Wednesday, November 14, 2012

"History of the World" Study: Part 3 ~ How to Conduct One

Welcome to "Part 3" of our "History of the World" Timeline Notebook Study (Part 1 is shared here, Part 2 is here)...

How We are Conducting a "History of the World" Timeline Study:

Our family goal is to go through the major events in history, starting with Creation, and document all the important dates using appropriate clip art (a.k.a.timeline figures) in a Book of the Centuries Timeline Notebook. We are complimenting this by having a separate notebook where we place our actual school work which pertains to each historical period. Each time frame that we study will be treated like a mini unit study.  This we would keep inside our binders in chronological order and will continue to add work, tabs and notebooks as needed. Thus, we will be utilizing two binders per student. In the end, we hope to have a collection of information from the past, in chronological order, resembling our own "Personal Encyclopedia Set" (in binder format) and our own "History of the World" timelines (in binder format).

We will be sharing some practical study ideas in the next post in this series...

If you are hesitant in regards to: what to cover, when to cover it and what would be considered a "major historical event", then below are our favorite resources which take out all the guess work. They allow you to simply have fun studying together. Included in this series are a list of the major historical events (in chronological order), reproducible timeline figure clip art, reading suggestions, science suggestions, Biblical discussion questions, art/craft ideas and so forth for each time period. These lessons provide an excellent "outline of information" that you can modify for your own homeschool (while being very affordable for the years of use you will receive from them). I highly recommend these guides which are adaptable for grades K-9 (and up in my opinion).
They also offer an "Art Part" companion curriculum for each of these lessons if you like to include extra arts and crafts in your homeschool.

Does this concept of teaching world history interest you?

"It is a great thing to possess a pageant of history in the background of one's thoughts. We may not be able to recall this or that circumstance, but, 'the imagination is warmed'; we know that there is a great deal to be said on both sides of every question and are saved from crudities in opinion and rashness in action. The present becomes enriched for us with the wealth of all that has gone before."

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