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Aug

History Rocks! Part 1 Curriculum Review and Giveaway

I was recently given the chance to check out a history curriculum from Jill at Enchanted Homeschooling Mom.  Jill has a Member’s Only website where she has 250+ printables- there are unit studies, activity packs and printable curriculum like History Rocks!  I was super excited to get to check out her history curriculum!

History Rocks! Part 1 uses “Boys Who Rocked the World: Heroes from King Tut to Bruce Lee” by Michelle Roehm McCann as its text.

History Rocks Curriculum

Here is a description of the book from Amazon:

“This engaging and thought-provoking collection of influential stories provides forty-six illustrated examples of strong, independent male role models, all of whom first impacted the world as teenagers or younger. This updated and expanded edition of Boys Who Rocked the World encompases a variety of achievements, interests, and backgrounds, from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Steve Jobs to Crazy Horse and Stephen King—each with his own incredible story of how he created life-changing opportunities for himself and the world. Personal aspirations from today’s young men are interspersed throughout the book, which also includes profiles of teenagers who are rocking the world right now—boys like John Collinson, the youngest person to climb the Seven Summits, and Alec Loorz, who founded the nonprofit organization Kids vs. Global Warming.”

The History Rocks! curriculum is geared for 1st-5th grade, is over 400 pages and has 46 units- one for each of the male role models from the book.  Some units contain more activities than others, but all have plenty of fun things to do.  You will find mapping skills, reading, writing and fun projects covered throughout the curriculum and so much more!

Each unit starts out with a page of questions to answer after reading the chapter from the book.  Then the students write about why this person was important in history and what could have been different if that person did not do what he did.  It’s great way to get the students thinking after reading each chapter.  After that the units vary in what they contain- one might have a lesson in using an encyclopedia, some physics, a movie about the person, etc.  There are also links to other activities, coloring pages and more so you don’t have to go searching for anything extra to supplement.

The units do not have to completed in any particular order, you can just pick someone who is interesting to your child and start there.

History Rocks Curriculum

Since Hailey wants to be an artist, we decided to look at the unit about Pablo Picasso.  First we read the chapter in “Boys Who Rocked the World: Heroes from King Tut to Bruce Lee” by Michelle Roehm McCann all about Picasso.  The book is very interesting- we all found it very easy to read and it kept our attention.

History Rocks Curriculum

Hailey colored a paper about what kinds of colors she thought Picasso would have had on his pallet during the various periods in his life (Blue Period, Rose Period and Cubism).  Then she had to color what colors she would have on her pallet right now… she picked some happy colors because we’re going to Disney World soon and some sad colors because she saw a puppy at the store that she wanted and I wouldn’t get it for her :-)

History Rocks Curriculum

Hailey and Hunter made paper dolls of Pablo Picasso.

History Rocks Curriculum

Hailey created her own masterpiece after looking at Three Musicians by Pablo Picasso.

We really enjoyed this history curriculum!  I think it makes a great supplement or fun add on, and I would definitely recommend it.  History Rocks! Part 2 is coming soon and will feature the girls who rocked history.  I can’t wait to see it!!

If you would like a chance to win a copy of History Rocks! Part 1, you can enter below for a chance to win!

History Rocks Part 1

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Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this product in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.

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15 comments on “History Rocks! Part 1 Curriculum Review and Giveaway

  1. I’m starting a new job as a history teacher and this looks great!

  2. My boys would love this! Thanks!

  3. I would love to win this as I have not yet found a history curriculum.

  4. Tiffany Hauser on said:

    I love Enchanted Mom’s stuff! This looks fantastic! We would love to use this in our studies!

  5. Tiffany T on said:

    I would love to win this for my daughter. It is just how I plan to introduce history to her.

  6. Chelsey on said:

    I LOVE Enchanted Homeschooling Mom! I think this would be a great resource to use with my kids at home!

  7. Yahiliz on said:

    I think that this curriculum (and EHM in general) is awesome! History Rocks! appeals to me because I want to introduce my son to lots of men who have made a difference in this world. There are so many negative roll models and so many kids that feel entitled to get everything. I’d like to focus on my son sharing his God-given talents to make a difference in this world at any age.

  8. Daily Woman (Lacey) on said:

    I want to win because I think my kids would enjoy this curriculum.

  9. My niece would love this as a gift!

  10. Chay Dixon on said:

    This is my first year teaching. I will be teaching 5th grade in a county that is an hour away from my home. My classroom theme is rockstar. This book would fit in great with my theme and would help me teach history in a fun and innovative way.

  11. Carla Smith on said:

    My boys and I would so love this! May have to buy it, but we’d really love to win it!

  12. contestpatti on said:

    I am just starting out on our home schooling journey & this would be a great start for my resource library!

  13. Brenda on said:

    Love This! I have three grandsons who would also Love This! I am a retired teacher who would love to add this to my library.

  14. Loretta T on said:

    My son loves history, he would really love this.

  15. Thank you very much for this. It is going to make history fun. Not sure where I need to respond. Thanks again.

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