilgrims by Great
Lives. This series of CDs is a must for your auditory
learner, but will be equally enjoyed
by all. Each CD is professionally done and well worth
the investment. Great Lives searches "stories from the
finest biographies - many of which are no longer in print
- and brings them together into an easy-to-listen-to audio
CD." Each month you will learn about someone new
such as Gandhi, Alexander Graham Bell, Mary Bethune,
and Abraham Lincoln. Subscription: $8.95/month. www.storiesofgreatlives.com.
to the Nation
by Dr. John Slade. Historical fiction set during the American
Revolution. Recommended for adults and 9th-12th graders.
Read my complete review here.
HISTORY - All 50 States
Happened in America: True Stories from the
Fifty States by Lila Perl, Ib Ohlsson. A great reading
book that includes 51 stories from each of the 50 states
and the District of Columbia. The stories range from Colonial
period, Civil War, Industrial Revolution, and the modern
age. They feature Americans of all backgrounds and tell
of enterprise, determination, courage, compassion, vision,
imagination, and triumph. Out of print - check your library
or buy used. ISBN 0805017194. Read aloud for all ages.
HISTORY - INTERNET RESOURCES
HISTORY - GENERAL RESOURCES
For Little Pilgrims published
by Christian Liberty Press. This is great world history
resource for K - 1st graders. It covers from creation
through WWII. Timeline breakdown is as follows:
Creation, Pg. 1 - 13; Flood,
Noah, pgs. 14-20; Abraham, Isaac, Joseph
in Egypt, Moses, King David, pgs. 21-29; Jesus,
pgs. 30-35; Apostles, the Church, Roman Empire,
persecution, pgs. 36-43; Augustine, St. Patrick,
Boniface, Middle Ages, pgs. 44-53; Luther,
Calvin, Puritans, Reformation, pgs. 54-65; First
Americans, Explorers, Pilgrims, Jonathan Edwards, Colonial
Days, pgs. 66-73; Revolutionary War,
Patrick Henry, Washington, Jefferson, pgs. 74-79;
Westward Expansion, Lewis and Clark, Pioneers,
pgs. 80-85; Civil War, Dwight Moody,
pgs. 86-91; G.W. Carver, Edison, Teddy Roosevelt,
Douglas McArthur, WWI, WWII, pgs. 92-102; U.S.
symbols and landmarks, pgs. 103-113. ISBN
Reformers, Revolutionaries: Full Family Curriculum
Pack by Diana Waring. A terrific resources for all
your learners, especially auditory
learners. Buy single or in a set.
and the Magic Picture Frame
by Michael S. Class. A wonderful resource for stimulating
interest in history. Read my complete
History Portfolio & Timeline by Barbara
Shukin. Read my complete
China, to the Great Wall and Beyond by Judy
Wilcox (Read my complete
sure to keep track of your history studies in The
to Curriculum Recommendations