free history resources for homeschool

free history resources for homeschool

Y’all know I like free!!

Whether you need to DIY your history this year or whether you just want to supplement your curriculum, here’s a list of free history resources for all ages.

  1. Learn Out Loud – Free history audio and video, both online and for download. Examples include: The Gettysburg Address, Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech, “Common Sense” by Thomas Paine, and Greek myths.
  2. Gutenberg – Free children’s history books at Gutenberg, arranged by category.
  3. Heritage History – yes, they have cd libraries and curriculum but they also have a free online library.
  4. Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids – a fun website divided by grade levels that teaches kids about our nation and our government.
  5. History for Kids – history by time period, with printable quizzes and worksheets.
  6. History Printables – A list of links to printables for a variety of historical places, events and figures to supplement your learning.
  7. America the Story of Us – An American History series available on DVD through Netflix. If you’re a Netflix member, this is a nice summary of American History and we enjoyed it. (We did stop and supplement with additional documentaries about Lewis & Clark, Jamestown, George Washington and so on, for a fuller experience.) The DVD set is also available on Amazon.
  8. Currclick – browse the free history resources at Currclick.
  9. The History Channel online – a good place to start is by browsing by topic.
  10. Mr. Nussbaum’s United StatesHistory for Kids – This site is really put together well. Your kids will enjoy learning history here!

Bonus: I would be remiss if I didn’t mention my Ultimate Guide to Texas History, which does have links to paid resources but also has LOTS of links to free Texas History resources. Also, check out these ultimate history guides from my fellow blogging friends: Ultimate Guide to Ancient History at Not Consumed, Ultimate Guide to Pennsylvania History at Contented at Home, and Ultimate Guide to Early American History at Mom’s Mustard Seeds.

Before you go, don’t forget to check out my Homeschooling History section!

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Hey, y’all! I’m Amber and I wear many hats. I drink a ton of coffee and I’m constantly sweeping crumbs off the floor. After 18 years of homeschooling, I’m getting close to graduating my third child and now we are starting over at preschool with our fourth, Lil Miss Mouse. She keeps us young and she’s the main reason for my excessive coffee consumption. Drink up!