... What are some of your favorite history outputs and projects that you have done with your logic stage student?
Here is what I handed to my daughter in 7th grade. The resources we used are in this post on the board. Bear in mind that my daughter was a voracious reader; one might happily use far fewer books. We also were homeschooling on a serious budget our first few years of homeschooling, and so I basically used what I could locate at the library and thrift stores.
"History and Reading
To study history chronologically from prehistory to about AD500.
We’ll use Hillyer and Huey’s two books Young People’s Story of the Ancient World as well as numerous other books and resources.
Typically each week there will be a list of required reading. There will generally be a novel to be read pertaining to the time period. There may also be some myths and legends to be read. There will also be non-fiction books or selections to be read and perhaps a website to visit or a video to view.
You will need to locate any places mentioned on the map, in a historical atlas and on the globe (if we obtain one). Each week you will make two pages for your Book of the Centuries. These pages should be work you can be proud of! They should be well planned, edited and neat. They can be in your best cursive or done on the computer. All art work should be done with care. The pages should pertain to the time period being studied. Each page should be titled. Pages might cover such topics as:
A great man or woman (a ruler, artist, explorer, scientist)
An artifact (tools, buildings, type of writing)
A discovery or invention
A war or battle
The daily life of a people
A map (route of an explorer, location of a people)
An imaginary encounter between two historical personae
You might find information on these topics at home or you may need to do additional research at the library or online.
Maps should include a legend (which may be printed) in addition to the title.
In addition to your two pages, you should also note five to ten important dates in your Book of the Centuries."