History Timeline Schedule Update

Homeschool History Curriculum

It was recently brought to my attention that some visitors to my site couldn’t access the entire right-hand side of the online Awesome History Timeline Schedule pages. I’ve fixed the html and now you should be able to see ALL of the assignments, even if you have a smaller monitor screen. Just scroll back and forth horizontally using the bottom of your browser bar.

For those of you unfamiliar with this FREE homeschool history curriculum, it’s completely based on WHEN things happened and covers both American and world history at the same time. It’s set up so that you can study American history by itself, world history by itself or both together (my preference). It’s totally flexible and can work as a stand-alone curriculum or can be used to supplement any other history program.

I designed it because I got sick and tired of history curriculums jumping from one event to the next going back and forth in time. How confusing!  It was always difficult to keep track of what was happening in the context of time. It was also nearly impossible to see how so many events in history are interrelated! With the History Timeline Schedule, a student can immediately see in a VISUAL context things like how the French Revolution followed the American Revolution, what was happening in the Americas during Henry the VIII’s reign, and that Victoria became Queen of England right after Texans lost the Battle of the Alamo.

As with all my other homeschool programs, I’ve scheduled in lots of goodies like “living books”, colorful non-fiction, hands-on activities, video suggestions, map assignments, art & music studies. It’s probably best used as-is for 6th graders and up, but you can easily adapt it for 1st grade to adult learners.

The History Timeline Schedule is totally flexible! Don’t like a book I scheduled in or can’t access it at your local library for free? Replace it with ANY other suitable book. Just plug your book (or activity or video) into the correct time slot. It’s that easy! Want even more book and video suggestions? Visit my free History Shelf that follows the same timeline format but has hundreds and hundreds more book and video suggestions for an even greater variety of ages.

Happy homeschooling!

Itchy-Almost-Done Time of the Year

4-15-08

It’s getting to be that itchy-almost-done-time-of-year again! I’ve noticed our site is getting TONS more specific homeschool curriculum searches via Google and other search engines. I guess all you homeschooling mamas out there are starting to look into your next year’s materials! 🙂

Now I’m feeling the bug too! We are starting to wrap up our year with WinterPromises’s American Story 2 program and I’m finding myself condensing some of the read-alouds from the schedule so we can finish them earlier. I can’t believe how quickly this year has gone by! We’re already getting into gear for this coming August by working on curriculum, making some orders, etc. From the look of our site logs, I’m not alone!

I’ve noticed via a bunch of blogs and forums that there are quite a few of you out there that are using our American history curriculum. Thanks for all the great comments and passing the word along! It’s such an encouragement to know that others are using the materials on our site!

More soon…