About Danielle Huddleston Photography:

I am a wife, homeschool mom, a hiker, and a photographer living in Oklahoma. I love beautiful light and being in the woods. I share what I love on this blog, be they trails, pictures, or homschooling curriculum. Thanks for stopping by!

  • How I teach History and Science without a curriculum.

    I am going to attempt to explain how I choose what subjects we learn each month.

    I try to link together History, Science, Reading, Literature, and Geography.

    I used to do this by figuring out what we were wanting or needing to learn about for a month and then doing searches online of timelines of big events in history and science.

    My mother in-law found a really good book of timelines that put them all in one place!

    I just look up the year I want and it tells me what was going on in science, literature, and so on.

    I have also used History for the ages for help in finding out things that have happened in the past.

    This timeline includes events in the bible and I really like that!

    If you do not want to spend money, you can use wikipedia.

    That is what I did before.

    The reason I try to tie my subjects together is because history and science are tied!

    What would WW2 be without Albert Einstein?

    Scientific discoveries changed history.

    Jane Austen’s “Persuasion” means so much more if you realize it was written during the war of 1812.

    Here are a couple examples of how I link my subjects.

    Revolutionary War, Benjamin Franklin, Electricity, Pennsylvania.

    War of 1812, Grimm Fairy Tales, Electricity, Henry Wordsworth Longfellow, United States Geography, The Star Spangled Banner.

    This month is:

    The Underground Railroad, The Civil War, Germs, Louis Pasture, The Red Badge of Courage, Harriet Tubman, The United States Geography.

    It does not always work out perfectly but I do enjoy it!

    It is almost like digging for treasure when I am looking for things that go together!

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    4 Responses to “How I teach History and Science without a curriculum.”

    1. Wani says:

      Love this! I’m in the process of getting a plan together for next year and I love the idea of linking subjects. THanks for sharing!

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