How do you help your child understand the lives of those who lived in the past when all they know is so completely different? Tammy Cardwell suggests a way that children can learn by writing history for themselves.
Helping Your Child Learn History
If you look for the meaning of "history" in the dictionary you may be surprised to find that history is not simply the past itself. The first meaning of history is "tale, story," and the second meaning is "a chronological record of significant past events." The opening of tales for children—"Once upon a time"— captures both the story and time nature of history.
Historic Games - Playing History
My favorite resources for adding interest to history stories are those resources that help children imagine what it would be like for them to live in a particular period of history. Games are a part of every child's life. Learning about the games played in other parts of the world adds a personal dimension to geography studies. Playing games that were played in Ancient Egypt or medieval England will do the same for history studies.
History in High School
Whether you’re ready to do high school level surveys of American or world history or you’re planning to do work on more narrowly focused history topics, we have high school level resources for you to compare when planning your high school history curriculum.
History trivia is a welcome remedy to 'bored kid syndrome'. Get your kids started creating their very own trivia game, and they'll be busy for hours researching and writing trivia questions and putting together their game board and playing pieces.