When teaching history, the options are countless. There are so many ways in which one can approach any history topics. Reading about the topic is definitely one of the best way to learn, but we should not minimize the hands-on approach.
Some kids learn in a very exceptional way through the hands-on approach. Even if your child is not a kinesthetic learner, making and doing projects is a powerful way to drive home history lessons. Through projects, such as building pyramids, making togas, Roman and Greek armors, coats of armor, cooking food from the Middle Ages or from early Modern times, your children can really enter the time period and experience it. These hands-on activities can serve to spike their interest in history as well.
Last month, I shared a lot of games you could use to teach history. This month I would like to share with you a list of hands-on resources you can use to find really cool activities and projects you can do to make history come alive to your kids.
History Book Series’ that covers several time periods:
Explore Series (Ancient Rome, Egypt, Greece and Native American Cultures)
American Kids in History (Pioneer Days, Colonial Days, Revolutionary War Days, Wild West Days, Civil War Days and more)
Tools of the Ancient Greeks: A Kid’s Guide to the History and Science Life in Ancient Greece
Classical Kids: An Activity Guide to Ancient Rome and Greece
Old Testament Days: An Activity Guide
Pyramids! 50 Hands-on Activities to Experience Egypt
Days of Nights and Damsels: An Activity Guide
Knights & Castles: 50 Hands-On Activities to Experience the Middle Ages
Colonial Kids: An Activity Guide to Life in the New World
Westward Ho! An Activity Guide to the Wild West
More Than Moccasins: A Kid’s Activity Guide to Traditional North American Indian Life
History is a subject that children can grow to love even if it isn’t their favorite subject in school. By incorporating hands-on activities through these resource books your kids will learn about the history of the world in fun ways!
Have you used any hands-on resources not mentioned here?