Trism Civics for U.S. Citizens is personalized for the high school student to offer a convenient and tailored curriculum to help them become adults who understand that it is the voice of the citizenry, not that of obscure elected politicians, that ultimately matters when it comes to shaping the government.
GeoMatters The Trail Guide to Geography books are family-friendly, multi-level, homeschool curriculum guides for students in grades 3-12. With its trail markers directed at three different grade levels, each book (United States, World, and Bible) can be used for more than one academic school year and works well with a number of different student abilities learning together. The books were designed with flexibility in mind to better meet various objectives when teaching geography.
Notgrass Notgass History curriculum is designed so that one child can use it independently or multiple children can study it together. We give you flexible tools that you can adjust to the needs and abilities of each student. You’ll find: • narrative lessons that are easy to read and understand • primary source documents–real letters, songs, and stories from real people who lived in the past • historical novels and biographies that add richness and depth to the lessons • hands-on activities and projects for a variety of learning styles • a Christian worldview that upholds the Bible as God’s word and honors Jesus as Savior of the world
World History For All
History Teacher Historyteacher.net, a site created and run by a teacher from Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, is the exception that proves the rule: a chockablock online resource for history students and even their teachers.
World History For Us All World History for Us All is a powerful, innovative model curriculum for teaching world history in middle and high schools. World History for Us All:
- Offers a treasury of teaching units, lesson plans, and resources.
- Presents the human past as a single story rather than unconnected stories of many civilizations.
- Helps teachers meet state and national standards.
- Enables teachers to survey world history without excluding major peoples, regions, or time periods.
- Helps students understand the past by connecting specific subject matter to larger historical patterns.
- Draws on up-to-date historical research.
- May be readily adapted to a variety of world history programs.
World History for Us All is a national collaboration of K-12 teachers, collegiate instructors, and educational technology specialists. It is a project of San Diego State University in cooperation with the National Center for History in the Schools at UCLA
EDSITment EDSITEment offers a treasure trove for teachers, students, and parents searching for high-quality material on the Internet in the subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies.
History At Our House The History At Our House mission is to provide innovative history education programs that become the worldwide standards for systematically enabling students: • to grasp and retain the true and vital connections between past and present human choices and consequences; • to avoid the widespread destructive mistakes of the past, and thus • to unleash the productive potential of true, present-centric historical awareness as a cultural force for sustainable freedom and individual happiness
The Mystery Of History The Mystery of History is for all ages with some guidance and tweaking. How? That’s what this section hopes to explain. Let’s begin with an understanding of the layout of the text. After each and every lesson in The Mystery of History, students are given several optional “Activities” for Younger Students (K – 3rd), Middle Students (4th – 8th), and Older Students (9th – 12th) that will range from fun, hands-on crafts and games to stimulating research projects. You see, while the entire family can read or listen to the same history lessons together (or individually on their own), what students will do with the lessons, or what they will absorb from the lessons, will vary widely by their maturity, skill level, and learning style
Teach With Movies (free) Lesson plans are based on videos, movies or documentaries that cover major historical events, arts, SEL and STEAM.
STEAM-Powered Classroom STEAM-Powered Classroom is passionate about kids, creative learning, and all the families and educators seeking new ways to approach education – replacing rote memorization and testing with methods that are dynamic, student-centered, project-based, problem-solving, messy, and exciting. We want to support you along your education path. If you’re a homeschooler, hybrid learner, public or private educator, or student, you’ll find tons of ideas, education philosophy, videos, books, and other fabulous resources on this website. We are all about Awesome Learning, no matter where or how it’s done.
Audio Memory Fun and engaging songs perfect for teaching historical facts, countries and capitals, math facts, grammar, reading and much more.
Smithsonian Education Smithsonian Learning Lab puts the treasures of the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex within reach. The Lab is a free, interactive platform for discovering millions of authentic digital resources, creating content with online tools, and sharing in the Smithsonian’s expansive community of knowledge and learning.
• Beyond text & questions: linear content structure to lead the student through the course like a textbook. But as software, its design includes the flexibility of networked instructional segments – both internally to other parts of the program and externally via the Internet. This permits easy cross-referencing of material at the click of the mouse.
• Differentiated instruction accommodates different styles of learning (auditory, visual, kinesthetic) with avenues of instruction appropriate for regular, gifted, and special needs students.
The Classical Historian The Classical Historian promotes individual liberty in its understanding, perspective, and teaching of history, economics, society, and government. Classical Historian materials and online courses are inspired by the best that is offered in the Western educational tradition: openness, analysis, independent and critical thinking, respect towards opposing viewpoints, recognition of an absolute truth, and honesty. Our curriculum is age appropriate. For younger children, we use games and stories to teach through fun and interactive play. For older students, clear and interesting text and the Socratic discussion is our primary approach.
Spartacus Educational The activities contain a wide range of source material and several questions that will help students to develop the ability to interpret and evaluate information.
Jim Hodges Audio Books A collection of about 40 audiobooks
• Grades itself automatically
• Is full of games, and exciting videos with talking historical characters
• Teaches a chronological sequence or timeline of history
• Full of interactive teaching • Has 160 lessons, covering 32 historical events
• Truly multi-sensory
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Big History Project (BHP) The Student Text organizes content into units, chapters, and lessons. Unit introduction pages include a poem or story about the main topic, as well as a list of vocabulary words students should expect to encounter. Students also have the opportunity to start a unit project, which is completed at the end of the unit. Individual lessons include a “big idea” and new vocabulary sidebar (vocab words are highlighted throughout the lesson), as well as a unique “focus skill” (e.g. categorization, making inferences, compare and contrast). A review question signals the end of each short section, with a final end-of-lesson review that quizzes students on the big idea, vocabulary, the chapter focus skill, and main concept; an activity is also provided. Chapters and units conclude with review and test preparation pages that include vocabulary definitions, fact recall, critical thinking questions, and the opportunity to apply the skills learned. Special skills pages focused on maps, charts, and other key elements are also integrated throughout. A glossary, index, biographical dictionary, and gazetteer are included in the back of the book.
Hippocampus HippoCampus.org is a free, core academic
Discovery Mind Blown Discovery #MindBlown is a purpose-driven brand deeply rooted in Discovery’s guiding principles of exploration, education, and entertainment.
HyperHistory HyperHistory is an expanding scientific project presenting 3,000 years of world history with an interactive combination of
National History Bee and Bowl The National History Bee and Bowl were founded in 2010 by David Madden, who serves as Executive Director. While in high school, David participated in many all-subject quiz bowl tournaments which served as a gateway to explore many new fields of
World History Student Essay Competition The World Historian Student Essay Competition is an international competition open to students enrolled in grades K–12 in public, private, and parochial schools, and those in home-study programs. Membership in the World History Association is not a requirement for submission.
National History Day Competition The National Contest is the final stage of a series of contests at local and state/affiliate levels. Students begin their journey by presenting their projects in classrooms, schools, and districts around the world. Top entries are invited to the state/affiliate level contests. The top two entries in every category at the state/affiliate level are then invited to the National Contest.
US History Bee The US History Bee is an individual social studies competition for primary and secondary school students across America. The US History Bee is administered by International Academic Competitions and like all IAC competitions puts an emphasis on what students are learning in the classroom, and rewards their passion for learning.
National Council for the Social Studies Social studies educators
- The Emerson Prize
- Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration contest
- MIT INSPIRE
- National Genealogical Society Rubincam Youth Award
- National History Bee
- National History Bowl
- National History Day
- Sons of the American Revolution Essay Contest
- University of Mississippi High School History Day Competition
Stanford Summer Humanities Institute (Stanford, CA) Students spend the first two weeks intensively studying and researching a topic in literature, history, or philosophy, attending daily lectures by the faculty members, and participating in group discussions and activities in the afternoon. There is also downtime for extracurricular fun as well as supervised off-campus excursions to places of cultural and natural interest around the Bay Area. During their third week, students work closely with their professors, graduate students, and writing mentors to produce original research projects. These papers offer an opportunity for students to use what they have learned at Stanford to develop their own answers to the central questions that are addressed by the humanities. Students will be introduced to research methods along with a library and online resources. And they’ll have something very impressive in the end to show for it.
Gifted Resource Council Summer Academies (St. Louis, MO) Choice of interests that put the “extra” in the extraordinary fun for your child. Ancient Academy; ECO Academy; Jr. Science Searchers; Math, Marvels & More; Space Academy; Academy Americana, for grades K-8.
LatinSummer Rome Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the knowledge of and inspiring lifelong learning about Latin, Greek, and the ancient Greco-Roman world, especially at the elementary and middle school levels. Since 2000, we have served thousands of students and teachers on the east coast, west coast, and many places in between. Through our programs, we encourage today’s youth to learn about ancient societies and compare them to their daily life in the modern world. We are dedicated to bringing life to Latin and the ancient world by working directly with elementary school students. Through a single-day Roman Explorers program, students experience the excitement of the Classics through activities in Latin, Greek, Roman Culture, or Mythology. The energy-packed curriculum always engages students with fun games, crafts, and hands-on activities.
Tennessee Governor’s Schools Scientific Exploration of Tennessee Heritage at East Tennessee State University (Johnson City, TN) The Governor’s School for Tennessee Heritage began in 1984 as an initiative of the Tennessee Department of Education for talented and gifted high-school juniors and seniors. In the 33 years since the program has expanded and adapted to the needs and skills of twenty-first-century students.
College of William and Mary Pre-Collegiate Summer Program – The National Institute of American History and Democracy (NIAHD) (Williamsburg, VA) The National Institute of American History & Democracy (NIAHD) is proud to host the Pre-College Summer Program in Early American History at the College of William & Mary. This unique program offers students an opportunity to live and study at the College of William & Mary for three weeks during the summer. Students will earn four hours of transferable college credit studying early American history right where it happened.
- ArchaeoSpain high School Program at Pollentia(Spain)
- Center for American Archeology(IL)
- Colonial Williamsburg Archaeology Field School(VA)
- Crow Canyon High School Field School(CO)
- Earthwatch Teen Teams: Unearthing Ancient History in Tuscany(Italy)
- Passport in Time(multiple sites)
- Summer@Brown Pre-College Programs(RI)
- Teton Science School((WY)
- University of Chicago Stones & Bones(IL & WY)
- University of Chicago Summer Programs for High School Students(IL)
- University of Dallas Summer Programs(multiple sites)
- Civil War Institute(PA)
- College of William & Mary Pre-collegiate Summer Program in Early American History(VA)
- Columbia University Understanding the Arab World(NY and Jordan)
- Columbia University Barcelona Experience(Spain)
- Cornell University Focus on the Humanities Program(NY)
- Crow Canyon Archaeological Center Summer Camps(CO)
- Johns Hopkins University CTY(multiple sites)
- John’s College Summer Academy(MD and NM)
- Summer @ Brown Precollege Program(RI)
- University of Chicago Summer Programs for High School Students(IL)