Everyone must teach and learn United States History at some point.
We start when our children are young telling stories about the Mayflower.
And we add to the story.
We add more layers.
We need tools for the job.
Here’s a list of our favorites and a chance to win a few.
Our Favorite U.S. History & Government Resources
All American History– provides a good scope and sequence for American History. We use it for high school with some modifications.
Geography Quests– These are short adventures in geography which include many topics of history for both the United State and the World. Many are themed studies. Check out the list!
Time Travelers US History Series– from Homeschool in the Woods. These are fabulous for kids who like to be hands on with their studies.
Make a State Activity Pack– from Homeschool in the Woods, you can make a lapbook for each state or purchase the map game separately.
Wonder Maps– This online atlas allows you to customize maps for printing. You can have your students focus on any feature you’d like.
US Map Bundle– from Pin It Maps. These are a lot of fun with a modern US map and two historical maps. Mounted on foam core and ready for labeling, these are gorgeous maps for interacting and display.
The Oregon Trail– card game. Fun little adaptation of the original computer game.
Professor Noggin History of the United States– We love Professor Noggin games. These are dice rolling trivia games with three levels of questions. You can also find United States Geography and a family favorite on Presidents of the United States.
Timeline American History Game– Have you played Timeline? This fun card game is packed with events and you must place them in order. The whole family can play together.
U.S. History & Government Back to School Fun Pack Giveaway
Just for fun, I’m giving away a set of 7 history and government books and the game Civitas from Bright Ideas Press. The books are both for young and older students. There’s something in here for everyone!
- Civitas -This is a game that teaches about various forms of government. We were on the test team for this game. You’ll love it!
- Abraham Lincoln Great Speeches– a collection of speeches by Lincoln from Dover Publishing
- The Great American Trivia Book– a bonus book full of fun facts in America’s history
- Wilbur & Orville Wright Young Fliers– from my favorite series of biographies, the Childhood of Famous Americans
- Don’t Know Much about American History– a question and answer guide for older elementary and middle grades
- History of US All the People– Book 10 from Joy Hakim’s series this is 1945-1999.
- USA Constitution Activity Book– fun for kids to remember the Constitution from Dover
- Presidents Facts & Fun Activity Book– another title from Dover that is sure to be an entertaining read on the US Presidents.
Enter the giveaway below and you’ll have a chance to win this fun pack bundle. The giveaway will close at 12:00 am on August 12, 2017.