jenn&charles Posted September 19, 2012 Share Posted September 19, 2012 I've put my Awesome History Timeline Schedule online: http://www.guesthollow.com/homeschool/history/awesomehistory/awesome_history.html Some of the pages don't have anything yet as I'm pasting in the info from a Word document, but I thought I'd share what I have up in case it's useful to anyone. Basically it's a history curriculum/schedule in a timeline format. I'm currently working through it with my son and we've both learned a lot. I have a lot of reasons why I created it but one is because I wanted something totally chronological. It's a total pet peeve of mine when history books jump all over the place covering concepts, civilizations, dynasties, etc. instead of WHEN the darn stuff happened. Give it to me all at once. I promise I can keep track of the threads. ;) I also wanted to see how world history and American history are intertwined. Why learn about them separately? I'm finding that I understand the flow of history so much better now that we are studying them in tandem (although you could use the schedule to focus on either one instead of both). I also understand so much better how events in one part of the world affected another. It really is a "small world" when you study it like this... Another reason...I don't like rushing through history. I like to linger and really know what was going on (and/or sometimes get the heck out of a time period because it's BORING or we're tired of it or whatever, lol). I like to use a variety of resources and need flexibility. I also got tired of paying hundreds of $$ for history programs that just didn't cut it in so many ways. So...here is my creation and solution to all of the above and more. I should finish putting it all online by sometime next week. The Awesome History Timeline Schedule is designed for my son and he's been rating items as we use them. As for what age it's for...my son is currently in middle school and will be using the schedule into high school. It's so easy to tweak though, you could really use it for any age or just use it to get a few extra ideas for any other history curriculum. Let me know if you have any questions or if I can do something better! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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