The history curriculum is called the story of the world. Susan Wise Bauer explains that history is the most absorbing and enthralling story you can tell a young child because it's true!
I ordered volume 1: Ancient times which is designed as a child's first introduction to history. I bought the narrative and the workbook.
We completed the first lesson over two days this week. It was an introduction to the idea of history and activities centered around finding out their own history and the history of our family.
So...to teach the kids about their own history we got out their baby boxes...
DS5 loved looking at the photo's of when he lived in my tummy and learning more about where he was born. He also enjoyed looking at the cards.
We also discovered some interesting things...
This was the unfortunate cover of the newspaper the day that DS5 was born!
And this was the very creepy gift from my mother in law that went straight into that baby box!
Both boys loved reading their cards and looking at the 'gross' photo's of when they were born!
The boys loved this exercise (so did I!) and it was a brilliant introduction to history.
At the moment they are so enthusiastic they want to do 'history' every day!