Downloadable History Lessons

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Teach history in a meaningful, memorable way with our Downloadable History Lessons! Each contains fascinating historic stories, multi cultural traditions, craft ideas, recipes, games and more! A rotating selection of monthly topics keeps your history lessons fresh and relevant. Let us help you turn your holidays, seasons, significant observances, and focused study months into an opportunity to connect with history in a fun, engaging way. Our selection changes frequently, check back often for new lessons or join our email list for updates and release notifications.

Winter Holidays Unboxed (Downloadable Lesson)

Learn the history of winter celebrations around the world with this easy to use downloadable lesson.

People around the world have observed the winter solstice for thousands of years. In the darkness, they have found ways to celebrate the return of the light. In this beautifully researched and carefully designed lesson, you will:

  • Discover traditional holidays such as Soyal, Sholoka, Yalda, Hanukkah, Yule, Christmas, and more
  • Learn about modern winter festivals such as Kwanzaa, Chalica, and HumanLight.
  • Create your own solstice traditions and sample delicious recipes
  • Deck your halls with historically-inspired decor
  • Dive deep with recommended reading about mid-winter celebrations
    …and more!

Full color, 71 pages download

Ukraine Unboxed

Learn the history of Ukraine with this easy to use downloadable lesson. We will donate 100% of the purchase price of this lesson to the International Rescue Committee to aid in the Ukrainian crisis.

Ukraine’s history goes back thousands of years. Learn about this fascinating country and bring the best of Ukraine into your home with hands-on activities.

  • Learn about how Kyiv got its name
  • Find out how history plays a role in current events
  • Make a traditional dessert with Ukraine’s national snack: sunflower seeds!
  • Learn about Ukrainian egg decorating and try it for yourself!

…and more!

Full color, 17 page download

 

 

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Thanksgiving Unboxed (Download)

Learn the history of Thanksgiving with this easy to use downloadable lesson.

Native American peoples have celebrated feasts of thanksgiving for thousands of years. English people had traditional harvest feasts and religious days of thanksgiving. But did they really sit down together to share a meal and give thanks for a bountiful harvest in 1621? In this beautifully researched and carefully designed lesson you will:

  • Discover the true story of the 1621 harvest feast known today as the First Thanksgiving.
  • Learn the history of Plymouth Colony and prepare English and Wampanoag recipes.
  • Create your own traditions of gratitude.
  • Read about the use of baskets and weave your own with common household materials.
  • Dive deep with recommended reading about Thanksgiving and Native Americans past and present.

…and more!

Full color, 28 pages download

Winter Holidays Unboxed (Download)

Learn the history of winter celebrations around the world with this easy to use downloadable lesson.

People around the world have observed the winter solstice for thousands of years. In the darkness, they have found ways to celebrate the return of the light.  In this beautifully researched and carefully designed lesson, you will:

  • Discover traditional holidays such as Soyal, Sholoka, Yalda, Hanukkah, Yule, Christmas, and more
  • Learn about modern winter festivals such as Kwanzaa, Chalica, and HumanLight.
  • Create your own solstice traditions and sample delicious recipes
  • Deck your halls with historically-inspired decor
  • Dive deep with recommended reading about mid-winter celebrations

…and more!

Full color, 71 pages download

Calendars Unboxed (Download)

Learn the history of calendars around the world with this easy to use downloadable lesson.

For thousands of years, people have used astronomy to track the passage of time.  They created calendars based on the movements of the sun, moon, and stars.  How did we end up with the system we have today?  Travel back in time to visit the Egyptians, the Mayans, and other fascinating peoples.

  • Learn about why our weeks have 7 days
  • Make a mobile featuring the Roman and Norse history of weekday and month names
  • Play a card game and learn the Tsalagi (Cherokee) names of the month
  • Explore the included calendars and compare different cultures!
  • Dive deep with recommended reading about timekeeping traditions around the world

…and more!

Full color, 40 page download

We are adding new downloadable lessons each month, focused on a seasonal aspect of history.  Make sure you are subscribed to our newsletter so you don’t miss any of these exciting new lessons!

Black History Unboxed (Download)

This Black History Month, learn about the lives of 24 influential Black Americans with this easy to use downloadable lesson.

Black history is American history. These are just a few of the Black people who have played an important role in American history.  This list includes athletes, artists, activists, politicians, scientists, and more. 

  • Discover the lasting impact of these historical figures
  • Make your own peanut soup and sweet potato pie as you learn about the importance of these recipes
  • Play a card game with illustrated biography cards
  • Color bookmarks with inspirational quotes
  • Dive deep with a recommended reading list highlighting books by Black authors and illustrators

…and more!

Full color, 66 pages download

Womens History Unboxed (Download)

This Women’s History Month, learn about the lives of 24 influential women with this easy to use downloadable lesson.

The theme for  Women’s History Month ins 2022 is Providing Healing, Promoting Hope. This month, we take a look at women who made a difference in the medical field. 

  • Discover the innovations and accomplishments of these amazing women
  • Make fried rice in honor of “Dr. Mom Chung.”
  • Play a card game with illustrated biography cards
  • Play a word game inspired by the Wordle puzzle.
  • Learn the alphabet in braille and American Sign Language
  • Dive deep with a recommended reading list

…and more!

Full color, 52 page download

Ukraine Unboxed (Download)

Learn the history of Ukraine with this easy to use downloadable lesson. We will donate 100% of the purchase price of this lesson to the International Rescue Committee to aid in the Ukrainian crisis.

Ukraine’s history goes back thousands of years. Learn about this fascinating country and bring the best of Ukraine into your home with hands-on activities.

  • Learn about how Kyiv got its name
  • Find out how history plays a role in current events
  • Make a traditional dessert with Ukraine’s national snack: sunflower seeds!
  • Learn about Ukrainian egg decorating and try it for yourself!

…and more!

Full color, 17 page download

We are adding new downloadable lessons each month, focused on a seasonal aspect of history. Make sure you subscribe to our newsletter so you don’t miss any of these exciting new lessons!

Spring Holidays Unboxed (Download)

This spring, learn about the ways people around the world and throughout history have welcomed the arrival of spring.

  • Discover the origins of spring traditions like decorated eggs and decorate your own
  • Find out why people throw colored powder during Holi
  • Make a traditional yogurt dessert from India
  • Decorate your home for spring
  • Dive deep with a recommended reading list

…and more!

Full color, 48 page download

Summer Solstice Unboxed (Download)

This summer, learn about the ways people around the world and throughout history have celebrated the summer solstice.

  • Discover the origins of traditions like throwing coins in fountains
  • Find out why summer solstice is called a “fire festival” in some places
  • Bake a delicious cake inspired by a traditional Swedish dessert
  • Go on a flower scavenger hunt and learn about how people used flowers as a divination tool
  • Dive deep with a recommended reading list

…and more!

Full color, 26 page download

Looking for more summer fun? Make a sundial with the Pharoahs or plant a garden with the Powhatan!

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