Free Printable Maps, Timelines and World History Teaching Aids
This post is going to serve me as a reference list of resources. I hope it helps some of you as well. You might want to “pin” it or bookmark for future use. I may be adding to this list later as I find other resources that I like.
Free Printable color maps. This is a very nice government resource. You’ll find nice maps labeled and blank for USA: States & Capitals, USA: Rivers & Lakes and more. When you click that link above just scroll down to the section that says: “Printable Maps List: Reference and Outline Maps of the United States”.
This site also has free printable maps and I think it would be a good site to check out. I’ve found other free maps in the past but I think one or both of these links have some better maps than I’ve used in the past.
Free & Cheap historical timelines, figures and images.
I loved this option of having a row of empty boxes for the kids to glue in or draw in their own timeline events. I also like what DonnaYoung.org offers for free timeline layouts here.
Free Clip Art & more:
Here are a few I’ve personally visited: here’s one, here’s one, here’s one, here’s a free historical portraits in the public domain, and here is over 60,000 pieces of educational clip art. I haven’t used any of these yet, however I am taking a liking to that last one.
Scroll down to the purple here to see the list of FREE Montessori printables for cards or other projects.
I’m not sure I want to depend on going the “free” route to find free images to print and cut out, but I also don’t want to spend a lot of money on timeline figures. I didn’t like the prices I was finding on Ebay and Amazon. I did find some VERY affordable printable sets from this Montessori site. What I like about this option vs. searching high and low for something free that fits our need is that these are all already packaged and super-duper affordable… seriously like a buck or three. However…
—-> I’m almost convinced that I want to buy one or both sets of just the timeline cut-outs cd‘s from Hold That Thought. I just printed out their free demo page of 9 black/white cut-outs and I like it plus the price is under $20 for around 800 to over a thousand timeline images per cd. The two sets are Bible/Church History and US/World History. Our timeline would look more uniform and consistent if I went this route vs. taking bits and pieces from all over the web.
Timepage.org – see his work here.
Free Charlotte Mason Book of Centuries timeline page headers.
Free Timeline section divider pages.
Ideas about how to teach history:
Run of the Mill blog
Homeschool Channel TV video (47 min)
If you use “Story of the World” (like me) you might like some lapbooking ideas here and lapbook booklet ideas here.
Long list of FREE homeschool stuff <— looks exciting!
I found many of my timeline resources from Mahogany Homemaker and this Squidoo page.
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