We have bought some great and fun American History resources at garage sales, Goodwill, and used curriculum sales. We have also been blessed by many people in receiving items as presents. I have used affiliate links to share with you exactly which resources we own.
We received a free book at Christmas time from our local ibrary a couple of years ago called America: The Making of a Nation. It may have been that same year my children were also given USA floor puzzles for presents which have been great for learning US Geography.
My mom just so happens to own a board game called America! In-A-Box. She also made Eldest and Princess States and Capitals index flashcards by hand for them to use. We also own a flash card set that we probably found cheap at Target.
Someone posted on a forum or facebook a few years back about getting a copy of America: The Story of Us
for free from the History channel. I didn’t hesitate to send away for a free resource. If we don’t end up using it then we ill certainly pass it along to another homeschool family. This series has also been available on Netflix and Amazon Instant Video.
While on my way to a Classical Conversation group I saw a Rand McNally Road Atlas sticking out of a recycle bin. Yes, you know what happened next. I turned around and grabbed that sucker for FREE! What better way for children to learn more about each state then a professional road atlas.
We discovered a nifty resource called Fandex cards. They are offered in a wide range of topics that a family would want to learn about. We own four that will help with learning American History: 50 States, Presidents, First Ladies, and American Indians.
Do not overlook the simplest of activities. Remember all the State Quarters that came out? Why not collect them and match them on a free printable map? I just did a simple free USA printable map and printed one I liked.
Here’s a comprehensive list to Amazon for all the learning resources that we own for American History:
Fandex Family Field Guides: Presidents
What resources do you own or plan to use to teach American History? If you want to know when our next free resource post goes live or when a review or giveaway is up please subscribe to our newsletter!