History is such a fun subject to teach elementary aged kids. They love stories and stories are fun to tell and teach.
We have asked some Teach Them Diligently families what their favorite Elementary History curriculums are. Those are listed below with a link to our complete Homeschool Family Favorite Guide.
The Top 3…
Mystery of History – From their website: In Volume I, I include chronologically based stories from all around the world, including Asia, North America, and the Holy Lands. Beginning with the Garden of Eden, stories will spread from Sumer and Babel to Troy, Phoenicia, and Assyria. The study of early civilizations will include King Wu of China and Asoka of India as well as King David, Julius Caesar, and Xerxes of Persia. Above all, a favorite feature of Volume I is the weaving of Bible history with world history. In reality, it is all world history. But for most of us, history has not been taught this way. It has not been integrated.
Story of the World – From their website: The Story of the World is an award-winning resource for families looking for a history curriculum they can fall in love with. Told in the straightforward, engaging style that has become Susan Wise Bauer’s trademark, this four-volume set covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. Africa, China, Europe, the Americans — find out what happened all around the world in long-ago times. This read-aloud series is designed for parents and teachers to share with elementary school children. Enjoy it together and introduce your child to the marvelous story of the world’s civilizations.
Notgrass History – From their website: We offer two full-year curriculum options for use during grades one through four. Our elementary courses provide a rich, interactive experience for children with a variety of learning styles. Each curriculum includes complete daily instructions for how to use the course. You can choose which suggested activities are best for each child.
Top Elementary History, Social Studies, Geography Curriculums 4-5
4. Memoria Press History – From their website: Some of us remember a time when the history we learned in school was interesting and exciting. Then came the textbooks. Somehow, big publishing companies managed to make history boring. Memoria Press has gone back and resurrected the history books that taught a whole generation of Americans to love their nation’s history. Read these exciting and well-written books that are now in print again, along with our easy-to-use guides that will help you teach them.
5. Masterbooks History – From their website: The World’s Story 1 brings history alive through a Charlotte Mason approach as it teaches junior-high students (grades 6-8) the amazing history of the world. Angela O’Dell uses the same lively storytelling style of her popular America’s Story series to bring the settings and characters to life as students study world history from Creation to the Roman Empire.
Top Elementary History, Social Studies, Geography
8. Exploring the World Through Cartography
9. Simply Charlotte Mason History