One of the fears of not using a packaged curriculum for history is that there will be some holes in your timeline.
It can be a bit overwhelming for mom to try and decide what needs to be taught.
(Lists are available, but sometimes too many choices can be as bad as too few!)
As I sat down today to formulate a World History plan for the rest of the school year, I remembered a study tool that I bookmarked last summer.
These categories make up the basic framework for studying World History.
Anything in addition is just gravy. 🙂
I created some notebook pages that will work for each civilization we study.
For the older kids, there is a page to fill out and a list of ideas for each category (to help little ears pay attention).
The younger kids will only have to draw a picture for each category.
Feel free to download these for your family.
I hope it makes your World History journey a little easier!
Check out our Massive Guide to Homeschooling History!
Amy, this is great! I also struggle with that feeling of missing something. Here is a post explaining how I put together our history http://missmoe-thesearethedaysofmylife.blogspot.com/2011/03/planning-your-own-curriculum.html I will keep grapes in mind during my next planning session!
Danika Cooley says
I like the GRAPES reminder! 🙂