7/7/17

Fun Ways to Teach Your Kids about History


By on 7/07/2017 09:31:00 AM

History is something that everybody should be interested in, because each part of it has contributed to the life they now live and the society they live in. Unfortunately, however, not enough people are as interested in history as they should be. They’re not interested in their own history, and they're certainly not interested in anyone else’s history. The main reason for this is because history is always seen as a boring lesson in school. It is always depicted as that one lesson you’re most likely to fall asleep in as a kid. This always has been the case, and probably will only continue to be. However, you, as a parent, can do something about it. You can make history fun for your children if their history teacher at school isn’t doing a good enough job. Below are a few ways to do so.
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Teach your children about the indigenous peoples of the Americas.  As an adult, walking around museums that teach openly and frankly about the indigenous peoples of the Americas, such as the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Canada, would probably be enough to interest you. Taking your children around such an exhibit, however, would not garner such results; in fact they'd probably be more bored there than they are in school — it would be a disaster! So, you have to refrain from dragging them around a museum, and you have to get creative with the way you teach them of this hugely important time in the Americas. The best way to do so is to buy them a Teepee to play and even sleep inside of. These kinds of cone shaped tents were what were used by the indigenous peoples to live, meet and sleep in. And if your child can both see and get a feel for what it’s like inside of one, they may be stimulated to reenact indigenous scenes and learn about them. So, take a look at the best place to buy Teepees, and go out and buy one!  If you want to ensure your child knows everything there is to know about the history of North America that predates both Independence Day and Canada Day, then this is one of the best ways to stimulate their learning.

Teach your children about the history of farmhouses.  Farms and farmhouses have long been an integral part of our society. Because of this, they deserve to be learned about just as much as any other part of history — and there is a lot of history about them to learn. To teach your children of this history, the single best thing you can do is take them on a trip to a local living historical farm. Here they would be able to get up close and personal with what it is like to both live on a farm today and, importantly, what it was like to do so in the past.

History doesn’t have to be boring, and it’s down to you to ensure your children know that. If you are successful with the distilling of this message, then you may just save the world from yet another adult that doesn’t care about its history when your child grows up.


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Angela is a freelance writer and blogger, blessed with 3 daughters, 4 cats, 1 needy dog, and 1 very supportive husband.

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