Our favorite resource for studying Ancient History during the primary years is Susan Wise Bauer’s Story of the World, Vol. 1. The stories are short and interesting, and the activity book includes questions to encourage narration, map work, coloring pages, book recommendations, and hands-on activities.
Early Church and Middle Ages:
Courageous martyrs, holy monks, knights and castles, famous artists… this time period is a delight to read about! This lesson plan uses picture books, audio books, and fun supplements to introduce the following themes: The Early Church, the Rise of Christianity, Christian Culture, Knights and Castles, and Art and Inventions.
And here is a book I made for my kids to write their narrations in:
I like to study history as a family. So when the older kids are studying American history, I read picture books to the younger ones. These lesson plans include several picture books to choose from for each topic and a variety of supplements. American saints are included.
American History I: Explorers to the American Revolution
American History II: The Writing of the Constitution until Theodore Roosevelt
Here is a book I made for my kids to write their narrations in:
This is the same narration book but without mid-lines. (For parents to write the narration in, if the student is not yet ready to do so.)