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#1 of 5 Old 03-29-2011, 10:13 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I tried doing GuestHollow with DD this year, and dropped it mid-fall because she had ZERO interest in history. She liked the hands-on projects and that's about it.

 

For next year, I want something that will actually appeal to her. She likes workbooks, she likes crafts, she likes books with lots of illustrations. I want her to learn some U.S. History. There's bound to be an approach where we can meet in a happy medium. I'm open to unit study approaches, different themes that might appeal, etc.

 

Also, we'll be crunched for time and history isn't our #1 priority, so it needs to not be too time consuming. An hour a week is about all we'll likely spend on it.

 

Any suggestions?


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Maybe the social studies books by Evan Moore would work for you. We did one History Pocket book on Ancient History and dd liked it fairly well.

http://www.evan-moor.com/Curriculum.aspx?CurriculumID=7

 

What topics of US History were you hoping to cover?


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Also wanted to recommend A Book in Time for history projects and crafts.


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If you don't mind video based stuff, my dd loves Liberty's Kids. It covers the American Revolution from the perspective of 3 teens who are reporters. Goes pretty well into the issues involved, one of the teens is British and looks at why were people unhappy with the King, etc. Touches a little on slavery, which is left unfinished at the end of the series - as it was left unfinished in real life!

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More Than Moccasins: A Kid's Activity Guide to Traditional North American Indian Life (A Kid's Guide series)

 

 

Colonial Kids: An Activity Guide to Life in the New World (A Kid's Guide series) [Paperback]

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She actually has several good books.

 

Going to the library and letting her find books for time periods might help.  

 

Horrible History series 

 

You wouldn't want to be -- series are awesome. 

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