Teaching history from a textbook? Whether you are a homeschool family, charter school parent or classroom teacher, there is a better way!
Students love learning history the Unboxed way! Make your curriculum come alive.
The adventure begins when you order a single box, sign up for a subscription or purchase a complete curriculum!
If your order includes a welcome box, you receive:
- An interactive timeline poster
- A welcome letter and coloring sheet
- A time capsule kit to create your own historic memento
- A worksheet to help students understand how to read a timeline
- A Family Tree kit for exploring your student’s personal history
For subscriptions, each month you will receive a new box exploring a different place in time, according to the era you selected. For single boxes or a complete curriculum, everything arrives at once, for you to use when you are ready. Each box contains:
- An age-specific coloring sheet
- 1-2 (very!) high quality crafts
- A sticker for your timeline
- 2-3 items of additional enrichment material
For the Ancient and Middle Ages subscriptions, the box you receive will depend on the month, and all subscribers will receive the same box that month—great for collaborating with friends who are also subscribers!
For the American History subscription, boxes arrive according to a set sequence, so as to build the story of our nation chronologically.
There are three timelines to explore with each month’s unique, immersive history box:
Start exploring the ancient world as we take you on a tour of 18 of the most beautiful, influential, and fascinating places in history!
Our Ancient History Timeline spans from 5000 BC/BCE to 400 AD/CE.
American History (USA)
Learn the History of the United States of America and gain a new appreciation for the people, events, and cultures that formed our great nation!
Start with the three major cultures that came together in our beginnings (Africa, Europe, and Native American) and then learn about colonial life, the Revolutionary War, our Constitution, and more.
Our American History timeline runs through the Civil War.
Each history box is available in three different versions, to keep the materials engaging for every age group!
Highly visual, approachable materials for younger students that can be explored with the help of an educator. In addition to craft materials, recipes, and souvenirs our monthly magazine helps give educators the background they need to teach about the topic of the month.
An in-depth, relatable version of the subscription that can be completed mostly independently. Learn about the past through the eyes of a teenager and enjoy memorable crafts, recipes, stories, and mementos.
Relax and become inspired with a monthly history fix as you try your hand at a wide variety of crafts, historic recipes, and history based games. Bite sized bits of history fit into your busy schedule and provide you with fun information you will want to share with your friends.
Meet the Team
Hi! I’m Elizabeth. Small business enthusiast, creative force, and mom to 7 excellent children.
As a child I volunteered at a living history museum and went on to co-direct the educational programs there as an adult.
I also have home educated my own children for the last eleven years and taught at a local co-op for two years… so the idea of bringing hands-on history enrichment activities to your family is both very natural and very exciting for me! As homeschooling families know, textbooks are great, but nothing beats hand-on learning activities!
Thank you for supporting my family business and allowing me to share the learning that I love.
Hi! I’m Stephanie. My passion for history began at an early age, sparked by the American Girl books.
In college, I majored in history, and then went back to school for a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. I spent eight years in various classrooms: a Montessori preschool, substitute teaching every grade K-12, and finally two years teaching fifth grade. I’ve always enjoyed finding just the right curriculum and resources for my students. Now, with History Unboxed, I develop learning resources that take students and teachers beyond textbooks, and I find that very exciting.
I have worked on the farm at a local historic home, educating the public about farm life in the eighteenth century. I also do living history as a hobby and dabble in spinning, weaving, and homesteading.
I’m now a home educating mom of four kids who love hands-on activities as much as I do.
My name’s David. I’m 49 and work as a computer programmer and freelance artist.
I’ve always enjoyed comics and art in general, and history is one of the things I enjoy reading. It’s been really fun to learn about a new piece of history each month and watch as my two sons get excited over what I’m drawing.
With History Unboxed, my art helps history come alive through textbook style resources as well as the fun coloring sheets and other learning materials.
Matt Maley is a working artist with over twenty-five years in the fields of Illustration, design and sculpture. He also teaches after-school cartooning classes, and incorporates his love of history, science and the environment into much of his work.
Matt creates exceptional learning resources exclusively for History Unboxed, contributing to the complete, multi-sensory learning experience.
Matt lives in New Paltz, NY with his wife, daughter, six chickens, one dog and a cat (when she’s around). www.mattmaley.com