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Choosing homeschool history curriculum is often difficult because… well… history can be boring for kids, but Home School in the Woods offers a hands-on, project-based world history curriculum to keep learning fun!
The HISTORY Through the Ages: Project Passport World History Studies offer a flexible educational experience adaptable for the learning styles of all your children, yielding a unique unit study the entire family will enjoy.
Psst… Don’t miss the FREE Mapping the Reformation in the Holy Roman Empire Printable below.
About Project Passport World History Study
The Project Passport World History Study Series by Home School in the Woods is a hands-on world history curriculum divided into different eras. The current chronological studies include Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, Middle Ages, and Renaissance & Reformation.
Perfect to use as a homeschool history curriculum or to keep learning fun at home after school, the lessons are vivid, detailed, and fun.
A new lesson is provided at each “Stop.” The Ancient Greece study hosts 25 stops covering the Archaic Period, Greek Government, Athens and Sparta, the Golden Age, Alexander the Great, and the Hellenistic Age.
This curriculum also features the impact Ancient Greece had on our current world by detailing everyday life, farming, business, transportation, education, literature, science, medicine, the Arts, philosophy, religion, warfare, archaeology, and more.
The “Guide Book Text” is the text-based portion of the lesson while your “Travel Itinerary” details the project choices and directions for each stop.
Designed to fit any learning style, the curriculum is flexible with several types of projects from which to choose.
- If your child is artistic and loves to draw, he will enjoy coloring the maps, timeline figures, and postcards.
- For a tactile child who prefers hands-on activities, he will appreciate the 3-D projects.
- The child who prefers writing and reporting can detail his experiences in the Greek Weekly Newspaper.
- For the affluent reader, he can lead the lessons by reading the Guide Book Text aloud.
- A child who performs better with auditory lessons will enjoy listening the the Guide Book Text and the audio tours, which are perfect for learning on the go.
Most of the supplies required for using the Project Passport World History Studies are basic:
- white printer paper
- colored printer paper
- white card stock
- colored card stock
- glue sticks and liquid glue
- double-sided sticky tape
- corrugated cardboard (Save those Amazon boxes!)
- colored file folders
- short paper fasteners
- acetate, or acetate alternative, such as Dura-larTM
- lamination sheets or laminator for projects/game boards
- 1-1/2” or 2” 3-ring binder for each child
- 3-ring binder for the teacher
- colored pencils and/or crayons
Each study does have projects specific to the time period that may require additional supplies. For instance, the 3-D projects within the Ancient Greece study also need plaster of Paris, air dry clay or terracotta pots, floral tape, floral wire, green felt or paper, muslin fabric, etc.
Important Tips for the Project Passport World History Study
TIP #1: Don’t allow the overwhelm to stop you.
As I first unzipped the file for the Project Passport study of Ancient Greece, I was overwhelmed. There was so much available! And, when I get overwhelmed, I push away from the computer.
Don’t do that! Keep in mind that the Project Passport World History Series is designed to give you choices. You do not need to complete every page and every project. Choose the activities that match your child’s learning styles and skip the rest.
REMEMBER: This homeschool history curriculum offers you flexibility to do only the projects that work for your family.
TIP #2: Begin at the START.
When I opened the file and saw a number of different folders, I was confused and unsure how to proceed. That is when I noticed the file named “start.” On a whim, I clicked it and saved myself a ton of trouble.
Instead of working randomly through the files, open the “start.htm” file first. This will launch a page in your default internet browser and guide you through the lessons, including each element, all necessary printables, and example photographs.
REMEMBER: The “start.htm” file is your guide through the world history unit study and helps you understand what is needed and when.
TIP #3: Avoid over-printing and paper waste.
When I saw the folders packed with printable pages, I immediately started warming the printer. Before I even reviewed how the homeschool history curriculum works. That’s why I missed the instructions for which pages should be printed front and back.
No one likes to waste paper and I kicked myself for a few days over this mistake.
REMEMBER: The instructions within this homeschool history curriculum will help you know the best and most economical way to print the pages.
Where to Buy Home School in the Woods History Curriculum
Best suited for grades 3 through 8, the Project Passport World History Series and other studies by Home School in the Woods are available through their website:
- Time Travelers American History Studies (starting at $27.95)
- Project Passport World History Studies (starting at $33.95)
With 50 or more projects in each of the studies, this homeschool history curriculum is extremely affordable!
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