I created “Ancient History for Homeschool” in response to my own struggle to find a free ancient history curriculum for homeschool and for homework help. I have had the hardest time finding something to use that I really liked so I decided to make my own free home school curriculum for ancient history, but during the past year of research and writing, I have discovered that ancient history isn’t really the way I thought it was. Everyday there are new findings by experts in the field.
Just when I think I have some piece of ancient history figured out, I find out that theories or facts have changed. So, with that in mind I am continuing to plug away at writing posts for Ancient History for Homeschool in the hopes that it will all come together in the end. For posts that I have already published that need updating, I will periodically go through them and do my best to keep up with the changes. History is very exciting and it is even more exciting when puzzles are solved, or unanswered questions answered. The MOST exciting thing to me, however is when irrefutable proof is found that changes everything we thought we knew! That just makes me want to jump up and dance the tarantella!
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History is my passion, I go way beyond being a history “buff”, I love everything about history. The study of history can answer so many of our questions that start with “Why”. I mean everything that we do and how we live has it’s origins in the past.
If I can get just one person as excited about history as I am, then I will consider this blog a success!!
I use as my main sources:
Holt World History: The Human Journey Holt, Rinehart & Winstonhttp
National Endowment for the Humanities
I also refer to many other sources within different posts.
Each post is short and easy to read. Some topics will be divided into parts to keep them simple.
The goal here is to get an idea of Ancient History and how it ties into modern history. Hopefully it will spark an interest that will lead to a desire to learn even more about a certain time or event, or historic person.
You can also use the information here to help with a report or some such thing. Maybe this blog can help you sort out what you need to make a good paper.
Occasionally there will simple review questions, which I include as homework for my own children. Feel free to use them as essay starters or whatever you like.
I hope Ancient History for Homeschool can help you with your homeschool education, please feel free to post comments to let me know how this site can be improved.