Facts, Fun, and Frolic: Interactive History
Ever wonder how to find fun, engaging, and educational projects to supplement your history program? Wish your kids enjoyed history more? Unsure where to find projects and how to make them work for you? We will run through how to find a project, adapt that project for a small class setting, multiple ages, and at home for one, and finally do a project!
I’ve been homeschooling for 11 years, my eldest is a sophomore in high school. Additionally I run a large, secular co-op in Columbia, MD where, pending the year, I teach science for elementary and middle school and / or history for all ages. I’ve been teaching classes there for 8 years and believe in doing and living the subject matter as much as possible. My history classes have migrated across the Bering Strait, built castle and catapults so they can lay siege, tried to survive in a “New World”, and rocketed to the moon. It’s not uncommon for me to hand a room of 7 year olds dissection equipment, have them out digging in the dirt, or sitting in the parking lot lighting things on fire.