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Subject: Suggestions 1st grade History
Date Posted: 12/30/2008 3:41 PM ET
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Edited to add:  If you have any of the Evan Moore History Pocket series, please PM me.  I have the one on Plymouth Colony and would like more.



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Date Posted: 1/2/2009 8:48 PM ET
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When my son was a first grader we did ancient history he loved learning about Egypt.  We ended up spending about 2 months on Egypt alone.  Even today he will still get Egypt books out of the library.

Date Posted: 1/4/2009 7:24 PM ET
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We are using Story of the World. 

Date Posted: 1/4/2009 7:51 PM ET
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We are too.

Date Posted: 1/5/2009 5:49 PM ET
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That's my recommendation, too - Story of the World.  We actually used the K12 version (written by SWB), but it's so much fun to learn history chronologically!!!

Date Posted: 1/5/2009 6:56 PM ET
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I'd put my vote in for Story of the World as well.  We use it.  It is certainly not text-book-y and it is very easy to go off and explore some parts deeper and skim over the parts you don't like as much.

While we don't get into it everyday, the activity guide is packed full of great ideas so it is easy to use at our own pace.    

Subject: History 1st grade
Date Posted: 1/5/2009 7:04 PM ET
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Well there are only 78 people on the waiting list for volume 1 of Story of the World.  I'm sure it would be a great choice, but I'm looking for something I can order soon.  Anyone have a good title on their  current shelf for 1st grade history?

Date Posted: 1/12/2009 2:49 PM ET
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We liked Mystery of History by Linda Hobar.  Sorry--it's not on my shelf!  You can use it with grades 1-8. 

Date Posted: 1/12/2009 7:10 PM ET
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We used (and love) Story of the World Volume 1 for 1st grade history, concentrates on ancient history and teaches history chronologically. It is a spine and you also read picture books on the topic aloud to your child (from library or you can buy some). I highly recommend the curriculum guide as it has book suggestions to go with each chapter, coloring pages, maps to color on and discuss/teach from and also you pick which of these you want to do, if any: crafts, costume, recipes (all info is in the book). My kids colored while I read aloud from SOTW. They usually sat next to me to look at picture books while I read those aloud. HTH.

 

update: Just saw your post that you are looking for something on PBS instead of SOTW as it has 78 people waiting for copies on PBS. Just wanted to clarify that SOTW volume 1 is a full year of information. It is not a short book you read from once and are done with in 20 minutes. It is not a picture book. Of all the things to spend money on this one is worth it. Amazon sells it for less than $17, that is less than full price for ONE new picture book for kids. PBS is great for many things but sometimes we do have to pay to buy a product new or pay for used copies. You can also try for a used copy through homeschoolers who live near you or check the sale board at welltrainedmind.com



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