Skip to main content

History Made Easy

I was compensated for this review. All opinions are my own.

When we started this Homeschool journey, one of the questions that kept popping up in my head was how am I going to get all the history in. There is just SO MUCH to learn. I purchased a first edition history book, from the 70s (HA!), that I LOVE, but I still wanted to build on that.

I remembered that Mads absolutely loved the 'Who Was' books, so I started there. We started out learning about the early states, so I started with the Johnny Appleseed book. I loved that what we were covering in our lesson, was also covered in the fun book we were reading.
I also LOVE that these books have a bit of science tossed in! I had planned on just doing whatever for science this year, and well....that hasn't worked out very well yet. Tying in our history lesson, with a science lesson that goes along with it is just an added bonus! We also plan to do a cooking lesson (hello math and more science), we are going to make applesauce and apple butter.
There are just SO MANY side lessons we can do with just this book alone! I can't wait to dig into the others and see what all we can do with them! The books are not very long at all. We only read about 2-3 pages per day to spread it out and make it last through the length of our history lesson. That also gave us time to do any special projects to go along with the book.
While my friends at Family Christian no longer carrier the 'Who Was' line, they still have a WONDERFUL selection of other great history books for kids!

Here are my Top 5 Supplemental History Books for Kids:

I would LOVE to know some of your favorite books to supplement with your history lessons! Leave me a comment below, we can always use more books! 

Popular posts from this blog

Strawberries and Cream Instant Oatmeal | Recipe

I don't know about you but, we go through oatmeal like that is the only thing to eat on this planet!   Seriously a TON! My youngest would eat it for every meal and snack....every day....if I let her. Yes, the little packs can be cheap (if you can find a coupon and get them on sale) but it still adds up.  I used things I already had on hand so there was no extra cost to make this.  FREE is ALWAYS good!   I tried before to make little packets to keep on hand but that was a complete fail.  I have since reworked the recipe and am happy with the results.  I decided to just keep the oatmeal in a glass container this time and scoop out what we need, when we need it.  You can also make this into packets by just scooping the desired amount into zip-top bags. {Strawberries & Cream Instant Oatmeal}   12 Servings 6 Cups Quick Cook Oats 1 1/2 Cups Oat Powder 2 Cups Powdered Milk 1 - 1 1/2 Cup Sugar 1 Cup Freeze Dried Strawberries Directions f

Fun Family time at America's Incredible Pizza Company

This post has been compensated. All opinions are my own.  What do YOU like to do for family time? A few times a year we love taking the girls to America's Incredible Pizza Company . We love spending time together, munching on yummy pizza, and playing fun games. Fun, Food and Family America's Incredible Pizza Company is the place to find it all! Incredible Pizza Company delivers high energy and a quality experience for the entire family. After enjoying our freshly homemade buffet; enter our world famous Fair Grounds and play over 100 arcade and carnival style games. Race to the finish line while driving our go karts, get lost in a friendly game of laser tag, get a hole-in-one while playing glow golf, and spin away on the bumper cars and more! So whether you're 6 or 60, enter our fairgrounds and have an incredible time while making memories that will last a lifetime! Get a 99 cent All-You-Can-Eat Buffet with a $15 Game Card Purchas

Granny's Flitters

I love my family!  There are so many things I love about each person and also about all of us as a whole.  One of the things I love about my family is we love traditions. Today I am going to share just one of the many traditions we have.....FLITTERS! To me when I think of comfort food, I think of Flitters.  It was a special morning to wake up to the delicious smell of flitters frying in the morning.  It is one smell that every time I smell I am brought right back to childhood and great memories. I am not really sure where the name "flitters" came from or if someone just made it up.  I can tell you how it got started though! My Great, Great Uncle Orville's mom (Grandma Cook) baked bread.  On the days she would make extra bread dough she would invite all of her grandkids over for a flitter night.  She would make her bread and then the extra dough she would roll out, cut into strips and fry up for the kids to enjoy.  That tradition was then passed to my