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American History Homeschool Curriculum

American History Homeschool CurriculumMake your American history homeschool curriculum more meaningful and interesting by teaching to your child's learning style.

American history will come alive when your child listens to famous speeches, reads novels about real people who lived it, create a working Jamestown settlement, or tackle writing assignments that have them jumping into the lives of famous Americans!

Find out your child's learning style then, 

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American History Homeschool Curriculum Resources
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Auditory Learners

Reading aloud and books-on-cd are ways for your Auditory Learner to learn history.

Look for resources that include auditory learning activities such as discussion questions and oral assignments.

Here is a complete list of recommendations for Auditory homeschool curriculum.

Christian Worldview
This literature-based curriculum provides plenty of reading aloud opportunities. Includes narration and discussion questions.

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Grades 3-12




Jim Weiss Books on CD Jim Weiss Books on CD
Jim Weiss has a voice you want to keep listening to. He brings history alive!

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Grades K-12




History Songs History Songs
Learn over 100 dates and events from United States History.

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Grades 3+




Sing-N-Learn
Sing-n-Learn History Products
You'll find a large selection of U.S. History audio resources.

Buy at Singnlearn.org


Grades 3+




History Through Children's Literature History Through Children's Literature
Provides lots of discussion questions. There are two volumes in this series: Colonial Period to World War II and Post World War II.

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Grades 4-8




Interact Simulations Interact Simulations
These 67 simulations provide plenty of discussion and debate opportunities.

In the Gold Rush simulation, join one of several mining companies where you stake claims, mine for gold, deal with food shortages, nasty weather and claim jumpers. 

Geared for classrooms but would work great for a large family or co-op group.  Time required varies (i.e. 10-13 hours).

Buy at Interact-Simulations.com
Grades 4-12




Free American History Free Audio and Video
American History Free Audio & Video
This website offers audio and video files for free (and for purchase).

Find Resources at Learnoutloud.com


Grades 7+
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Kinesthetic Learners

Read aloud while your Kinesthetic Learner moves around the room, doodles, builds with clay or Legos. Experience the historic period through recipes, dramatizations, and creating period art.

Look for resources that include Kinesthetic learning activities such as games, building models and role playing.

Here is a complete list of recommendations for Kinesthetic homeschool curriculum.

The American History Detective Book The American History Detective Book
Re-create 15 historical events. Then let your Kinesthetic/Tactile learner investigate and learn!

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Grades 3-8




Chatham Hill Games Chatham Hill Games
These historical games are simple and inexpensive.

Don't be put off by their simplicity though, they are a fantastic way for Kinesthetic/Tactile learners to learn about history.

Buy at Christianbook.com 
Grades 3+




Build It Yourself Series Build It Yourself Series
Hands-on projects allow your Kinesthetic/Tactile learner to experience history.

Choose from Great Colonial America Projects, Great Civil War Projects, Great Pioneer Projects, and Great World War II Projects.

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Grades 3-8




Interact Simulations Interact Simulations
These 67 simulations make history come alive - literally!

In the Gold Rush simulation, join one of several mining companies where you stake claims, mine for gold, deal with food shortages, nasty weather and claim jumpers. 

Geared for classrooms but would work great for a large family or co-op group.  Time required varies (i.e. 10-13 hours).

Buy at Interact-Simulations.com
Grades 4-12
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Visual Spatial Learners

Visual Spatial Learners need to visualize information. Reading (and read alouds) allow Visual Picture learners to visualize the stories in their minds.

Look for resources that include Visual Spatial learning activities such as videos, computer programs and hands-on projects. Avoid workbooks and textbooks (in most cases).

Here is a complete list of recommendations for Visual Spatial homeschool curriculum.

Christian Worldview
This literature-based curriculum provides plenty of reading and reading aloud opportunities.

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Grades 3-12




American History Explorer American History Explorer Multimedia - CD ROM
Includes videos, interactive maps, and slideshows for a visual tour of history.

Buy at Christianbook.com
Grades 3+
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Visual Print Learners

Visual Print Learners need to read and write.  Textbook/workbook and literature-based programs are a great fit.

Look for resources that include Visual Print learning activities such as workbooks, researching and journaling.

Here is a complete list of recommendations for Visual Print homeschool curriculum. 

Bob Jones Curriculum Christian WorldviewBob Jones Curriculum
This traditional textbook program offers workbooks, reading, writing and researching- a Visual Print learner's delight!

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Grades 1-5, 8, 11, 12
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Inventing

Inventing learners need plenty of time to question and experiment. Incorporate models, projects, portfolios, dioramas, and collections into your history program.

The American History Detective Book The American History Detective Book
Your Inventing learner will love investigating these 15 historical events you re-create right at home. 

Buy at Christianbook.com
Grades 3-8




Build It Yourself Series Build It Yourself Series
Use the hands-on projects to create a museum exhibit in your home.

Allow your Inventor to figure out fresh approaches to the way things were done in the past.

Choose from Great Colonial America Projects, Great Civil War Projects, Great Pioneer Projects, and Great World War II Projects.

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Grades 3-8



Interact Simulations Interact Simulations
These 67 simulations give your Inventing learner opportunities for experimenting within historical events!

In the Gold Rush simulation, join one of several mining companies where you stake claims, mine for gold, deal with food shortages, nasty weather and claim jumpers. 

Geared for classrooms but would work great for a large family or co-op group.  Time required varies (i.e. 10-13 hours).

Buy at Interact-Simulations.com
Grades 4-12

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Performing

Performing learners need hands-on activities, games, and plenty of opportunity to move, act, and do.

They prefer to experience history rather than read about it.

Chatham Hill Games Chatham Hill Games
These historical games are simple and inexpensive.

Don't be put off by their simplicity though, they are a fantastic way to incorporate movement into history.

Buy at Christianbook.com 
Grades 3+




American History Explorer American History Explorer Multimedia - CD ROM
Includes videos, interactive maps, and slideshows for an interactive tour of history.

Buy at Christianbook.com
Grades 3+




Build It Yourself Series Build It Yourself Series
Hands-on projects allow your Performing learner to experience history.

Choose from Great Colonial America Projects, Great Civil War Projects, Great Pioneer Projects, and Great World War II Projects.

Buy at Amazon.com

Grades 3-8




Interact Simulations Interact Simulations
These 67 simulations allow you to experience history first hand.

In the Gold Rush simulation, join one of several mining companies where you stake claims, mine for gold, deal with food shortages, nasty weather and claim jumpers. 

Geared for classrooms but would work great for a large family or co-op group.  Time required varies (i.e. 10-13 hours).

Buy at Interact-Simulations.com
Grades 4-12




Discover America Board Game Discover America Board Game
Keep your Performing learner moving and learning about American history!

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Grades 4-12
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Producing

Producing learners prefer routine, drill, reading, workbooks, writing, and researching. Most textbook history programs are a perfect fit for Producing learners.

Bob Jones University Christian WorldviewBob Jones Curriculum
This traditional textbook program gives Producing learners the structure and sequential environment they thrive in.

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Grades 1-5, 8, 11, 12
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Relating/Inspiring

Relating/Inspiring learners prefer social environments and human-interest subjects. History is a natural subject for them. Especially when you dive deeper into the people involved.

Use role-playing and group/partner assignments to further enhance their learning.

Christian Worldview
This literature-based curriculum provides the "who" behind history. Includes plenty of discussion questions. 

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Grades 3-12




The American Hero In Children's Literature The American Hero In Children's Literature
Thirty children's books are explored looking into the lives of American heroes that have shaped American history.

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Grades K-4




History Through Children's Literature History Through Children's Literature
Full of discussion questions and writing assignments focusing on the people behind history.

There are two volumes in this series: Colonial Period to World War II and Post World War II.

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Grades 4-8




The Story in History The Story in History: Writing Your Way Into The American Experience
Writing assignments will have your Relating/Inspiring learner jumping into the lives of famous and not-so-famous Americans.

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Grades 5-12




Interact Simulations Interact Simulations
These 67 simulations allow your Relating/Inspiring learner to get into the lives of historical people.  Working cooperatively with other children will be a plus!

In the Gold Rush simulation, join one of several mining companies where you stake claims, mine for gold, deal with food shortages, nasty weather and claim jumpers. 

Geared for classrooms but would work great for a large family or co-op group.  Time required varies (i.e. 10-13 hours).

Buy at Interact-Simulations.com
Grades 4-12
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Thinking/Creating

Thinking/Creating learners prefer creative activities and plenty of opportunities to wonder, think, and dream.

Incorporate lapbooks, notebooking, murals, creative writing, painting, drawing, dioramas, and collages into your history program.


Teaching American History Through Art Christian WorldviewTeaching American History Through Art
Study American History using great works of art along with American arts and crafts.

Excellent supplement to your history text.

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Grades K-12




Build It Yourself Series Build It Yourself Series
Creative projects allow your Thinking/Creating learner to experience history.

Choose from Great Colonial America Projects, Great Civil War Projects, Great Pioneer Projects, and Great World War II Projects.

Buy at Amazon.com

Grades 3-8




History Through Children's Literature History Through Children's Literature
Creative writing assignments and discussion questions allow your child's creative juices to flow.

There are two volumes in this series: Colonial Period to World War II and Post World War II.

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Grades 4-8
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