This year, we are moving from Ancient History to American History. With the 150 anniversary of the Civil War and our recent trip to Silver Dollar City, it was a good time to switch focus in social studies.
Two of the best resources I have found so far are “The History of US” series written by Joy Hakim and Cobblestone Magazine. In addition to a year-long subscription, we have gone back and purchase numerous back issues. Each issue has well-researched and accessible articles, time lines, primary sources, and maps. Both resources are rich with history and do not dumb down the content just because of a younger target audience.