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MAKING HISTORY COME ALIVE

History is one of my favorite subjects to teach. Not only do I personally find the subject interesting, but there are so many things you can do that will take your history lessons up a notch and make them exciting for your kids!



Here are my top 5 suggestions for making history come alive:


1. CRAFTS

Studying Ancient Egypt? Make a death mask or gold bracelets from a toilet paper roll. Learning about Medieval Times? Decorate your own coat of arms and make a cardboard sword. The possibilities are endless for the things you can create for the time period you are learning about. If you feel stuck and can’t decide what craft you want to do, head to Pinterest or Google and you will be able to find a ton of ideas for a craft that will take your child back in time and having fun.


2. FIELD TRIPS


When I first started homeschooling 5 years ago, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I could plan a field trip for my kids on almost any subject or time period fairly close to my house.


Getting out and being able to explore in a more hands-on way what you have been learning about at home is a great way for history to become more real to your kids and to help cement in some really cool facts about that era. If you can’t find a place close to home, YouTube has some great virtual tours you can go on as well.


3. FIND A RECIPE