Instead of learning only about the accomplishments of famous Americans, learn about their childhoods and some of the circumstances that shaped their lives in the Childhood of Famous Americans series. Find a living book to complement your history studies in this listing by time period.
These living books about Ancient Greece will bring history to life. Books About Ancient Greece for All Ages Big Buildings of the Ancient World: X Ray Picture Book by Joanne Jessop In Search of Troy by Giovanni Caselli It’s Greek to Me by Michael Macrone The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World by Peter A Clayton The Stuff They Left Behind Portfolios Books About Ancient Greece for Grades 1-3 A City
The history of Ancient Egypt is rich and vibrant–stories of Pharaohs, tomb robbers, and advances in science with mummification, pyramid building, and new farming techniques. Enjoy these living books about Ancient Egypt and learn about the culture and daily life of that time. Books About Ancient Egypt for All Ages Big Buildings of the Ancient World: X Ray Picture Book by Joanne Jessop Pyramid by David Macaulay (must have book) Pyramids by
A lot happened from 1946 to the present. Here are suggestions for living books about the modern era to learn about the people and events of this time. Books About the Modern Era for All Ages We Interrupt This Broadcast by Joe Garner (Listen to the actual broadcast of important events in history) YouTube video of the first moon landing Books About the Modern Era for Grades 1-3 Book Series Childhood
The effects of World War II were far reaching. The following list of books includes stories of people from Europe and America. One story, Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot, even sparked my desire to learn more about the chocolate pilot and I found two other books on the subject. Books About World War II for All Ages The Sound of Music Movie Check out the von Trapp family website with more information about the
The time between World War I and World War II (1920-1939) was a difficult time for many. The United States experienced the Great Depression. Europe was trying to recover from World War I. Read some of the stories and learn about this challenging time period. Books About Pre-World War II 1900’s for All Ages We Interrupt This Broadcast by Joe Garner (Listen to the actual broadcast of important events in history)
Learn about World War I with these living books. Books About World War I for Grades 1-3 Book Series Childhood of Famous Americans Series Getting to Know the U.S. Presidents by Mike Venezia Woodrow Wilson, 28th U.S. President Once Upon America A Long Way to Go: A Story of Women’s Right to Vote by Zibby Oneal Hero Over Here: A Story of World War I by Kathleen V. Kudlinski Spine A Child’s
Bring your history studies to life by Getting to Know the U.S. Presidents in a humorous and engaging way. These books by Mike Venezia are engaging for elementary and middle school students. They’ll be learning and not even realize it! This listing of living books is broken out by time period so you can find to fit with your history studies.
The American Girl books are an engaging read for girls. They learn history by learning about the details of daily life of a girl living in an historical time period and the challenges she faced. Find a living book to complement your history studies in this American Girl series listed by time period.
There are many different opinions on what history sequence you should follow. The right one is the one that works for your family. Charlotte Mason suggests studying American History and World History on alternating days. She also suggests only teaching about the child’s own country until fourth grade (no world history until fourth grade). Here is an excellent article from Beautiful Feet Books on why you should teach American History first. The
Charlotte Mason did not teach World History to her students until fourth grade. She taught about their own country first. World History is more abstract where as the history of their own country is more concrete. Younger students need to learn about what they can see and is more concrete before moving onto other nations. Here is an excellent article from Beautiful Feet Books on why you should teach American History