History

Layers of Learning history includes cultures from all over world like Ancient South America, Medieval African Kingdoms, and Modern Israel plus all the typical topics like Ancient Egypt and the Renaissance.  Explore history hands on with printables, crafts, models, reenactments and more.

Native American Sand Painting

Enchanting Navajo Sand Paintings You Can Make

Explore the beliefs of the Navajo and other Native American tribes, then create your own sand painting with this simple combination art/history lesson.

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World War One Legend of the Battle of Mons

Construct a Model of the Miraculous WWI Battle of Mons

This post has a printable timeline of World War One to assemble as well as a hands-on 3D map to build of the first battle of World War One, the Battle of Mons. There’s a cool legend about angels protecting the British.

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map of the cold war

Mapping the Titans of the Cold War World

Color a map of the Cold War world. The USA and NATO versus the USSR and the Warsaw pact. The map also shows “hot spots” where actually wars broke out and places where guerrillas were operating.

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paper planes from world war two

World War II Printable Planes and the Battle of Britain

Print, color, and craft planes from WWII. Many of these planes fought in the Battle of Britain, one of the earliest battles of WWII.

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ancient greek philosophers notebooking page

The Big Three Ancient Greek Philosophers Notebooking Page

This exploration about the “big three” ancient Greek philosophers is for high schoolers. Learn about Socrates, Aristotle, and Plato and their ideas.

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Kids working on Book of Years

How To Make a “Book of Years” Timeline of World History

The Book of Years is a timeline you research, color, and write yourself.

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legend of the capitoline geese

Ancient Rome and the Legend of the Capitoline Geese

Print and color a booklet of the legend of the Capitoline geese, who saved Rome from invading Gauls.

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Make Individualized Research Projects About Native American Tribes

Research one of the Northeast Woodland tribes that early settlers to the Americas would have come across. All ages of kids can make a project about the tribes and then write a research paper about them.

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samurai warrior

Print and Play the Free “Japanese Shoguns” Game

Play a game focusing on the power struggle between shoguns in Japan during the feudal period. Roll dice and win armies of samurai.

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child in a Christopher Columbus themed paper hat and playing with a paper spyglass

Columbus’s Fearless First Voyage With A Creative Craft For Kids

Color a map of Columbus’ first voyage. Then, for young ones only, make a spy glass and a captain’s hat.

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renaissance small cakes

How To Make Renaissance Period Small Cakes

Try a Renaissance recipe by making these small cakes with all of your children.

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How To Make A Medieval Book Craft

Make a medieval book by stitching the pages together and sewing on a cover. Use the book to collect things you learn about the middle ages.

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