Dave Raymond’s courses offer many opportunities to add hands-on history ideas to dive deeper into the subject while keeping students interested.
Looking for engaging homeschool history courses, but not sure where to start? Compass Classroom currently offers 3 high school credit history courses from master story teller Dave Raymond.
Are you teaching our American History course with more than one student? Discover some simple ways to enjoy the curriculum and adapt it to meet your family’s needs.
World history is so important. It expands our perspective of other cultures and gives us a greater understanding of how other people live. While non-fiction books are indispensable tools to […]
History is a complex subject encompassing a sometimes overwhelming amount of information. Our history teacher reminds us of the many excellent reasons to enjoy and pursue knowledge of this topic.
Music is a fun and effective way to memorize historical facts. With these enjoyable resources, your kids can sing their way to through the next test.
After years of hardship, the settlers finally enjoyed a bountiful harvest. They chose to celebrate by praising God and sharing with others, a great reminder to us as we continue the tradition.
A fascinating time in filmmaking, the 1920s has some of the best silent films along with the first “talkies”. Another great list of must-see movies for film lovers and history buffs alike.
These silent films laid the foundation for the movies we love today. Enjoy this list of great films and experience some of the first examples of great filmmaking.
Gardening ideas from the early American settlers are practical and fun! A great hands-on history project that yields yummy results time and time again.
This list of great books organized by historical time period will enrich your high schoolers curriculum. These are some of the best stories of all time and exceptional works of literature, philosphy, history, and poetry.
Exposing your middle schoolers to great books can give them a life-long love of great literature. This list of inspiring classics introduces strong characters and timeless stories that kids love.
Do you need help engaging your kids in classic literature? Learn a simple way to get them hooked on timeless stories without too much effort.
Only when we know our history can we see our proper place in it. Create a timeline of history.
3 Valuable Lessons in Leadership from Teddy Roosevelt.
Dave Raymond’s American History includes many selections from original materials. We’ve received requests from homeschool parents asking for a supplemental book list. We have compiled a list arranged in loose chronological order by the time period covered in the story.
A frequently untapped resource when it comes to studying American history, particularly political history, are the historical election songs written and distributed by various presidential candidates. In an era of […]
Much research has been done showing that students learn more easily when there is a personal connection made between a lesson and their lives. What if you used your travels in your classroom AND had a creative way to display those memories?
What makes games so important, and how do they benefit us both as Americans and as educators? Here are ideas to play American History Games.
Abigail Adams was by no means unique to her time in that she practiced the art of letter writing, but because of her station in American history as First Lady, hers is one of the most easily accessible lives to examine when looking at the art of correspondence.