This is my 18th post for my series #write28days. Today I want to talk about another curriculum choice we discovered at a homeschool convention. The company is called Trisms and the specific product we used was called HistoryMakers. You can read all about the company here.
I first fell in love with History Masterminds because it did not use a traditional textbook approach. It is an exciting overview of World History that also includes Language Arts, Geography, Literature, IEW and more. It covered the period from 3500 BC to the present.
I had a book that included the assignments broken down by week. Sometimes, the children had to research an invention and draw illustrations of it. Other times, they had to read about an artist or read a book or complete a mapping assignment. Here is a picture I took of a sample lesson plan and the explanation about what the students were doing.
One of my favorite parts of this middle school curriculum revolved around my ability to pick and choose resources along with having the ability to include our younger children in the learning assignments.
So if you want a curriculum that looks different from your average textbook approach to teaching and learning, check out Trisms for yourself. They offer materials for middle school through high school.
If you have seen it, used it or would like to use it, let me know. I would love to hear from you.