Hands-on Resource Books for History

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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.

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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:

Spend the day in … series

Make It Work … Series

Hands-On History series

Hands-on History Series

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)

A History with 21 Activities books

Tools of the Ancient Greeks: A Kid’s Guide to the History and Science Life in Ancient Greece

Ancient Times

Ancient Israelites and their Neighbours

Ancient Egyptians and their Neighbours

Classical Kids: An Activity Guide to Ancient Rome and Greece

Old Testament Days: An Activity Guide

Ancient Rome! Exploring the Culture, People & Ideas of This powerful Empire

Pyramids! 50 Hands-on Activities to Experience Egypt

Ancient Greece! 40 Hands-on Activities to Experience This Wondrous Age


Medieval Times

Days of Nights and Damsels: An Activity Guide

Great Medieval Projects you can Build Yourself

Knights & Castles: 50 Hands-On Activities to Experience the Middle Ages

Medieval Projects you Can Do


Modern Times

Colonial Kids: An Activity Guide to Life in the New World

African Crafts: Fun Things to Make and Do from West Africa

Westward Ho! An Activity  Guide to the Wild West

Kids Around the World Cook!

Around the World Art & Activities

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? 

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