One of the coolest aspects of this interest-led learning gig is that I get to do internet research. Have I mentioned that doing internet research is right up there with imbibing a well-prepared mojito for me? Love, love, LOVE it!
So when Uber wanted me to find some good sources of info on Ancient Greece, I was all over that like skin on a potato. And of course Googling Ancient Greece takes you to sites that aren’t just about Ancient Greece, but Ancient Rome, and then those sites lead you to checking out Ancient China, and the next thing you know you’ve got enough fodder for a whole HHH post!
So if your “free form scholar” ever asks you for info on Ancient History, you are good to go, thanks to my rampant internet research addiction.
As far as I’m concerned, it is impossible to study history of any kind without a good movie or two to supplement the often dry text of historical books, so be sure to stop by Historybusters for a complete list of history-related movies catalogued by era and age/grade appropriateness. We even discovered a great documentary series on Ancient Greece that is available on Netflix Instant Watch!
Probably everyone has used Mr. Dowling’s great “Browse the World” site, I suppose. But I’m listing it for any newbie homeschoolers out there…just in case!
What is ancient history without a timeline, and in my opinion, this is one of the most comprehensive ones, and links you to tons of great resources and images of whatever you are studying.
When the kids were younger, we always included some great historical fiction and nonfiction books to round out our studies of different periods and eras. A Book in Time offers a great reading list of historical books for kids.
If you have some favorite Ancient History tools to tell about, by all means list them in the comments!