My son is a kinesthetic learner, and he does NOT like listening to me read to him unless he's tired and relaxed. Usually he falls asleep during the story then. So I'm having trouble planning a history curriculum for 1st grade. It needs to be FUN, hands-on, interesting. Not just reading out loud and then asking him questions. I have the Story of the World set (volume 1 book and activity book), and after looking it over, I think I'll plan to save it for 2nd grade. Hopefully he'll be a little better listener then. I really do want to work in some general early American history for 1st grade, though. Is there something out there that has projects involved? Not lapbooking - he hates it, for some reason. Thanks for any suggestions you have!
We use these and look stuff up online and then do crafts. I want to do videos like their website suggests but have not got there yet. When we studied mummies we made jewelry and we're were going to make pyramids but did not get around to it.
Magic Tree House books? Not 100% fiction, but interesting enough for that age AND you can supplement with real facts :)
I want to start with Christopher Columbus, then work through the Colonial Days, and maybe finish the year with the American Revolution. I want to cover all the major/famous aspects and people of those times. A diarama to work on while we read the stories is a great idea!! Thanks :)
Have him do a poster or a diarama on the lesson. What are some of the topics that you will be covering?