Social Studies Curriculum


Who has time to study Social Studies? Hopefully you do, for those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it. Geography will take you to places you never knew existed and political topics help you to understand how our government works.


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HISTORY
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Beautiful Feet Books    Beautiful Feet has selected the best literature available to teach history to children. Following a Charlotte Mason approach of using real "living" books to teach history, the stories come alive with tales from the past. Study guides make the program easy to use and stay on schedule, but are optional to use if you want to follow your own pace.
Grades:
1st-12th
Style:
Literature & Study Guide

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Homeschool in the Woods    Homeschool in the Woods is a project-based curriculum that uses timelines, maps, lap books, and history studies that help make history come alive.
Grades:
3rd-8th
Style:
Lesson Text & Activities

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Mystery of History    A chronological history curriculum that weaves Bible history with world history. So you can see when in time things happened - Daniel and Aesop, Ezekiel and Buddha, Nehemiah and Socrates. After each lesson, students are given several activities for different age groups.
Grades:
K-12th
Style:
Textbook & Activities

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Notgrass History    Notgrass History combines history, geography, and literature into one study. It includes the flexibility and richness of a unit study with the simplicity of a textbook-based approach to history.
Grades:
5th-12th
Style:
Textbook & Activities

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Story of the World    A classically based world history program with activity guides that help bring the story of the world alive. Each chapter has review questions, a request for narrations, and recommended books for further reading. Maps, coloring pages, crafts, and other activities make it easy to provide hands-on learning opportunities.
Grades:
1st-8th
Style:
Textbook, CD & Activities

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Tapestry of Grace    A Christian, classical curriculum that uses a guided unit study approach, with the history of the world as the core organizational theme. Students cycle through world history every four years, with all ages studying the same slice of history each week, each at their own level.
Grades:
K-12th
Style:
Student Guide, Literature & Activities

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Time4Learning    Online, interactive lessons. Many lessons are not animated and don't correlate to all state standards. As such, it is offered as a free bonus on the Time4Learning website.
Grades:
1st-7th
Style:
Student Guide, Literature & Activities

*Time4Learning price includes multiple subjects.

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TruthQuest History    TruthQuest History is a deep and rich literature-based history study with a difference. You will not learn the story of mankind; you will learn the lovestory of mankind. You will not focus onthe rise and fall of human civilizations; you will focus on God's unchanging existence, power, love, truth, and plan for civilization.
Grades:
1st-12th
Style:
Textbook, Literature & Activities

WHERE CAN I BUY CURRICULUM?
New
   You can buy NEW curriculum from Amazon, Rainbow Resource, Christian Book, Homeschool Buyer's Co-op, The Bookies ~ Denver and Mardel ~ Littleton.

Used
   You can buy USED curriculum from Amazon, Abe Books, Better World Books, Book Samaritan, Homeschool Classifieds, Thrift Books, and Salt & Light Learning ~ Loveland.

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GEOGRAPHY
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GeoMatters    Perfect for geography enthusiasts. GeoMatters uses geography-based unit studies, and complete curriculums centered around geography. They also have maps, atlases, lapbooks, cookbooks, and the Trail Guide to Learning.
Grades:
K-12th
Style:
Student Guide, Literature & Activities

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Knowledge Quest Geography    A Child's Geography is a stand-alone Science, Geography and/or History curriculum that introduces children to the Earth, peoples of Earth, and the works of the Creator. The path follows the chronological study of history, trekking through the countries of our world.
Grades:
1st-6th
Style:
Textbook & CD

UNIT STUDIES
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Cantering the Country    Learning geography is an adventure, and it's much more than memorizing facts. This unit study includes geography, science, language arts, character, and history.
Grades:
1st-5th
Style:
Student Guide, Literature, CD & Activities

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Galloping the Globe    Galloping the Globe is a unit study centered around geography. It gives a detailed look at a selection of countries around the world. Bible, people and history, science, literature, vocabulary, maps & flags, cooking, music and art, games, puzzles and crafts have been incorporated into the curriculum.
Grades:
K-4th
Style:
Student Guide, Literature, CD & Activities

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KONOS    KONOS uses unit studies to teach everything except reading, writing, and math, although it integrates reading and writing practice into its curriculum. It uses character traits to introduce topics, Attentiveness, Orderliness, Trust, and builds units based on the theme. The activities are fun and memorable!
Grades:
K-12th
Style:
Activity Guide

COLORING BOOKS
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Dover Historical Coloring Books    Dover coloring books cover a wide range of subjects and are historically accurate. They include limited, but intereesting texts on every coloring page. They're great resources for the visual learner and affordable supplements to any history curriculum.
Grades:
PreK-12th
Style:
Coloring Books




Abraham Lincoln by d'Aulaire


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