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Pandia Press: History

Effortlessly add Pandia Press History curriculum to your homeschooling day with these complete lesson plans including embedded curriculum study guides for use with your Homeschool Planet subscription.

The History Quest: Early Times and Middle Times, lesson plans for Homeschool Planet contain everything you need for a full year’s history curriculum for elementary-age children. Each weekly unit takes a chapter of the narrative history series, History Quest: Early Times or History Quest: Middle Times and turns it into a robust unit study with a week’s worth of engaging activities. Your student will gain a broad and deep understanding of early civilizations through readings, geography activities, discussions, writing assignments, coloring pages, crafts, and more. Also included throughout the curriculum are four weeks of warm and cozy ancient literature study, where parents and students snuggle up together to enjoy time-honored tales from four ancient civilizations across the world. The History Quest: Early Times Study Guide or History Quest: Middle Times  Study Guide is your child’s first step in a lifelong quest to explore and appreciate history. The entire History Quest: Early Times Study Guide or Middle Times Study Guide includes a lesson plan with an embedded curriculum for ease of use as well as simple scheduling, tracking, and grade keeping.

History Odyssey, Level 2: Ancients (Rev. Ed.), Middle Ages, Early Modern or Modern Learning becomes more independent in Level Two. Students depend less on the teacher and more on the instructions in the lessons. Investigating different ideas and viewpoint, analyzing their findings, and logically constructing conclusions hones your student’s critical thinking skills. Learning how to read complicated writings, take notes, and organize ideas in outline form prepares your student for high school and college courses.

History Odyssey, Level 3: Ancients (Rev. Ed.) Sharpen the skills of effective or persuasive speaking or writing through essays, research papers, and discussion. Investigate primary sources, analyze their contents, and develop ideas about what happened throughout history—just like a historian. Read historical fiction, biographies, and relevant classic literature to get a more complete view of the period.

A lesson plan only version of each plan is also available for those who already own the curriculum.

History Quest Study Guides includes
Weekly units with lessons for:
History reading assignments from History Quest: Early Times or Middle Times  and history encyclopedia

  • History Travel Log entries (timeline/geography activity)
  • Terms & Concepts (learning goals)
  • Map work
  • Comprehension/Writing/Dictation/Copywork
  • Crafts/Cooking/Artwork hands-on activities
  • History blackline maps
  • Hands-on activity instructions
  • Literature and weblink enrichment recommendations
  • Unit schedules and supply lists
  • Student coloring and activity pages

Study Guides for History Odyssey Level 2: Ancients (Rev. Ed), Middle Ages, Early Modern, or Modern and History Odyssey Level3: Ancients (Rev. Ed) includes:

  • History blackline maps
  • Worksheets
  • Recommended resource list
  • Detailed lessons covering~ Literature, Writing, Map work, Timeline analysis, and Research
  • Check boxes for your students to check off as they complete their assignments, providing them with a sense of accomplishment and a permanent record of their achievement.
  • Automatic lesson plan updates as needed, with enhancements, link updates, etc.
    Note: You decide whether to apply the updates.

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  • Automatic rescheduling of assignments when "life happens"
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  • Grade your student's work to recognize or reward completion.
  • Track attendance for states where this is required.
  • Generate reports, reminders, and much more!
Lesson Plans

History Quest: Early Times  For Grades 1 - 4

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History Quest: Middle Times  For Grades 1 - 4

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History Odyssey: Ancients Level 2 (Rev. Ed)  For Grades 5 - 8

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From first civilizations to the Fall of Rome, Ancients level two is a complete one-year curriculum guide that combines history with literature, world geography, and writing activities. This comprehensive course covers the successes and failures of Ancient civilizations from all parts of the world such as the Egyptians, the Greeks, the Romans, the Mayans, the Hittites, the Persians, the Mesopotamians, and many others. Ancients level two is a student guide that provides step by step lessons to teach world history from 6000 BCE to 500 CE. Level 2 History Odyssey guides are written to be used independently by students with the parent/teacher assisting when necessary with lessons and assessing the student’s completed work. Ancients level two does not require an answer key due to the subjectivity of the assignments that encourage critical thinking (i.e. there is rarely any one correct answer).  Answer keys to map work are found in the main spine (The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia).

Literature and writing instructions and assignments found in the course include two-level outlining of history readings and writing paragraph summaries.

Critical thinking with history studies found in this course include identifying connections and cause/effect relationships, timeline analysis, and identifying connections between geography and history through map work.

This guide includes:

  • 21 ancient history blackline maps
  • Worksheets
  • Recommended resource list
  • 72 detailed lessons covering:
    • Literature
    • Writing
    • Map work
    • Timeline analysis
    • Research

History Odyssey: Middle Ages Level 2  For Grades 6 - 8

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From fall of Rome to the Renaissance, Middle Ages level two is a complete one-year curriculum guide that combines history with literature, world geography, and writing activities. Students study events from the middle ages including monasticism; the Vikings; knighthood; the Crusades; the Dark Ages, feudalism; early America; African and Asian dynasties; and the Renaissance. This comprehensive course covers success and failures of civilizations in the Middle Ages from all parts of the world such as Normans, Byzantines, Mongols, Aztecs, Hapsburgs, Tudors, and many others. Middle Ages level two is a student guide that provides step by step lessons to teach world history from 500 to 1600. Level 2 History Odyssey guides are written to be used independently by students with the parent/teacher assisting when necessary with lessons and assessing the student’s completed work. Middle Ages level two does not require an answer key due to the subjectivity of the assignments that encourage critical thinking (i.e. there is rarely any one correct answer).  Answer keys to map work are found in the main spine (The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia).

Literature and writing instructions and assignments found in the course include three-level outlining of history readings, How to Write a Biography, creating plot diagrams, creating character webs, and identifying elements of an epic.

Critical thinking with history studies found in this course include identifying connections and cause/effect relationships, timeline analysis, and identifying connections between geography and history through map work.

This guide includes:

  • 29 middle ages history blackline maps
  • Worksheets
  • Recommended resource list
  • 113 detailed lessons covering:
    • Literature
    • Writing
    • Map work
    • Timeline analysis
    • Research

History Odyssey: Early Modern Level 2  For Grades 5 - 8

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From the Stuart Dynasty to Lewis and Clark, Early Modern level two is a complete one-year curriculum guide that combines history with literature, world geography, and writing activities. Students study events from early modern history, a time of nationalism and revolution: scientific, agricultural, industrial, French, and American. It was also a time of civil war and rebellion: English, Spanish, Scottish, Russian, and American. And it was a time of advancement and expansion: the Age of Reason, Galileo, Lewis and Clark, East India Trading Company, Mercantilism, and the Enlightenment. This comprehensive course covers success and failures of civilizations in Early Modern history from all parts of the world. Early Modern level two is a student guide that provides step by step lessons to teach world history from 1600 to 1850. Level 2 History Odyssey guides are written to be used independently by students with the parent/teacher assisting when necessary with lessons and assessing the student’s completed work. Early Modern level two does not require an answer key due to the subjectivity of the assignments that encourage critical thinking (i.e. there is rarely any one correct answer).  Answer keys to map work are found in the main spine (The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia). A rubric is provided to assist in grading essay writing.

Literature and writing instructions and assignments found in the course include advanced outlining of history readings, attribution of sources, How to Write a Biography, How to Write an Essay, persuasive writing, creating a storyboard, literary analysis, creating a character web, and identifying elements of an epic.

Critical thinking with history studies found in this course include identifying connections and cause/effect relationships; evaluating the validity and type of history sources; timeline analysis; detailed examination of revolutions, wars, and conflicts; and identifying connections between geography and history through extensive map work.

This guide includes:

  • 21 early modern history blackline maps
  • Worksheets
  • Recommended resource list
  • 89 detailed lessons covering:
    • Literature
    • Writing
    • Map work
    • Timeline analysis
    • Research

History Odyssey: Modern Times Level 2  For Grades 7 - 9

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From British Imperialism to the American Civil War to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Modern Times level two is a complete one-year curriculum guide that combines history with literature, world geography, and writing activities. Students study events from modern times history, a time of imperialism, nationalism, manifest destiny, and technology. And it was a time of world war and attention to human rights. This comprehensive course covers success and failures of civilizations in modern history from all parts of the world. Modern Times level two is a student guide that provides step by step lessons to teach world history from 1850 to 2000. Level 2 History Odyssey guides are written to be used independently by students with the parent/teacher assisting when necessary with lessons and assessing the student’s completed work. Modern Times level two does not require an answer key due to the subjectivity of the assignments that encourage critical thinking (i.e. there is rarely any one correct answer).

Literature and writing instructions and assignments found in the course include advanced outlining of history readings, poetry and political cartoon/advertisement analysis, attribution of sources, How to Write a Research Paper, How to Write an Essay, creating storyboards, persuasive writing, literary analysis, conducting interviews, presenting oral reports and presentations, and historical and geographical analysis of settings in literature.

Critical thinking with history studies found in this course include identification of connections and cause/effect relationships; evaluation of the validity and type of history sources; analysis of historical documents, legislation, and speeches; timeline analysis; detailed examination of imperialism and nationalism in modern history; detailed evaluation of wars, conflicts, and regimes; in depth study of various political doctrines; and identification of connections between geography and history through extensive map work.

This guide includes:

  • 23 modern times history blackline maps
  • Worksheets
  • Recommended resource list
  • 99 detailed lessons covering:
    • Literature
    • Writing
    • Map work
    • Timeline analysis
    • Research

History Odyssey: Ancients Level 3 (Rev. Ed.)  For Grades 9 - 12

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From first civilizations to the fall of Rome, Ancients Level Three is a complete one-year curriculum guide that combines history with literature, world geography, and writing activities. This comprehensive course covers the successes and failures of Ancient civilizations from all parts of the world such as the Egyptians, the Greeks, the Romans, the Mayans, the Hittites, the Persians, the Mesopotamians, and many others. Ancients Level Three is a student guide that provides step by step lessons to teach world history from 6000 BCE to CE 500. Level 3 History Odyssey guides are written to be used independently by students with the parent/teacher assisting when necessary with lessons and assessing the student’s completed work.

Literature and writing instructions and assignments found in the course include how to read classic literature, how to write a thesis statement, defining epic literature, essay writing, literature matrixes, literary analysis, logic and rhetoric as applied to literature and history readings, producing critical biographies, comprehending literature through storyboards, advanced outlining of history readings, and more.

Critical thinking with history studies found in this course include identification of connections and cause/effect relationships, compare and contrast ancient civilizations, timeline analysis, thorough analysis of primary sources including historical speeches and historical political writings, and decertification of connections between geography and history through extensive map work.

This guide includes:

  • 21 ancient history blackline maps
  • Worksheets
  • How to Read a Book Study Guide (applicable parts)
  • Recommended resource list
  • 165 detailed lessons covering:
    • Literature
    • Writing
    • Map work
    • Timeline instructions
    • Research

HQ: Early Times Lesson Plan Only  For Grades 1 - 4

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HQ: Middle Times Lesson Plan Only  For Grades 1 - 4

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HO: Ancients Level 2 Lesson Plan Only (Rev. Ed.)  For Grades 5 - 8

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HO: Middle Ages Level 2 Lesson Plan Only  For Grades 5 - 8

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HO: Early Modern Level 2 Lesson Plan Only  For Grades 6 - 8

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HO: Modern Times Level 2 Lesson Plan Only  For Grades 7 - 9

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HO: Ancients Level 3 Lesson Plan Only (Rev. Ed.)  For Grades 9 - 12

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