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Free History Curriculum for Homeschoolers!


Hello fellow homeschoolers!  I’m one of those crazy people who is always writing.  Over the years I’ve put together much of my own history curriculum and I decided to start a new blog where I post my lesson plans.  It’s called U READ THRU History.  Here are some of the curriculum highlights:

  • It’s FREE!
  • Charlotte Mason (literature-based) method of teaching (each lesson revolves around a book you get from the library)
  • Created especially for Homeschoolers!
  • Perfect for multiple ages (grades K – 8)!
  • Builds reading & writing skills in children
  • Curriculum is for one full year of study
  • 17 Lessons on Early American History (Each lesson contains work for 1 week)
  • 17 Lessons on Ancient Egypt & Ancient Mesopotamia
  • Christian Emphasis
  • Teacher’s Guide included
  • Outline of the Year included
  • Simple, Easy to use!

I decided to post the first 3 lesson plans on the blog so interested families can get an idea of what the curriculum is like.  Beginning in early September I will post additional lessons — one each week.    Check out the tabs at the top of the         U READ THRU History blog to see the Teacher’s Guide and outline of the year.   If you live in Philadelphia nearly all of the books for the lessons can be found within the Philadelphia Library system.

Here’s a link to the site if you’d like to check it out: U READ THRU History.


Also, don’t forget to check out my science curriculum, The Glory of Kings, for grades K – 3.

The Glory of Kings is a simple, beneficial way to teach your student science because it:

  • Is Literature-Based –  Lesson plans revolve around “Living Books” which enable you to bond with your child/ren while you read and learn together.
  • Uses Popular Science Books – The books chosen for this curriculum are readily available through you local library or can be purchased on the internet.
  • Is Bible-Connected – Each lesson plan connects the subject studied to a Bible passage pertaining to that same subject.
  • Is For Multiple Ages – Lessons plans have activities for kids in grades K-3.
  • Uses Simple worksheets that correspond with lesson plans.
  • Has Fun, Hands-on experiments and educational games.
  • Uses Creative Projects to teach scientific concepts.
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    3 Curricula are available through Silver Lining Press:  The Glory of Kings (Human Body, Space, Animal Classifications), The Glory of Kings II (Weather, Electricity, & Oceanography) and The Glory of Kings III (Geology, Simple Machines, & Plants).  They’re also very reasonably priced! ($20 for a hard copy, $10 for an E-copy)  Here’s a link for the curricula at Silver Lining Press.   The site also shows a sample lesson plan and an outline for the year:  Silver Lining Press.
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    Posted by Gwen Fredette on August 21, 2012

4 thoughts on “Free History Curriculum for Homeschoolers!

  1. I’ve been searching the internet looking for curriculum resources as an alternative to the online public school I just enrolled my kids in. I have a 2nd and 4th grader (both extremely ADHD); we have a lot of outside appointments (i.e., therapy); my husband is always outside of the home working so I do ALL of the housework and take care of the kids. Therefore… I’m about to drop every night. I chose the school I did b/c I didn’t want to dig thru curriculum on my own and plan out the lessons. To have found this is a great help!

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