Y’all know I like free. (You should also know by now that I love our Mystery of History curriculum!) Whether you need to DIY your history this year or whether you just want to supplement your curriculum, here’s a list of history resources for all ages.
- Learn Out Loud – Free history audio and video, both online and for download. Examples include: The Gettysburg Address, Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech, “Common Sense” by Thomas Paine, and Greek myths.
- Gutenberg – Free children’s history books at Gutenberg, arranged by category.
- Heritage History – yes, they have cd libraries and curriculum but they also have a free online library.
- Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids – a fun website divided by grade levels that teaches kids about our nation and our government.
- State Unit Studies – A list of links to unit studies on About.com (Homeschooling section.)
- History Printables - A list of links to printables for a variety of historical places, events and figures to supplement your learning.
- America the Story of Us – An American History cd series available through Netflix. If you’re a Netflix member, this is a nice summary of American History and we enjoyed it. (We did stop and supplement with additional documentaries about Lewis & Clark, Jamestown, George Washington and so on, for a fuller experience.)
- Currclick – browse the free history resources at Currclick.
- The History Channel online – a good place to start is by browsing by topic.
- FREE: Federal Resources for Educational Excellence – a site with a variety of links and resources by time period.
Bonus: I would be remiss if I didn’t mention my Ultimate Guide to Texas History, which does have links to paid resources but also has lots and LOTS of links to free Texas History resources. Also, check out these ultimate history guides from my fellow blogging friends: Ultimate Guide to Ancient History at Not Consumed, Ultimate Guide to Pennsylvania History at Contented at Home, and Ultimate Guide to Early American History at Mom’s Mustard Seeds.
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