Helping Your Child Learn History: Resource List
- Web Sites
- Publications for Parents
- Books for Children
- Children's Magazines
- Federal Sources of Information
The following Web sites are some of the many that contain great links for both you and your child. Most provide you and your child with information about how to search for specific information and with links to other age-appropriate sites.
Bringing History Home, a K-6 history curriculum:
Council for Excellence in Government, Take Your Kids to Vote:
Family Education Network:
Global Schoolnet, Global Schoolhouse:
Internet Public Library, Kids Space:
National Constitution Center:
National Council for Geographic Education
National Council for History Education:
National Council for the Social Studies:
National Geographic Society:
National History Day:
- National Standards for Social Studies:
- Smithsonian Institute:
American Federation of Teachers. (2001). Helping Your Child Succeed: How Parents & Families Can Communicate Better with Teachers and School Staff. Washington, D.C. (available online at http://www.aft.org/parents/downloads/HYCS3.pdf)
American Library Association. (2002). Libraries, Children and the Internet. Chicago, IL. (Available online at http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=litoolkit&Template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=50669)
Cholden, Harriet, Friedman, John A. and Tiersky, Ethel. (1998). The Homework Handbook: Practical Advice You Can Use Tonight to Help Your Child Succeed Tomorrow. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Clark, Rosemary, Hawkins, Donna and Vachon, Beth. (1999). The School-Savvy Parent: 365 Insider Tips to Help You Help Your Child. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing.
Hickey, M. Gail. (1999). Bringing History Home: Local and Family History Projects for Grades K-6. Boston: Pearson, Allyn & Bacon.
Hirsch, E. D., Jr. (1997). What Your First Grader Needs to Know: Fundamentals of a Good First-Grade Education. New York: Doubleday.
Kay, Peggy. (2002). Games with Books: Twenty-Eight of the Best Children's Books and How to Use Them to Help Your Child Learn—From Preschool to Third Grade. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
National Council for Geographic Education. (1998). How to Help Children Become Geographically Literate. Washington, D.C. (Available online at www.ncge.org/publications/resources/family/page7.html.)
Rich, Dorothy. (1992). Megaskills: How Families Can Help Children Succeed in School and Beyond (rev. ed.). Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
Russell, William F. (1997). Family Learning. How to Help Your Children Succeed in School by Learning at Home. St. Charles, IL: First Word Learning Systems, Inc.
Wise, Jessie and Bauer, Susan Wise. (2004). The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home. New York: W. W. Norton.
Wolfman, Ira. (2002). Climbing Your Family Tree: Online and Off-Line Genealogy For Kids. New York: Workman Publishing.
Reprinted with the permission of the U.S. Department of Education.
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