History with a Twist
While history is typically taught from a textbook, there are more exciting options available. Beginning Sewing: Historical Costumes with Amy Puetz is a fun way for all students to use basic sewing skills while they learn a bit of history. Video instructions, sewing directions, and patterns are provided for making pioneer, sailor, pilgrim, and Victorian accessories, as well as handbags, pockets, and more, that can be added to a plain dress or blouse and skirt to make historical costumes that will allow students to feel closer to the various periods in history. Students can start at lesson one and follow through sequentially or pick and choose which costumes they want to make based on their interests and sewing ability. High school students wishing to earn academic credit can count this course as 0.25 home economics credit. Hands-On History with Sharon Gibson teaches history to elementary and middle school students through unit studies that include an assortment of creative activities and assignments designed to further the students’ understanding of history. Weekly lessons are provided that bring history to life through literature, history, Bible, crafts, art appreciation, and more. The five unit studies in this course will be available only for a limited time; the final unit is scheduled to be released in April. Students can still enjoy the current lesson on pirates and privateers.
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