Civil War Hands-on Activities for Kids

Civil War Hands-on Activities for Kids

There are many ways to help children relate to the historical events they are studying -- we often use books, music, art, and of course hands-on activities.  Over the years we have found many projects and activities to help our kids to learn more about the American Civil War. Lasting from[Read More]

Focus on American Pioneers with These Clever Hands-On Activities

Focus on American Pioneers with These Clever Hands-On Activities

When it comes to studying history, there is no better way to make it come to life for kids than to add in hands-on history activities, no matter what time period you're studying. If you're currently learning about the American Pioneers, make sure to add some of these interactive ideas into your lesson[Read More]

Creative Colonial Hands-On History Projects

Creative Colonial Hands-On History Projects

Brave and adventurous men and women came to America in the 1600-1700s to explore new lands and new opportunities.  Their search for personal and religious freedoms lead to the settlement of our original 13 colonies and eventually a new nation.  Although stories of colonial times paint a picture of life[Read More]

Finishing Strong - Homeschooling Middle & High School

Finishing Strong - Homeschooling Middle & High School

Are you homeschooling a middle school or high school student? Then you’re definitely in the right place! We know what it's like to homeschool teens. Our hope is that as you read the wide variety of posts below, you'll find some practical ideas and any encouragement you may need. Finishing Strong is hosted[Read More]

Explore Medieval Times with 10 Hands-on History Activities

Explore Medieval Times with 10 Hands-on History Activities

The Medieval Period in European history is well know by children of all ages for castles, battles, arts, and architecture. The time between the fall of Rome and the beginning of the Renaissance offers families many opportunities to learn through literature, movies, and of course our favorite learning method --[Read More]

Experience Ancient History With These Hands-On Activities

Experience Ancient History With These Hands-On Activities

Ancient history is a fascinating time period to study. Pharaohs, mind-blowing architecture, mythology, language, warriors, breathtaking art, etc. Instead of just reading about these past civilizations, let your tweens/teens interact with history through hands-on activities. They'll not only learn more, but they'll find the subject of history much less boring. Plus,[Read More]