Category Archives for Genealogy

Make History Relative – Using Genealogy to Teach History

This live presentation will air on:FRIDAY – September 23rd – 5pm Pacific timeThis workshop will be taught in the 2016 Not Back to School Summit – REGISTER HERE for live access!This is my favorite way to teach history and it had a huge impact on motivating my kids to want to know more about history.  Kids want […]

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15 Picture Books for Kids About True Historical Events

15 Picture Books for Kids About True Historical EventsBy Jen Holmstrom 1. Me… Jane – This story is about Jane Goodall as a child and her desire to help animals. Sweet story for animal lovers everywhere. 2. The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos – Erdos had an astonishing talent for […]

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Finding Your Heritage

Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 Pin0 Finding Your Heritage by Jen HolmstromIn almost every town, there is a historic site, home, or museum. The site will signify the local culture and history. When you set out to find a place to visit for your curriculum, a local historic site would be a great choice. For younger […]

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One Soldiers Story – A Tennessean in World War II

One Soldier’s Story: A Tennessean in World War II  –   John’s grandfather Wesley Notgrass (1915-2007) joined the United States Army in 1941 and served for four years, one month, and seven days in the United States and Europe during World War II. Based on his grandfather’s recollections, John steps into character to share Wesley’s […]

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Fun way to teach history

Fun Ways to Teach Historyby Dianne McLean Is history boring for your kids? Do they constantly whine or put their head down on the table when you are reading history books? We’ve previously featured a blog post on how to engage history using family genealogy. Since that post, we have received hundreds of emails from our readers […]

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Engage History with Genealogy

Engage History With Genealogy by Dianne McLeanDo you have trouble engaging your children in history? With my kids, no matter how cute I tried to make history, no matter how many visuals, timelines, videos, and pictures that I incorporated, they still were not interested as much as I wanted them to be. And personally, history […]

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