I am such a history nerd, and my goal is to make learning it fun for my kids. I’ve heard so many people recall how boring history was for them growing up and it makes me sad because history reveals so much about human behavior, the cause and effect of our choices, and why things are the way they our in our society today.

My favorite teacher in public high school was one of the most eccentric, mad-scientist, professorial people anyone had ever experienced in our small town, but his passion was infectious. He found the best video tapes (haha… before YouTube), and called us all “sister” or “brother.” He was weird, but we absolutely loved his class.

One thing that attracted me to Classical Conversations was how this curriculum presented history in bite-sized pieces, from history sentences to the Timeline Song. Cycle 3 has become my favorite Cycles as we cover United States History. As I take my two kids through each week, I am always inspired by other parents and especially when it comes to understanding the learning styles of my kids. They respond better to tactile (hands-on) and musical projects. Here are some of our favorite resources to inspire you through the school year. Happy homeschooling!

Book Series

living book series wildflower ramblings

Helping history to come alive with picture books and novels is important for young learners. Connecting pictures to words and concepts they see in print will help to form connections for the future. The picture above is from another blogger, Wildflower Ramblings and Amy’s collection of Living Books for American History.

We also love the “You Wouldn’t Want To Be…” series:

Not really a reader? Find some inspiration and technological alternatives in our article How to Read a Book.

“I Survived” Book Series“I Survived” Book SeriesMount Rushmore Presidential SeriesMount Rushmore Presidential SeriesEverything You Need to Know - American HistoryEverything You Need to Know - American History

 

who was cycle 3 list

Download the Who Was Book Series list for Cycle 3 and know which ones to purchase for each week. Use our link on this page to purchase your books 🙂

kids discover magazine

Audio Series

The kids love listening to audio books and dramatized stories in the car and right before bed. Adventures in Odyssey is awesome because the characters are so relatable and they include realistic sound effects.

Rush Revere Audio BooksRush Revere Audio BooksAdventures in Odyssey: For God & CountryAdventures in Odyssey: For God & CountryWee Sing AmericaWee Sing America

 

Art and Drawing

These are the coolest resources we’ve seen to help kids draw the United States and figures in history. There are writing components as well, but if you have a child who loves to create and learns visually, these are invaluable!

Draw the USADraw the USADraw and Write Through HistoryDraw and Write Through History

 

Presidents & States Studies

These resources were created by fellow mommy blogger Laura Prater from The Awe Filled Homemaker. Laura is a military spouse and homeschool mommy, and she produces some great stuff! Join her fun Facebook Group.

Explore the 50 States
learning the states usa study pack

Apps

Download some of these learning resources to your phone and review materials while you’re out and about. We will play their history sentences on the Cycle 3 app while we’re driving. Reinforce learning with technology!

Online Games

shepherd software history resources

Shepherd Software is a fun website for kids to learn all subjects including history through games and even research important facts for writing!

Videos

Whether you find clips from YouTube or scour Netflix for your next educational video, you can always ask other families in this Facebook Group: TV Episodes for Classical Conversations. Here are a few of our favorites, and we’ll add more as we find them!

Liberty's KidsLiberty's KidsThe Men Who Built AmericaThe Men Who Built AmericaSons of LibertySons of Liberty

 

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Jennifer Bryant is the wife of a good man and mother of two precious kids. Her favorite things include, reading, organizing, blogging, singing with her kids, laughing out loud with her husband, and making food for people. She lives in Honolulu, Hawaii and dreams of taking her family on marvelous adventures across the globe. In the meantime, she blogs about life and family, and encourages others to build practical skills for healthy communication, simple living, and discover their awesomeness. Read more of her posts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.